NATCHITOCHES, LA – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) and the Cane River Creole National Historical Park will host the 2nd Annual Cane River Find Your Park Festival on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
Held at the Oakland Plantation Unit of the park, the festival will showcase the cultural and natural resources located in the Cane River and Red River regions. Events include hands on activities for children, agricultural demonstrations, games, and a petting zoo! “Our goal was to create an event that brings the park to life and encourage families to explore Cane River and discover the National Park and Heritage Area in their backyard,” commented Rebecca Blankenbaker, CRNHA Director of Communications. The second year of the festival will continue to feature other federal and state partners like the US Army Corps of Engineers, Kisatchie National Forest, and Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site. “From blacksmith demonstrations to a children’s petting zoo there will be something for everyone to enjoy,” Blankenbaker continued.
The Cane River Find Your Park Festival is free and open to the public. Activities will occur from 10AM-3PM at Oakland Plantation located at 4386 Highway 494, Natchez, LA 71456.
Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that manages the congressionally designated Cane River National Heritage Area. Its mission is to preserve and promote the cultural and natural resources of Cane River and encourage economic development by strengthening heritage tourism in the region.