Experience MayFest!


Join us as we celebrate MayFest in the Leesville Historic District on May 3rd and 4th, the first weekend in May. This free festival features live music, handmade treasures, local arts, children’s activities, and, of course, food!

Visit our Artisan’s Village at the North end of the Leesville Main Street District, full of those unique hand-crafted items you’re looking for—embroidery and crochet, artwork such as photographs and caricatures, wooden toys, jewelry, birdhouses, homemade soaps, and so much more!

Experience MayFest!You can’t miss the Food Court, right in the middle of the festival! Just follow your nose to find your favorites—from classics like corn dogs, funnel cakes, and snow cones to plates of Ribs, Boudin, and Crawfish Etouffee, we’ve got something for everyone; and start it all off with a stack of “cakes” at the Lion’s Club Annual Pancake Breakfast.

The Main Street Marketplace, full of professionals and informational booths just south of the stage on Third Street is the place to find T-shirts, jewelry, plants, candles, and other items.

Experience MayFest!

Listen to our award-winning line-up of musical entertainment on the stage in front of the historic 1910 Vernon Parish Courthouse on Third Street. The music begins at 4:00pm on Friday and runs until 10:30pm. On Saturday, the stage comes alive at 9:00am with the opening ceremony, which will include Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, followed by several hours of gospel musical entertainment. A variety of musical styles will take the stage throughout the afternoon, from zydeco to jazz, country to pop.

Experience MayFest!Be sure to visit the No Man’s Land—Becoming Louisiana Special Exhibit at the historic 1910 Vernon Parish Courthouse. No Man’s Land, the disputed territory between the United States and Spain along Louisiana’s western border after the Louisiana Purchase became a haven for outlaws, but it also attracted rugged pioneers and diverse cultural groups, such as Native Americans, African Americans, Scot-Irish settlers, and remnants of Spanish colonies. The No Man’s Land—Becoming Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration will celebrate the culture, history, art, folklife, natural resources, cuisine, attractions, and events of the eight destinations who are historically tied to the geographic area of No Man’s Land, through 2021.

For more information about MayFest, check out www.LouisianaLegendCountry.com or call the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission at (337) 238-0783, ext. 0.