The 29th Annual Corn Festival of Louisiana is already underway in Bunkie, Louisiana. The Corn Festival started on June 11, 2015 and is expected to wrap up on June 13, 2015 at around midnight.
The festival was started by the Bunkie Chamber of Commerce in 1987 to promote Bunkie. The name Louisiana Corn Festival was given to honor the impact that agriculture has on the economy and a Corn Farmer is honored each year. This festival has something for all ages. Opening ceremonies are Friday at 5:00 PM and at that time the large carnival, food booths and arts and craft booths are open for business. There are live bands each night with a street dance, games, contests, lizard races, corn cooking contest, children parade and our big city wide parade. There is tennis and softball tournaments going on all weekend. Our talent contest will be Saturday at 3:30 PM with cash prizes for the winners.
The festival’s family friendly atmosphere makes the Louisiana Corn Festival a must-do for people looking for a fun weekend. All proceeds of the festival are put back into the festival, its grounds and projects throughout the city. So follow the rows of corn down to Bunkie, where you are sure to have a shucking good time.