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175th Celebration!

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First there was wilderness. Now there’s a party!

A 175th Birthday Party.

Farmerville grew out of the wilderness when in 1790, the Spanish Government gave trapper John Honeycutt a land grant which drew people from all over to settle along the banks of the Bayou D’Arbonne, Corney and DeLoutre creeks and the Ouachita River.

It wasn’t until 1839 that Farmerville was organized and then incorporated in 1842. The rest is history.

If you want to know the rest of the story, grab a copy of the Farmerville Gazette and it’s special souvenir program in town this week. It’s also got all the times and events for Friday through Sunday. Don’t miss the fun.

There is an exhibit at the Union Museum of History and Arts, a big community luncheon at the Willie Davis Recreation Center on Friday and all kinds of activities and entertainment through the weekend downtown. Some of the downtown area will be blocked off Saturday and visitors will need to purchase a $5 wristband to cover the entertainment, which includes artists like Katie Knight, Hidden Tracks, Stone Rain, Southern Classics, Professor Porkchop, Mike McKensie Band, March Broussard and Big Poppa. Entertainment goes from 1:30 – 8 p.m. . . maybe longer if the crowd demands it!

Shuttle parking will be available at Norris Hill Shopping Center to get visitors to the downtown area, where parking will be very limited.

There will also be an anniversary parade at 11 a.m. on Main Street Saturday.

The events will conclude with a gospel singing and “bring your favorite dessert” meeting at the Edgewood Plantation. Shuttle parking will be available at Dozier Creek subdivision.

Come join in the fun!



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