Vernon Parish is proud of its its history as a part of "No Man's Land" along what was the disputed border with Mexico. Outlaws and bandits as well as heroes and soldiers made their mark on this fertile soil. Louisiana's Legend Country celebrates their stories that shaped the culture of today. Enjoy our historic heritage and hospitality as well as our many outdoor adventures of today.
Mayfest, winner of the Louey Award 2012 Festival of the Year, is an annual event held in historic downtown Leesville on the first weekend in May -- for 2018 it will be held on May 4th & May 5th. Vendors from all over Louisiana and surrounding states offer home-made items and food made from scratch. Bring your lawn chairs and join us on the courthouse lawn for two free days of family fun offering live music, vendors, demonstrating artists, children's activities, and more.
Other Mayfest Activities
Rotary Club's Chalk-A-Block
Children of all ages can share their art with the world at Mayfest's Chalk-A-Block. Choose your spot and paint your masterpiece with a variety of colored chalks.
Shop the Leesville Main Street District
Many of the Leesville Main Street merchants will be open for business during MayFest.
201 South 3rd St.
Leesville, LA 71446
P.O. Box 349
Leesville, LA 71496
Office (337) 238-0783
Toll Free (800) 349-6287
Fax (337) 238-3403
The MayFest 2018 Vendor Applications are online! Vendors please download and print the correct application, fill it out completely, and return it, along with your payment and any other required materials, to the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission. Applicants are not considered accepted until contacted and confirmed by a representative of the Commission.
Please read your application carefully and completely. Some policies and procedures have changed.
Returning vendors from MayFest 2017 have one month, November 1st, 2017 until 4:30 pm Central Standard Time December 1st, 2017, to request the spot that they had for MayFest 2017, if they so wish, so get your application in early!
Applications accepted November 1, 2017--April 30, 2018. We reserve the right to stop accepting applications prior to the deadline.
Check-In Times, Friday, May 4, 2018:
8:00 am--1:00 pm Check in for vendors (Except Food Trucks/Trailers and Food Booths) at the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission Office, 201 South 3rd St., Leesville. All vendors must check-in before setting up.
Exception For Food Trucks/Trailers and Food Booths: Food Trucks/Trailers must check-in and move into position between 8:00 am & 9:00 am on Friday, May 4th, 2018. Food Booths may not begin to check-in, unload, and set-up until 9:00 am.
For more information, please call Jack Maile, 337-238-0783, ext. 101, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MayFest 2018 Applications: