Shake Your Trail Feather” is an annual musical event celebrating the 130-mile-long Bayou Teche National Paddle Trail.  The festival is free but we encourage you to buy a festival pin and merchandise to help our cause.  Proceeds from the festival are used to provide paddle-trail amenities and management.

The  festival is held annually in October at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux (Bridge Park) in Breaux Bridge.  The event includes live performances, and dancing occurs on a moored swing bridge, circa 1860.  We also have a Heritage Stage featuring an acoustic sets, demonstrations, and historical and cultural discussions centering around life on Bayou Teche.

On October 22, 2016, the TECHE Project will host the 5th annual Shake Your Trail Feather Festival in Breaux Bridge at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux.  The festival will begin at 11:30 am and run until 6pm.  Festival amenities include free live music and dancing on a moored circa 1860 bridge, and Heritage Stage interviews on historical and cultural aspects of Bayou Teche.

Cajun Paddle will be partnering to host a “Paddle to the Party”.   Kayaks and canoes will paddle 2 hours from Poche Bridge to the park with a floating band escort (10:00 am to Noon).  TRAIL is partnering to host the “Trail Feathers” bike event which has 3 different bike routes, and they all have an option to peddle and paddle with the Cajun Paddle crew.  We encourage folks to come adorned in feathers and compete for the Best Bird Prize.

There are artisans, several kid’s activities, face painting, food and beverages, and a kayak auction.  Proceeds from the festival go toward building the National Bayou Teche Paddle Trail, so come join the fun, and Shake Your Trail Feathers for a good cause!

For more information on the festival, bike ride, and paddle excursion, contact Patti Holland at 337-277-4645

Many thanks to our 2015 Festival Sponsors!

FM Bank, Courtesy Ford, Pack and Paddle, Russell’s Food Center, Tour du Teche, SLEMCO, Bayou Teche Brewery, Hub City Diner, Berry Brothers Construction, Aqua-Tech Services, Rocky’s Bayou Cabins, Myrans Maison de Manger, Clementines Restaurant, Silver Slipper, Little Big Cup, St. John Restaurant, Doug Ashy, Tractor Supply, Poches Meat Market, Pat’s in Henderson, St. Martin Tourism Office, Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce, City of Breaux Bridge, and the St Bernard School.