Sabine Freestate Festival

Sabine Freestate Festival

Sabine Freestate Festival, is held annually the first weekend in November in the southern Sabine Parish Village of Florien.

Celebrate the period in Western Louisiana's history when this region was declared neutral ground (A Free State, 1806-1822) pending settlement of a dispute between Spain and the U.S.

Arts & crafts, games, parade, treasure hunt, quilt demonstrations, western shoot-outs, music and local talent, bull rides, kids' games and rides, and more are part of this down-home fun festival.

Lots of events and activities will be going on during the 39th Annual Sabine Freestate Festival. Admission is FREE to the festival! Bring your whole family and enjoy a good time!

October 5 3:00pm Sabine Freestate Pageant (Clue #1) – Auditorium ( T-Shirt Unveiling)
October 26 7:00pm Sabine Freestate Barn Raising (Clue #2) – Auditorium Parking Lot
October 28 6:30pm Poster Unveiling (Clue #3) – Train Depot
October 29 5:00pm Clue #4 – Corley Cabin
October 31 5:00pm Clue #5 – Corley Cabin
Friday November 1, 2019
6:30am Start cooking Veteran’s Breakfast
8:00am Veteran’s Breakfast
8:45am School Kids Load In
9:00am Veteran’s Program
• Rotation of Education Day Begins
1:15pm Last Rotation Begins
1:30pm Buses Load Out
2:00pm Arts & Crafts Setup
6:00pm Gospel Singing (auditorium)
Clue #6
8:00pm Singing Ends
8:15pm Kids Dance Starts
• Adult Game Night Begins
• Blackjack Night for Gentlemen (Saloon Grounds)
• Painting Party for Ladies (Train Depot)
11:00pm Festival Grounds Close
Saturday November 2, 2019
7:00am Trail Ride Kicks Off (Many, LA)
Cast-Iron Cook Off Check-In Starts (Train Depot)
8:00am Kelby Dodge Pilcher Memorial 5K
9:00am Parade Line-Up Begins (Back Parking Lot of FHS)
10:30am Sugar Cane Demonstration
11:00am Parade Starts – Theme “No Man’s Land”
12:00pm Shootout
• Announcing of Queens
• Treasure Hunt Clue #7
• Car & Tractor Show start
1:00pm Pie – Eating Contest – Gazebo
• Treasure Hunt #8
1:45pm Old Time Pickin’ & Grinnin’ with the Stewarts
• Pumpkin Painting Contest
• Skeet Shoot Tournament Begins
• Forestry Skills Competition
2:00pm Treasure Hunt Clue #9
2:15pm Studio B Dance Studio
2:30pm Sugar Cane Demonstration
2:45pm Festus Comedy Show
4:00pm Shootout
• Treasure Hunt Clue #10
5:00pm Cast Iron Cook-Off Ends (Judging starts at 5:15pm)
• Car Show Judging Ends
• Tractor Show Judging Ends
• Awards Announcement Begins
• Parade Float Winner
• Car Show Winner
• Tractor Show Winner
• Pie-Eating Contest Award
• Skeet Shoot Tournament Winner
• Pumpkin Painting Contest
• Kids Coloring Contest
6:00pm Turn-Ups Opening Music for Dance
6:45pm Cast-Iron Cook Off Winner Announcement
7:00pm (Tyler Mitchell) Street Dance Begins
11:00pm Festival Ends

Sunday November 3, 2019
10:30am Gospel Singing
11:00am Community Church Service
To follow Potluck/sing to follow
Movie start at dark-

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