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Lafourche Swamp Stomp at Nicholls State University March 16-18

2012 Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival
The date for the 2012 Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival has been set: Friday, March 16 to Sunday, March 18, 2012. This carnival event is held at Nicholls State University each year and has a lineup of great musical talents, dancing and food. This is the fourth year of the festival, which has entertainment for kids and adults of all ages.

Tickets are $10 per day or $25 for the entire weekend. Children under 11 years of age are free; all tickets are for sale at the gate.

What is the Swamp Stomp Festival?
The Lafourche Swamp Stomp is the perfect festival for everyone to come together and share in Louisiana favorites such as Cajun food, Zydeco music and dancing and Louisiana culture. The festival spotlights local and regional musicians and provides several presentations on the culture, history and economic development of the region.

Artisans also have the chance to showcase their artistic talent by selling crafts and homemade goods. From beads to clay pots to jewelry, there are unique handmade items for everyone to enjoy. Plus, it’s a great way to support the local economy and promote local craftsmen in the area.

Swamp Stomp Welcomes the Bayou French Education Program
In addition to all the great music, food and craft items, the Lafourche Swamp Stomp festival also features the annual Bayou French Education Program, also known as the Tresors du Bayou. This popular attraction is visited by primary and secondary education students from south Louisiana. This program has local artists, historians and craftsmen that perform for the school-aged children and their families. Kids will have a blast learning how to dance the Cajun Jitterbug and Cajun Two-Step.

Other fun activities to expect from the Bayou French Education Program include Native American crafts, storytelling, quilting and band instrument playing. Adults will enjoy learning about wildlife paintings, the fur trapping industry and black iron pot cooking. The program will be hosting activities on Friday, March 16 from 9:00 am to noon.

Band Schedule and Entertainment
The band schedule is already set for the Swamp Stomp, with activities starting at 9:00 am on Friday and running through 6:30 pm on Sunday. Using both the Cypress and Tupelo stages, festival goers can expect to see Zydeco Cajun dancing lessons and local artists playing in the late afternoons and evenings. The Treater Band, Savoy Family Band and Lost Bayou Ramblers are just a few of the bands to look forward to. For a full lineup, visit the band schedule here.

For more information on this university-hosted event that lasts for three fun-filled days, visit www.nicholls.edu.

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