As part of Sugar Day, we are raffling off a beautiful Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt! Created by four lovely volunteer quilters at the Kent Plantation House: Mary Alyce Bordelon, Fran Elkins, Brenda Ardoin and Barbara Carlin. The Quilt will be raffled off at our 24th Annual Sugar Day Festival at Kent Plantation House. This years pattern, choosen by Brenda, is from a book by Laurie Aaron Hird. The colorful creation uses brighter colors offset with black sashing.
24th Annual Sugar Day 9AM - 5PM $5.00 Admission
Children 3 and under free
Kent Plantation House is celebrating the history of sugar making at its 24th Annual Sugar Day Festival.
Join us on Saturday, November 11, 2017, as we celebrate the days of old. The sugar cane harvest was a very special time in the nineteenth
century. Families would gather and parties would be held after the
harvest had been completed. Kent Plantation House strives to keep that tradition alive today with our 24th Annual Sugar Day Festival. Every year we fire up our reproduction 1840’s sugar mill, which takes three days to heat, and make sugar.
Lots of good Louisiana food will be on hand, and there will be plenty of entertainment: Glory Bound Cloggers, corn grinding, wood carving, blacksmithing and live music with Rosco, Lee & Abadie. Children will have their own special activities throughout the day, including face painting and petting zoo! Tours of the House will be offered throughout the day.
Come join us for a really SWEET time!
It's a extremely striking, gorgeous piece of art!
Well done, Ladies!
Tickets for this Queen sized, hand pieced, hand quilted loveliness are $2.00 or 3 for $5.00.
(All proceeds go directly to benefit Kent Plantation House.)
Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased at the Kent Plantation House, during regular business hours. However we would rather see you at Sugar Day!
Tel: (318) 487-5998 | Hours: Monday-Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Old Fashioned Christmas 4PM - 6PM Free Event
Sponsored by Kent Plantation House. Christmas arts and crafts, help decorate Kent House’s tree, story- telling, vintage music and dance, visit with Papa Noel and hot chocolate and cookies.
Tales Along the Bayou,
Ghost Stories At Kent House 6PM - 8:30PM Free Event
Mike Anderson, The Dulcimer Guy, is the quintessential folklorist and musician. Anderson’s whimsy and wit are always a hit with the children and parents as he introduces the musical instruments that traveled in the pockets and saddlebags of pioneer men and women as they moved across young America. Anderson also sings folk songs, many which are teaching songs and moral tales, sprinkled with his own original music and lyrics.
Tobias E. Taba III, also known as Tom Coleman, hails from near Mowata, in Acadia Parish and is currently living in Lafayette, Louisiana.He grew up in his grandmother's farmhouse listening to tales from his uncles about the strange happenings in the nearby woods. And, of course, he had no trouble relating those same stories with embellishments as he saw fit.Coleman was one of the regular tellers for 10 years at A.R.T. Station's Tour of Southern Ghosts in the plantation of Stone Mountain Park and has been featured at the Atlanta Storytelling Festival, the Middle Georgia Storytelling Festival, Caldwell Gardens, the Atlanta History Center and the Sandy Springs Historial Society among others. He has been a member of the Southern Order of Storytellers Guild, the Ocali Storytelling Guild in Ocala, Fla. and is currently a member of the Bayouland Storytellers Guild of Southwest Louisiana.
ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR 2017 SUGAR DAY FESTIVAL POSTER INVITATION TO ALL ARTISTS
Artists are being sought to design a poster for the 24th Annual Sugar Day Festival which will be held on November 11, 2017 at Historic Kent Plantation House.
Sugar Day is a family-friendly festival featuring handmade arts and crafts, local musicians, open-hearth cooking, children's activities and demonstrations appropriate to the era. The main focus of the day is the actual process of sugar making, which is done in a reproduction 1840’s sugar mill. We are seeking a poster that reflects this image.
All artwork should be 24 inches wide and 36 inches tall in size. The winning artwork will be come the exclusive property of Kent Plantation House. Entries will be judged and a winner selected by a panel of judges made up of local community leaders. The chosen artist will receive a commission of $300.00 and an official Sugar Day t-shirt. We do ask that artwork not be computer generated, other mediums such as charcoal, watercolor, oil or photography may all be used.
Please submit all artwork to the Kent Plantation House Office located in the visitors center at the rear of the complex. The deadline for entering the competition is Friday October 27, 2017 by 12:00 noon. All entries will be displayed in the reception room of the Visitors Center through the end of November. Artwork may be picked up after November 30th. All work not picked up by November 30th will be come the property of Kent Plantation House.
For additional information, please call (318) 487-5998
3601 Bayou Rapides Road
Adults - $11.00
Seniors (65 and above) - $9.00
Military, AAA Members - $9.00
Children ages 6 - 12 - $3.50
Children under 6 - Free
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