Thursday, October 13, 2016
St. John the Baptist Parish - The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP announced that Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 is $1 Night. On $1 Night, adult entry is $1 with a non-perishable food item donation. Additionally, all rides and select concessions are $1. Donated items will benefit St. John Ministry of Care. This year's Andouille Festival is set to take place Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 16, 2o16 at Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park, located at 2900 Highway 51 in LaPlace, La.
"The Andouille Festival is more than a weekend of fun," said Jerry W. Jones Jr., Director of Economic Development. "While we want everyone to have a good time, we also want to give back to the community that supports the festival."
St. John Ministry of Care provides charitable services to the community like assistance with food, financial support and more. Additionally, St. John Ministry of Care aids fire and national disaster victims through community service. The work of St. John Ministry of Care also coordinates the parish's community service organizations to best utilize and not duplicate efforts.
The Andouille Festival features music, festivities, good times and great food cooked with andouille, the delectable sausage for which the festival was named. Thousands of people gather at the parish tradition to participate in the many events the festival has to offer. This year's music lineup features Amanda Shaw & The Cute Guys, Gina Brown & Anutha Level, Image, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Karma, New Birth Brass Band and Category 6. Festival posters, Jazz Brunch Tickets and Pay-One-Price Ride Bracelets are available for sale online and at the St. John Parish Economic Development Department, Matherne's Supermarket in LaPlace, Don's Supermarket and Greg's Supermarket in Reserve in October.
The Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP is sponsored by EuroChem, Denka Performance Elastomer, Entergy, Gulf South Pipeline, Reserve Telecommunications, Pin Oak Terminals, AAB Electrical Industries, Inc., ACT Technologies, Digital Engineering, Humana, Metro Service Group, Nalco Champion Ochsner Health System and Riverlands Insurance Services, Inc.