2020 Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival Activities:
Activities for 2020 will be on Friday, April 17th 2020 from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM and Saturday, April 18th 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Due to COVID-19 the Festival is postponed until further notice.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts (Free Viewing Zone)
Date:Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th, 2020
Location: Along the beautiful Bayou Teche , Franklin - on Teche Drive
Time: Friday, 6:00pm - 11:00, Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
2020 Vendor Application
BEARS: Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service
The BEARS special event station will be held under the
Parc Sur la Teche pavilion along the Bayou Teche.
The station will be in operation Saturday April 13th 2019 from 10am to 5 pm.
Kayak & Canoe Adventures
Saturday April 18th
Join The Friends of Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
on a Paddling Adventure into the beautiful Bayou Teche Refuge
Enjoy learning about the wildlife of the refuge in this guided, easy pace paddle that is suited for beginners or families.
For information on these paddles click on the event tab at www.bayoutecherefugefriends.org.
See the website for registration form or for more information contact:
2nd Annual Franklin Rotary Club Cook-Off
Gumbo and Jambalaya Black Pot Cook-Off
Saturday April 18th 2020 on the bayou-side in Franklin
Competition begins at 6am
Gumbo-Chicken & Sausage or Seafood
Jambalaya-Chicken & Sausage or Seafood
For details and more information contact
Contact: Iris Sharpe
Feeding Grounds (Commercial Food)
Date: Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th, 2020
Location: Teche Drive, Franklin, Louisiana
Time: Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10 am - 11:00 pm
2020 Vendor Application
Bear-y Patch Education Pavilion
Date: Saturday April 18th 2019
Location: Blevins Building garage, 600 Main Street, Franklin, across from the courthouse.
Time: 10:00 am- 5:00 pm
More info about Bear-y Patch
Rides, bungee jump
Location: Teche Drive
Time: Friday, 6:00 pm- 11:00 pm, Saturday, 10:00 am-11:00 pm
Running of the Bears 5K Run/Walk
Hosted by: Teche Action Clinic
Date: Saturday April 18th
Start Time: 8:00am (Runners and walkers)
Location:Courthouse Square Downtown Franklin
$20.00 Pre-registration fee by April 5th (includes t-shirt)
$25.00 Day of event (t-shirt is not guaranteed)
$5.00 School Teams (Per student / No T-shirt)
$15.00 No t-shirt entry
Day of Event Registration beginning at 7:30am
Contact: Florence Beverly
Fifth Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show
On April 17th and Saturday, April 18th, view a collection of antique and newly built watercraft on display, all constructed of wood. Some will be plywood, but many will employ traditional boat buidling methods ranging in style from the Pacific Northwest to the bayous of Cajun Country. The exact number and type of boats on display is being assembled, but will include cypress-framed skiffs and bateaus, elegant yachts from yesteryear, cedar canoes or mahogany runabouts. These are beautiful, classic craft from days gone by, and can be seen on the bayouside near Teche Drive and Adams Street. The show begins at 6 p.m. Friday evening and and concludes at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Anyone interested in entering a boat, please contact:
or call 337-828-3706.