Local area nonprofit The Feather Fund NOLA announced it will host its Cultural Fall Fest event at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling on Sunday, Nov. 5 from Noon to 7 p.m.
Admission to the event will be $10 per adult, with children 12 and under entering free.
The cultural event, sponsored by both corporate and nonprofit donors like Shell, United Way of St. Charles and St. Charles Parish Hospital, is designed to be a celebration of Louisiana culture and its rich multi-cultural history.
“We celebrate much of the French culture here [in Louisiana], but really there was a Spanish culture that was here prior, about 200 years [starting around] 1530 with Desoto,” Glenn Chayil Jones, Chief Operating Officer of The Feather Fund NOLA, commented. “Also, there is a Tchefuncte trade area of the Aboriginal that were here when the Spanish came, [and] the German and the Irish were very early settlers here…we just wanted to highlight the true culture [with Cultural Fall Fest] that really started our beautiful Louisiana.”
While in its fourth year, November 5 will mark the first time The Feather Fund NOLA hosts the event inside its new St. Charles Parish venue. The event promises food vendors, artisan and craft booths, art displays as well as live music from bands like Bettis 3rd Degree Hip-Hop Brass Band as well as local Grammy-nominated artists 79ers Gang.
“We feel very fortunate to have a Grammy-nominated band to be with our first foray into St. Charles Parish,” Jones said. “[It’s] a group out of our New Orleans area that celebrates the culture of carnival and the culture of Mardi Gras here.”
Local food trucks including Tap New Orleans, Southern’s and Mo’ Fries will be at the event, along with other food and catering vendors offering Cajun and Creole cuisine food options.
The Feather Fund NOLA is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit run by a volunteer board of professionals aimed at celebrating culture, music and history of Aboriginal Indians and the intersection of all Louisiana cultures.
“We are presently working with the St. Charles Parish School System to integrate information and culture we are bringing to the festivals into the school system,” Jones mentioned. “We want to be able to create an ownership of our culture here in Louisiana – all of it, not just certain time periods of it – everything that brings in everyone in Louisiana.”
The group last sponsored a smaller cultural-based event in St. Charles called ‘A Cultural Blast in St. Charles Parish’ earlier this year on July 3 in conjunction with other planned parish July 4 festivities.
For more information on the upcoming Cultural Fall Fest or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.featherfundnola.com.