EN Grant Helps Fund Inaugural Cane River Fall Fest
A grant from Eastern National helped fund the first-ever Cane River Fall Fest, hosted by Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc., on October 27, 2018 at Oakland Plantation.
Attendance at the festival topped 525 people—the highest single-day visitation recorded at the park since 2014. Visitors at the event had plenty of activities to choose from, including blacksmith and living history demonstrations, harvest-themed crafts, pumpkin decorating, historical games, face painting, music, and guided tours.
“We are thrilled that so many of our neighbors came out to their national park to celebrate the season with us,” remarked Barbara Justice, chief of interpretation at Cane River Creole National Historical Park. “Local children of all ages and 90 eighth graders from the Donnie Bickham Middle School in Shreveport, Louisiana, explored life on a plantation and experienced the wonder of harvest season on the Cane River.”