Crows on the Cane


You may have noticed several creative scarecrows along Front Street these days. These scarecrows were made by several local organizations for the annual Crows on the Cane scarecrow competition, hosted by Natchitoches Main Street. The scarecrows will be up throughout the month of October, so make sure you come by the historic district to see them soon!

This article published in the print edition Oct. 14, 2021.

Cane River National Heritage Area’s “The Cane River Feu Follet” won Best in Show. The description tells of the legend of the Creole Fairy, Fee Folay, which is thought to be an incarnation of the natural occurrence of the “will o’ the wisp,” which appears as a ball of fire in marshy areas. The lights were known as fairies, spirits and sometimes the ghosts of loved ones.

Photos by Hannah Richardson