Allen Parish is proud to host a wide variety of local events throughout the year, including Mardi Gras, The Allen Parish Fair, the 60+ mile Re-Thunk Junk Flea Market Trail, and more. With a number of fun event offerings, you are bound to find one that interests you! What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy the energy and excitement of Allen Parish and step into Cajun Country!
Visit the Calendar of Events page for full listing of events.
MARDI GRAS IN ALLEN PARISH
Colorful costumes, horses and good Cajun music are the ingredients for the Allen Parish Mardi Gras. From traditional to contemporary, we have a parade for everyone. Festivities begin the 1st weekend prior to Ash Wednesday and build to the grand finale on Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day. After each crew has its trail ride, all gather to share in the community gumbo and dance. Come on Sha….its time you saw the real Mardi Gras.
ALLEN PARISH FAIR
NOVEMBER 16-19, 2022
Music, rides, food booths and MORE! Mitchell Bros. in conjunction with Allen Parish 4-H is offering DISCOUNTED ADVANCE PURCHASE ARMBANDS this year! These armbands are good for (one) DAY OR (one) NIGHT at the fair. For more information and to purchase armband(s), please contact the 4-H office at 337-639-4376
This event is held at the Allen Parish Fair Grounds in Oberlin, LA. Please call Sybil Ryder at 337-853-9946 for more information on exhibits or download the Allen Parish Fair Exhibit catalogue is below, just click the link for a downloadable PDF. An itinerary of dates, times, etc. is on the back page of this catalogue. 2022 Allen Parish Fair Book
Visitors are invited to witness Native American dancers, in full colorful regalia, from all over the U.S. including Canada, coming together for the Coushatta Powwow Celebration. Come and enjoy all the Native American arts and crafts, food booths and much more. The Powwow is held at the Coushatta Casino Resort. Visit www.coushattapowwow.com for Powwow dates and times.
RE-THUNK JUNK 2022
Bargain hunting at its best along the 60+ mile Re-Thunk Junk Flea Market Trail on Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd of October starting at 7:00 a.m. RAIN OR SHINE… Whether you are a Vendor or a Junker-at-heart, there is plenty to keep you busy! Interested Vendors please call the Allen Parish Tourist Commission at 888-639-4868 for more information on how to register. ALL COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS ARE RECOMMENDED.
CHRISTMAS IN ALLEN PARISH
Les Grandes Lumieres is synonymous with Allen Parish. Events begin the Saturday after Thanksgiving and goes through December. Each town gears up for its own Christmas Celebration. Please check out the Calendar of Events link at the top of this page for current parish events, or call for dates and times for all events parish wide events.
888-639-4868 or 337-639-4868.
GRANT CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
For the past 20 years the Grant Christmas Tree Farm has been celebrating Christmas the last weekend in November and the first 2 weekends of December. Their Christmas Celebration comes with homemade, big, cat-head biscuits which are baked in an old fashion wood fired stove. These biscuits are just like Grandma used to make, then topped with syrup fresh from the mule drawn cane press at the Grant Syrup Mill. This celebration includes a petting zoo, arts and crafts, wagon ride and much more. Call 800-987-NOEL (6635) or visit www.grantchristmastreefarm.com.
A BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
The No Man’s Land – Becoming Louisiana Bicentennial Celebration is a collaborative effort between the eight parishes who are historically tied to the Louisiana neutral zone, or No Man’s Land. Through Fall of 2021, the No Man’s Land Bicentennial will celebrate the culture, history, art, folklife, natural resources, cuisine, attractions and events of No Man’s Land.