The Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival, an annual favorite event in the city, has announced this year’s event has been cancelled. Organizer Jimmy Harper recently released this official statement: “After months of discussion and reviewing all options, the festival committee, along with local officials, have decided to postpone this event until 2021. We believe that the safety and health of our vendors, guests and the entire community are more important than holding the event. We appreciate and are grateful to our sponsors, vendors and especially the patrons who have loved and looked forward to the meat pie festival every year. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to a bigger and better event in September 2021. Stay healthy and safe and we will see you again soon and remember ‘eat more meat pies’!”

As reported in the recent NHDDC meeting article, it has been confirmed that the Zydeco Festival is cancelled.

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The Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival Parade scheduled for Sept. 18-19 has been cancelled/postponed because of COVID-19 according to the Marthaville Heritage Society Newsletter and chairperson Fuzzy Hennigan. Among the events cancelled or postponed are Gospel in the Park, the parade, Nashville Country Music Show and festival T-shirt. The current Miss Good Ole Days Queen, Jordan Rodriguez, has agreed to continue representing Marthaville as the queen until there can be a pageant.

The Bon Dieu Falls Festival slated for Sept. 26 in Montgomery has been cancelled. The Montgomery High School alumni banquet is also cancelled, however two $500 scholarships were awarded. The recipients are Aydan Jackson and John Johnson. Funds for the scholarship were raised through donations from local businesses and individuals.