On October 22, 2016, the TECHE Project will host the 5th annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival in Breaux Bridge at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The festival is a free event celebrating the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail and will begin at 11:30 am and run until 6pm. The festival gets kicked off with a set by the St. Bernard School children (11:30 to 12:15). Additionally, Sabra and the Get Rights (Honky-Tonk- Noon to 1:30 pm), Sweet Cecilia (Cajun 2:00pm to 3:30pm), and The Pine Leaf Boys (Cajun/Zydeco – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm) will play on the circa 1860 bridge moored on the bayou bank. The Heritage Stage will include naturalists discussing the ecology of Bayou Teche and live plants and animals. A Cajun Jam tent will also be on hand.
Cajun Paddle will be partnering to host a “Paddle to the Party”. Kayaks and canoes will paddle 2 hours from Poche Bridge to the park with a floating band escort (10:00 am to Noon). TRAIL is partnering to host the “Trail Feathers” bike event (7:00 am to 11:00 am), which has 3 different bike routes, and they all have an option to peddle and paddle with the Cajun Paddle crew. All bike registrants recieve a complimentary t-shirt, SAG stops, lunch, beverage tokens, and a trailer transfer of your bike to the festival grounds.
We encourage you to come adorned in feathers and compete for the Best Bird Prize. There will be artisans, several kid’s activities, face painting, food and beverages, and a kayak donated by Pack and Paddle will be auctioned (5:00 pm). Proceeds from the festival go toward building the National Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, so come join the fun, and Shake Your Trail Feathers for a good cause!