Celebrate Toledo Bend Lake Country and celebrate in Toledo Bend Lake Country, with a variety of fun and festive events and festivals. Cruise the menu to the right to check out details and photos on Toledo Bend Country's gamit of festivals.
You may find yourself in Toledo Bend Country at just the right time to view the Re-Enactment of the Civil War Battle of Pleasant Hill, to enjoy shoot out gigs at the Sabine FreeState Festival, to watch a colorful Indian Pow Wow, to party with a weekend full of celebation of area Spanish roots at the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta, to appreciate and enjoy one of two festivals which recognized contributions of the timber and forestry industries to the area (Fisher Sawmill Days and the Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival), or even to partake of the good ole' fashioned Sabine Parish Fair. Any of these you may well find quite a treat!
|Battle of Pleasant Hill | Toledo Bend Festivals | Sabine Parish, Louisiana||
The Annual Battle of Pleasant Hill Reenactment marks the anniversary of one of the major events in Louisiana during the Civil War, the Red River Campaign. The actual battle took place in and around the Village of Pleasant Hill on April 9, 1864.
Next festival dates: April 6-7th 14th 2013
Contact Mary Lee for more information at (318) 796-2777
|Black Heritage Festival | Toledo Bend Festivals | Sabine Parish, Louisiana||
The Black Heritage Festival is held the 3rd weekend in June.
***The 2013 Black Heritage Festival has been cancelled for this year only.
Juneteenth is a day of reflection, a day of renewal, a pride-filled day. It is a moment in time taken to appreciate the African American experience. It is inclusive of all races, ethnicity and nationalities. Festivities include a parade, praise and worship singing extravaganza, story telling, games, pig roast, and a car show. It is a day that young and old come together to celebrate community achievement.
|Choctaw-Apache Indian Pow Wow | Toledo Bend Festivals | Sabine Parish, Louisiana||
On the third weekend of April, the Choctaw-Apache Tribe, located on the banks of Toledo Bend at the Community of Ebarb, hosts a traditional Pow Wow. The Choctaw-Apache Tribal Pow Wow celebrates the 2,500-plus member tribe's roots.
|Fisher Sawmill Days | Toledo Bend Festivals | Sabine Parish, Louisiana||
Fisher Sawmill Days, held the third weekend in May, "tells it like it was" in Fisher at the turn of the last century during the early days of lumbering in Louisiana.
The Sawmill Days recaptures the flavor of life in a sawmill village with a wide variety of events.
Featured during the festival are an old fashioned jamboree of country, western, bluegrass, and gospel music, a flea market, folk arts and crafts, horse and wagon rides, square dancing, food, horse shoe pitching, fiddlin', and numerous other games and contests with prizes.
|Florien Freestate Festival | Toledo Bend Festivals | Sabine Parish, Louisiana||
The Florien Freestate Festival, aka Sabine Free State Festival, is held annually the first weekend in November in the southern Sabine Parish Village of Florien.
Celebrate the period in Western Louisiana's history when this region was declared neutral ground pending settlement of a dispute between Spain and the U.S.
Arts & crafts, games, parade, treasure hunt, quilt demonstrations, western shoot-outs, music and local talent, bull rides, kids' games and rides, and more are part of this downhome fun festival.
|Mud Truck Madness 2013 Mud & Music Fest||
Where can you go for “Food, Fun, and a Mud’n Good Time”? The annual Mud Truck Madness Mudfest is the place!
The Mudfest will take place Easter weekend, March 29-30, 2013 at 3680 Hwy. 476 in Negreet, LA. The Mud Pits offer a family oriented facility for days of fun and entertainment. This event allows participants to let loose and put their vehicles to the ultimate test. Mud Truck Madness also offers big bad trucks, a big tire limousine, and mud bogging for teens with ATVs so everyone can get in on the action.
|Sabine Parish Fair | Toledo Bend Festivals | Sabine Parish, Louisiana||
The Sabine Parish Fair is held during the last full week of September. A week full of family fun that includes: carnival rides, games, rodeos, arts and crafts, livestock show, and plenty of food and music.
Next Fair dates: September 25-29, 2012
For more information: call the Fair Board,
|Zwolle Loggers | Toledo Bend Festivals | Sabine Parish, Louisiana||
Much of Zwolle's and even the entire Toledo Bend area's local industry once revolved around the logging business. Still today, the Zwolle area is dependant upon the logging industry. So it is fitting that just about a decade ago, a group of local leaders came up with the idea of the Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival.
The Zwolle Loggers & Forestry Festival is held each year on the second weekend in May.
|Zwolle Tamale Fiesta | Toledo Bend Festivals | Sabine Parish, Louisiana||
The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta is a celebration of this areas Spanish and Native American Heritage.
The three-day event is held in Zwolle each year the second weekend in October.
Among events planned during the Fiesta are a tamale making demonstration, tamale eating and tamale judging contest, treasure hunt, street dance, arts & crafts, and a parade.
The Fiesta also features pageants, arm wrestling contests for all ages, Spanish costume contests, rides and food booths, a very popular Fiesta Mud Bog Race for trucks, and over 20,000 dozen tamales for sale.