BUNKIE, La. (KALB) - It’s been a corny weekend over in Bunkie. Families, friends, and folks all over the state came down for the 33rd annual Corn Festival.
Along with plenty of food, the festival included lots of fun activities like carnival rides, live music, and craft vendors. There was also a few competitions such as corn shucking and corn eating.
The festival honors the long history of the town's agriculture economy and culture.
"At the same time it was a celebration of the agriculture community in Avoyelles Parish and Bunkie,” expressed Lele Soileau, Bunkie Chamber of Commerce President. “So even though we don't see a lot of corn farmers, corn farming is still symbolic of our town and our community. It's a wonderful, wonderful feeling. It's a great community event to see the kids, see the adults, to have people who live out of town and out of state to come back to Bunkie."
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