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BonTon Festival to start today

Last Modified: Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:33 PM

By Warren Arceneaux / American Press

Faith, family and community have been celebrated at the St. Theresa Bon Ton Festival in Carlyss for more than three decades.

This year’s festival will run Friday through Sunday, Sept. 20-22, at the church, at 4822 Carlyss Drive.

Live music, carnival rides and a variety of culinary treats will be available at the festival, which will also include bingo games, live and silent auctions, a country store, sweet shop and garage sale.

There will be a covered pavilion with plenty of room for dancing, eating and visiting. There is also a 5K run for children and a petting zoo.

The musical lineup will be headlined by Brad Brinkley and Comfort Zone on Friday and Barry Badon and the Bayou Boys on Saturday.

Live entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. each night.

Among the items available at the auctions are a date-night package; a crawfish pot, including burner and accessories; four rounds of golf at Gray Plantation; two LSU rocking chairs; jewelry; gift cards; and decorative items.

All auction items were donated to the festival.

“The community plays a big part in the festival. A lot of people come out, not just people from the church,” said Ann Guidry, an office manager-bookkeeper at the church.

“They look forward to the festival every year because it is good, clean fun. There is something for everyone, and we get a lot of people from the area. It is a good community event.”

Proceeds from the festival are used to support the church. An outdoor Mass will be at 4 p.m. Saturday under the pavilion.

For more information, call 583-4800.

Festival hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Parking and admission is free; no alcohol is permitted. 



5 p.m. — Festival Kickoff, DJ by Deep South Productions, Washerboard Tournament

7 p.m. — Brad Brinkley & Comfort Zone


10 a.m. — DJ by Deep South Productions, Open Mic competition, Washerboard Tournament, Cake Walk

4 p.m. — Outdoor Mass

5 p.m. — Live Auction

7 p.m. — Barry Badon & Bayou Boys


10 a.m. — DJ by Deep South Productions, Washerboard Tournament

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