May Fest

MayFest Vernon Parish

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 -- this year it will be held on May 6th & May 7th, 2016. 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.



Main Stage |  Gospel Stage | Acoustic PerformancesOther Activities | Vendor Info | Vendor Applications



Main Stage

Friday May 6th, 2016

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM --- Ron Yule
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM --- Mercury Blue
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM --- Jordan Anderson
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM --- Amanda Shaw

Main Stage

Saturday May 7th, 2016

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM --- Opening 
9:50 AM - 11:00 AM --- Billy O'Con
11:00 - 11:25 AM --- Dixie Darlins
11:25 AM - 12:15 PM --- Old Man Band
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM --- Louisana Sidemen
1:30 PM - 1:45 pm --- Kiwaniis Pageant Presentation
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM --- Car Show Awards
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM --- Louisiana Swamp Donky
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM --- GQP
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM --- Jerrad Bridges
5:45 PM - 7:15 PM --- MoonDogs
7:30 PM - 8:45 PM --- Big Red Zydeco
8:45 PM - 9:00 PM ---Pink Flamingos
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM --- John Anderson

Gospel Stage

Saturday May 7th, 2016

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM --- Hannah Hawkes
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM --- Johnson Temple Choir
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM --- Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Choir
1:00 PM- 1:45 PM ---  4 Days Late
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM --- Colony Worship Band
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM --- Abiding Fire
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM --- Jessica and Kenny Jones
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM --- Southern Plainsmen

Acoustic Performances

Saturday May 7th, 2016

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM --- Brittany Pfantz
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM --- Ed Huey
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM --- Jarred Bailey & Goodlowe Brothers

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.

Armadillo Stampede
AUSA will sponsor their 30th Annual Armadillo Stampede on May 27th at 8:00 am. There will be a 5K Fun Run/Walk for Individuals and a Super Squad 5K for a seven person team. All races are open to male and female runners. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in several age groups. For more information, please contact Jennifer Lohrke at or call (337) 340-0063.

Leesville Lions Club Pancake Breakfast/Crawfish Boil
Beginning at 7:00 am on Saturday May 7th, 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 (6) of pancakes with your choice of bacon or sausage and juice or milk. Later in the day, they will be serving crawfish with all the fixin's. For more information, please call (337) 238-0783. 

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.

Art Gallery
Gallery One Ellleven will feature a gallery artists Group Exhibit during Mayfest. Artists will be on hand during both days to discuss their art. For more information, please visit their website or contact

Vendor Information
For more information about Mayfest, please contact Marci Cook -- extension 103 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.

Street Address:
201 South 3rd St.
Leesville, LA 71446

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 349
Leesville, LA 71496

Office (337) 238-0783
Toll Free (800) 349-6287
Fax (337) 238-3403

Vendor Applications

MayFest 2016 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.

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