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 for 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.
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.
Leesville Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
Shop the Leesville Main Street District
Many of the Leesville Main Street merchants will be open for business during MayFest.