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4th Annual Shake your Trail Feather Festival

The TECHE Project

The TECHE Project is proud to announce the 4th annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival. This event raises funds to create projects and maintain facilities along the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail. The nationally-recognized Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is drawing people from around the globe to experience paddling in Cajun Country. Shake Your Trail Feather will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 17. The cost is free, however, the TECHE Project is raising funds for the Paddle Trail by selling an official festival pin for $5. Food, beverages and merchandise will also be available for purchase. Concert performances will include The St. Bernard School Musicians (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Heritage Stage), David Greely and Megan Brown (noon-1 p.m., Cajun), The Magnolia Sisters (1:30-3:30 p.m., Cajun/Zydeco) and Horace Trahan and Ossun Express (4-6 p.m., Zydeco). Boat building on the Teche will be the theme of the Heritage Stage. There will be interviews with boat builders, a premiere of Charles Richard's documentary about wooden boat builders "In the Mind of the Maker" and boat carving demonstrations. Pack and Paddle is providing a kayak for raffle. For a $3 ticket you can try your luck at winning a Jackson Journey touring kayak. Cajun Paddle will also host a "Paddle to the Party" float trip. Kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats will paddle from Poche Bridge to the park with a floating band escort. In addition, The TECHE Project is partnering with TRAIL to host the "Trail Feathers" bike event with three routes. There is also a combined cycle and paddle to the party option available. For more information about these activities, contact (paddle) and [email protected] (bike and bike/paddle). There will be artisans selling their wares, and the TECHE Project members and partner organizations (Sierra Club, TRAIL, Tour du Teche, Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Park) will be onsite to provide educational information and demonstrations about the various projects taking place on the bayou. There will be many activities and face painting for kids. Teche Project encourages revelers to come adorned as birds and compete for the Best "Bayou Bird" prize. St. Martin Parish Tourism and the City of Breaux Bridge have partnered with the TECHE Project to make this event possible. For more information, contact Patti Holland at (337) 277 4645, [email protected] or visit