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Mardi Gras at the Market

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The Lafayette Farmers and Artisans Market at the Horse will host "Mardi Gras at the Market" on March 1st in honor of the Acadian Mardi Gras traditions still celebrated in south Louisiana today.

The morning's activities will include musical performances by the Cajun music group BonSoir Catin followed by Corey Ledet and his Zydeco Band. A Creole Mardi Gras group from Lafayette will dress in traditional costume and share their group's carnival history with Market-goers. A Cajun courir de Mardi Gras, or Mardi Gras "run," will take place on the expanse of the Horse Farm property, leaving the hub of the Market at 11:30 a.m.

Locals and visitors are invited to dress, sing, and parade with the courir revelers as they beg hosts stationed on the Horse Farm for gumbo ingredients. In keeping with the rural tradition, the prize ingredient will be a live chicken for the revelers to chase.

Logan Farm's Honey Glazed Ham will sponsor a communal gumbo sampling for all courir participants. The Children's Museum of Acadiana will host a Mardi Gras mask decorating booth for children and families featuring mask templates from several distinct Mardi Gras costume traditions. The UL Public History Program's "Museum on the Move" will be parked at the Horse Farm displaying its exhibit on Louisiana woman of the 20th century.

Mardi Gras at the Market, a LafayetteTravel sponsored event planned in collaboration with members of urban and rural Mardi Gras groups, will take place in conjunction with the weekly Market at the Horse Farm on Saturday, March 1,st from 8 a.m.-noon.

The courir de Mardi Gras festivities will continue until 1:15 p.m. when the Children's Parade approaches the nearby corner of Johnston Street and South College. Parade parking will be available on the Horse Farm 8 a.m.-3 p.m., weather permitting.

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