Get your meat pie fill this weekend at the Meat Pie Festival


The 16th Annual Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival and 19th Annual River Run will be on the riverbank in downtown Natchitoches Sept. 14-15. The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival is sponsored by the Independent Motorcycle Riders of Natchitoches. It is free to attend.

The schedule of events is:

Friday, Sept. 14

5 p.m. – Gates Open

6-8 p.m. – Brewfest (this free event is open too anyone 21 and over. IDs will be checked. Sponsored by Glazier Distributing.)

6 p.m. – Ambush (entertainment)

8 p.m. – Louisiana LeRoux (entertainment)

Saturday, Sept. 15

10 a.m. – Registration for the River Run

Noon- River Run Begins. The run will travel through the Creole National Historic Park along Cane River Lake pass centuries old plantations, winding roads and beautiful scenery.

Entertainment begins at noon

Noon – Clifton Swamp Band

2 p.m. – Front Cover

4 p.m. – Floyd Grisby and 5K

6 p.m. – Bernie Alan Band

8 p.m. – Bad Moon Rising-Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band

10 p.m. – Fireworks Show

There will be activities for children, food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts and tethered balloon rides that begin at 5:30 p.m. each day. There will be a meat pie eating contest, meat pie demonstrations and a best meat pie tasting contest throughout the day.