Cotton Festival

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A beautiful harvest mass followed by a colorful parade and then Le Tournoi de la Ville Platte (traditional jousting tournement).  This is what one can expect in October for the Cotton Festival in Ville Plate, Louisiana. Ville Platte is located in Evangeline Parish nestled in the Acadiana Region of the state. There is a full week of carnival rides and live bands for the children to enjoy.  A king and queen from the local nursing home is selected to reign on the festival. A cooking contest and the Cotton Pickin Pet Show is held on the first two days of this celebration.  Le Tourni de la Ville Platte, the annual jousting tournament, is held on the last day as the Knights of the Round Table battle against the evils that destroy cotton crops.  The festival comes to an end when the winning knight escorts the Tourni Queen to the Cotton Festival Ball.

 
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