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 2017 it will be held on May 5th & May 6th. 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.
VENDOR APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!
CLASSIC CAR SHOW APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW!!
2017 MUSIC LINEUP--COMING SOON!
Friday May 5th, 2017
Saturday May 6th, 2017
Classic Car Show
The Classic Car Show is coming to MayFest again this year! Visit the festival on Saturday to see classics from Model-Ts to Corvettes and lots of others. The cars will be on display at the North end of Third Street from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Anyone interested in showing their own classic car, please click on the Registration Form for complete details.
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.
INFORMATION COMING SOON
Leesville Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
Beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday May 6th, the Leesville Lions Club will be serving their annual Pancake Breakfast as part of the Mayfest fun. Start your day off right with a great meal which includes a short stack (3) of pancakes with your choice of bacon or sausage and juice or milk.
Shop the Leesville Main Street District
Many of the Leesville Main Street merchants will be open for business during MayFest.
Classic Car Window Displays
While you're downtown, stroll past the old Cain Motor Company (corner of Lee & 4th St.) and the old Boudreaux's Chevrolet (corner of North and 3rd) and look through the windows to see displays of classic vehicles and more.
Gallery One Ellleven will feature a gallery Exhibit, to be announced.
For more information about Mayfest, please contact Jack Maile-- extension 101 at the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission. Our office is located inside the historic Vernon Parish Courthouse on 3rd Street in Leesville, LA. We're in the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM.
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
MayFest 2017 accepts only 1 vendor/authorized dealer for manufactured-type merchandize such as, but not limited to: Rodan+Fields Skincare line, Mary Kay, Ultimate Body Applicator/It Works, fit4mom, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Avon, Pampered Chef, Makeup Eraser, and Plexus Slim. Please call Marci Cook at 337-238-0783, ext. 103 to check on availability.
2017 Vendor Apps are here!
MayFest 2017 Vendor Maps: