22nd Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 9:00am - Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 5:00pm
Oak Alley Plantation
3645 HIGHWAY 18
Vacherie, LA 70090

9am to 5pm both days

Festival Admission

$5.00 ..... 10 years & over
Free ..... 9 years and younger

(Tours of the mansion not included • No pets allowed)

All proceeds will be used for the preservation, upkeep and maintenance of Oak Alley Plantation, a National Historic Landmark, which is owned and operated by a private, non-profit foundation.

photo of craft                              vendors at Arts & Crafts Festival



What's Goin' On?

More than 170 booths of juried artists and crafters from throughout the United States. Coming from as far away as California, Missouri and Tennessee, to as close as Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, and our own local artisans from Louisiana. Oak Alley's show prides itself in selecting crafters with the most unique items to sell. We also limit each booth to selling items from only two categories. We have made it our mission to continue to have a high quality Festival that only handcrafted, original items are allowed to be sold by exhibitors. More specifically, the items must be hand-made by the exhibitor, themselves and the exhibitor must be on hand to talk about his craft during the show. "Secret Shoppers" roam the Festival to ensure that crafters are following the rules.

Some unique items such as mixed media 2-D art, garden & folk art, stained glass, Louisiana Mud Paintings, pen and ink drawings, watercolor prints, fountains, gourmet jellies & pickles will be on display for sale. And of course, we will have on hand original and handmade creations such as jewelry, furniture, clothing, home accessories, paintings, photography, pottery, wooden crafts and toys. You will also find gifts to give for Easter, Mother's Day and Father's Day. And don't forget, for all those sports fans we will have plenty of LSU and Saints memorabilia!

Bring the Kids!

As always we structure the festival with activities for the entire family to enjoy. The kids will have more fun than the parents. We will have pony rides, a petting zoo, EuroBungy jumping, face painting, sand art and much more to keep them busy.

photo of pony ride<br />
                              and face painting at Arts & Crafts<br />

What's Cookin'?

Enjoy our array of delicious local flavor foods: Funnel Cakes, Shrimp on a Stick, Seafood Pasta, Jambalaya, Fried Fish Poboys, Crawfish Etouffee, Fried Eggplant w/ Crawfish Sauce, Corn & Shrimp Soup, Polish Sausage, Blooming Onion, Crab Cakes, Shishkabob, Egg Rolls, Grilled Lobster Tail, Seafood Platters, Chicken & Andouille Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Fried Chicken Tenders, Pastalaya, Pull Pork, Brisket, Chicken Sandwich, Hog Cracklins, Fried Crawfish Tails, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Chili Fritos, Chili Potatoes, Southwestern eggrolls, Alligator Sauce Piquante, Crawfish Wraps, Alligator Wraps, Bavarian Brautz, Beef Goulash, Berliner, and "Drunken Pig."

To fill the urge of your sweet tooth: Bread Pudding with Praline Sauce, Popcorn Balls, Rum Cake, Peanut Butter & Chocolate Fudge, Banana Nut Bread, Assorted Pies, Pecan Pralines, Ice Cream, Kettle Korn, Snowballs, Lemonade, Beer, Daiquiris, and of course, our famous MINT JULEPS!


photo of food booth<br />
                              at Arts & Crafts Festival





*All exhibitors, craft items and craft booths are subject to change, due to conditions beyond our control.