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 2020 it will be held on May 1st & May 2nd. 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.
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.
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 2020 Vendor applications are coming soon.