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Harvest Moon Festival

October 28, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Harvest Moon Fest Cajun Coast

Harvest Moon Fest
Franklin, LA  70538

October 28, 2023

8am – Teche Action Clinic “Adeliene Guienze” Fun Run/Walk – begins at the SMP Courthouse, corner of Main and Willow Street. Call (337) 940-3936, Florence, (337) 828-2550 ext. 2128, Justice or (337) 828-2550 ext. 2243 Gabrielle to register. $20, pre-registration, $35 late registration. T-shirt not guaranteed for late registration.

8am – Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show – Bayouside at Adams Street. Contact (337) 578-3369 to register.

10 am to 3 pm. – Louisiana Cane Syrup Heritage Expo, downtown Franklin
The Louisiana Cane Syrup Heritage Expo celebrates the traditions of small-batch cane syrup makers. Antique Syrup Mills, engines, vintage sugarcane farm equipment, arts and crafts, memorabilia related to cane syrup. Music by Joe Hall and the Cane Cutters. Blevins Building

9 to 5pm – Venders along Main Street, Jackson Street to Willow Street -food, arts and crafts, artwork, live music, and more.

10 am to 2 pm – Classic Car Show, Downtown Main Street, Franklin

12:45 pm – Pooch Parade,.  Main Street.  Dress your pup and strut the runway for a chance to win a special prize. See flyer.

Scarecrow Decorating Contest 

Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Decorating

10 to 6 pm – Kids Corral & Petting Zoo, 822 Main Street, Franklin (by Mark Credit)
Games/pumpkins 10 am to 6 pm
Face Painting  from 10 am to 4 pm price will be $5.00
Pony Rides, Petting Zoo from 4 pm to 6 pm

10am to 3pm – Sugar Showdown Bake-Off, sponsored by Louisiana Cane Syrup Heritage Expo. Cake, Pie, Cookies and Baker’s Choice. All entries must be baked items which contain raw sugar (from a mill) and/or cane syrup.  Rules for Bake Off

3p.m. – Bass Fishing Tournament hosted by Bullet Bass Cub at Myette Pointe Landing, Franklin, LA. Check in is at 3p.m. with a fee of $100 per boat -includes $10 for (1) Big Bass Pot.  For 1st place = $1000, 2nd place = $675, 3rd place = $450, 4th place = $125, 100% payout (based on 25 boats. You will have to sign a liability release form. Rules  Waiver 

Kayaking with Tours by Steven.  Click for Kayak tours to book your tour today.

Tri Parish Gospel Choir – 12 noon
Mark Robicheaux – 1 to 2 pm
Chase Landry – 2 to 3 pm
Rick Lorenzo – 3 to 4 pm
Johnny Chauvin & Chris Ibert – 4 to 6 pm.


October 28, 2023
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Historic Downtown Franklin
Franklin, LA 70538 United States + Google Map
(337) 578-8336
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Harvest Moon Festival