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.
West Louisiana Forestry Festival
The West La. Forestry Festival is held annually during the first full week of October and features rides and shows by The Mighty Thomas Carnival. Other events include, West La. Forestry Festival Queen Pageant and Junior King/Queen Paqeant, 4-H Horse Show and Livestock Show, 4-H Woodsman Skills Contest, Vernon Parish Senior Citizens Day, and the Leesville Lions Club Rodeo. The festival also offers food from eight, local service organizations, exhibits, and vendors.
October 5th-9th, 2016
Vernon Parish Fairgounds
Leesville, LA 71446