Central Louisiana’s 8th Annual “Louisiana Summer Foodapalooza” to be Held on June 24th

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Celebrate and learn more about Central Louisiana’s local food producers, art and history with the 2019 Summer Foodapalooza hosted by CLEDA.

Convened by the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), the 2019 Foodapalooza is a celebration of the region’s local producers, art, history, and natural resources. The event seeks to share Central Louisiana’s history and culture and showcase how both are represented via the region’s food. To that end, the 2019 Summer Foodapalooza highlights the local food, art, history, and outdoor recreation of Avoyelles Parish.

Regardless of their specific interests, participants are sure to find much to enjoy. The family-friendly event offers different activities focused on education as well as summer fun, including:

  • Farm Tour of Sycamore Acres
  • A visit to the Cottonport Museum and Cultural Center
  • Lunch at Fresh Catch Bistreaux
  • Tour of Broken Wheel Brewing
  • Presentation at the Tunica-Biloxi Cultural and Educational Resources Center Tour
  • Outdoor Recreation Events

What began as an event focused mainly on local food has expanded over the years to promote everything about Central Louisiana that makes the region special. That includes carefully curated tours and lessons about the area’s history as well as outdoor activities like paddling kayaks on the bayou.

Individuals interested in exploring Avoyelles Parish on Monday, June 24th, can expect a unique and entertaining experience lasting from 8:00AM to 4:30PM. Attendees will meet at the Alexandria Mall and take a bus to and from the parish itself. The event is free and interested parties can register at http://www.freshcentral.org, however please note that registration is limited to 35 people.

The 8th Annual Foodapalooza is funded by the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Media Contact:
John Cotton Dean
Director, Rural Prosperity Initiative
Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance
Phone: 318-441-3424

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