DENHAM SPRINGS – On Saturday, Oct. 1, the main stretch of Highway 16 in the Antique Village will be filled with hundreds of vendors from around the state gathered to celebrate the Fall Antique Festival. The event lasts from 9 to 16:30.
Kim and Al Bye have been festival coordinators for over 20 years.
They say this is important for the district, as all the revenue goes to the storefronts on the main road.
According to Kim, the festival is used to develop the district, but also to bring the community together during the big event.
Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry says this year’s turnout will be bigger than ever, with more than 10,000 people expected. In addition, 20 new sellers will join the 160 present. You can find everything from delicious food to handmade art and jewelry. All attractions will be free, from child safety sessions with law enforcement agencies to parking.
Several events take place on the Railway Station Stage, the musical performances start at 9 am. Among the many musicians is an American Idol contestant. At 11 a.m. in the Antik Falu, they also host a pet costume contest.
Here’s a breakdown of all the shows:
Railway station stage:
Jim and James Linden Hogg until 9-10 a.m
Essential Groove from 10 to 11 o’clock
Pets Spook-tacular Costume contest 11-12:30
Odyssey Dance 12:30-1:00 p.m
Dem Beuche Boyz until 13-14 hours
Serenity Dance 2-2:30 p.m
Clifton Brown 2:30-3:30 p.m
River City Boys until 9-10 a.m
Amethyst from 10:30 to 11:30
Canned music 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Ashton Gill from 3-4 p.m
For more information on the festival, visit their website for the full breakdown.