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 first two Trail Feather festivals were held on Saturday afternoons in October 2012 and 2013, at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux (Bridge Park) in Breaux Bridge. We plan to hold the 3rd annual Shake Your Trail Feather from noon to 6 pm on October 18, 2014, at the same park. Construction for the new Trailhead at the park is planned to commence in June 2014. We hope to have it completed in time to show it off at the festival.
The event includes live performances by local bands that play on a moored, circa 1860, swing bridge. We also have a Louisiana Folk Roots Heritage Stage that highlights the history of life on Bayou Teche. There will be a kayak raffle, kids activities, artisans, informational booths about various great things happening on the Teche, and plenty of food and beverages. As part of the festival we will be promoting paddle tours and bike excursions, so stay tuned for updates on these opportunities.
Come join us next October for a great experience on the beautiful Bayou Teche, and feel free to shake your tail feathers by dancing on the bridge to some good-time music!
Many thanks to our generous 2013 Festival Sponsors:
Pack and Paddle
Tour du Teche
Bayou Teche Brewery
Buck and Johnnys Pizza
St. Martin Tourism Office
Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce
Bayou 106.7 Radio
Guidrys Fresh Cuts
Fenstermaker and Associates
Mahtook and LaFleur
Carencro Vet Clinc
The Little Paintbrush
Bayou Teche Experience