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March 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Vermilionville Historic Village
Easter comes in the spring, when the earth renews itself after a long, cold winter. And while Easter is identified with spring and rebirth, it is the egg that has come to signify the season, and the Easter holiday itself. Learn about the tradition behind Easter egg dyeing as well as natural dyeing techniques that were used before modern day food coloring was around. Regular admission. Memberships honored. Discounts available for groups of 20 or more.
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March 25, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Performance Center
Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam is led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for the jam only and does not include entry to the park. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!
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Spring Celebration

When: 25-Mar-2017 - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Vermilionville's Historic Village

 

The Bayou Vermilion District’s Vermilionville invites the community to a Spring Celebration for the whole family on Saturday, March 25th beginning at 10 a.m. The day will include a natural egg dyeing demonstration, basket decorating, sweet dough tart cooking demo, prettiest egg contest, pâquer tournament, spoon races, face painting   and historical games as well as a Cajun jam.

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Admission is $5 per person and free for children under 3. Vermilionville members receive $1 off the cost of admission. For more information visit the calendar of events at Vermilionville.org or call (337) 233-4077.

 

Traditional dyeing over an open hearth and natural egg dyeing demonstration

The festivities begin with a traditional dyeing demonstrations beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the cooking school. There will be an opportunity for parents and children to try and dye their own eggs with natural ingredients. Families can learn about natural dyeing techniques that were used before modern day food coloring was around. Children will be able to decorate their own eggs for the afternoon competition; Vermilionville will have eggs to sell for $1, but all other decorating items will be provided. 

Prettiest Egg Contest & Pâquer Tournament

Participants can enter their freshly decorated eggs in Vermilionville’s prettiest egg contest followed by a pâquer tournament. Vermilionville Education Coordinator Melanie Harrington will be the guest judge and will select the winner for prettiest egg. The winner of the prettiest egg and pâquer contest will receive bragging rights for the year in addition to a special trophy.

Cajun Jam

The weekly Cajun jam at Vermilionville will be providing the musical backdrop for the celebrations from 1 – 3:00 p.m. The free jam held in Vermilionville’s Performance Center is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. For more information on the jam hosts visit the calendar of events at Vermilionville.org. Special thanks to Community Coffee for sponsoring Vermilionville’s weekly jams and to Cajun French Music Association
for additional support!