Nearly 8,000 expected to attend this weekend
With nearly 8,000 people expected to attend this weekend’s Little Red Church Food & Fun Festival in Destrehan, the fun can only get bigger and better with more rides, bands and a menu of tantalizing foods lined up for this free event.
“SCB Runs for the Roses” is this year’s festival theme, which Ronald Rodrigue, administrative assistant at St. Charles Borromeo School, said is a play off the Kentucky Derby, which is also this weekend. There will also be a T-shirt commemorating the theme.
“We always say the reason it is so good is because it brings a lot of families back to the parish who may have moved away, and provides a great place for class reunions,” Rodrigue said of the fest’s appeal.
The festival will be held at 13396 River Road in Destrehan, behind St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
Rodrigue also was pleased to announce a new ride company, Mississippi Delta, will provide more rides for both youngsters and teens.
A strong band lineup also will include 90-Degrees West, he said. Also, they will crown Little Miss Red Church.The festival also will offer a tasty menu including crawfish pies, pulled pork, jambalaya and red beans, shrimp stew, hamburgers, as well as sno-balls, French fries, fried fish, hot dogs, pizza, onion mums, funnel cakes, chicken nuggets and tenders, and nachos.
Desserts will be sold including funnel cakes and a variety of sweets.
The three-day fest, which runs Friday through Sunday, will have an opening ceremony, including the drumline, SCP cheerleaders and DJ: Oldies but Goodies from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, festival hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The schedule will begin at 11 a.m. with the St. Borromeo School Alumni Day and Pageant; 90-Degrees West band performing from 1 to 4 p.m.; DJ Magic Mike providing music from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the band Category 6 performing from 6 to 7 p.m.Sunday hours will be 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., including performances by band Groovy 7 from 2 to 5 p.m., and the Topcats from 6 to 9 p.m.
Games for all ages will include basketball shoot, country store football throw, shooting gallery, baseball throw, face painting, Plinko, Ring-a-drink, Big Wheel, paint ball target shooting, a dunking tank, dart throw, marbleized memories and corn hole.
The event also will feature two $5,000 raffles.