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Sep 30, 2013 5:46 PM by MELISSA CANONE

October events at Vermilionville

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park hosts many events each month including its weekly Cajun Jam on Saturdays, Bal du Dimanche (Sunday Dance) as well as year round exhibits. The village is open Tuesday - Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students, $8 for senior citizens 65+ and children under 6 get in free. See below for a list of upcoming events.

Thursdays in October | Wax Flower Making for La Toussaint | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Vermilionville's La Toussaint or All Saints' Day is a reenactment based on a Catholic tradition of the Acadian people where they would put wax flowers on the graves of their loved ones to remember and honor them. Learn about the tradition that is still practiced today, watch a demonstration every Thursday in October on how to make the wax flowers for les couronnes or wreath as well as participate in the reenactment of La Toussaint with Vermilionville artisans on November 1.

Saturday, October 5 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

Sunday, October 6 | Bal du Dimanche with Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Road Runners | 1 - 4 p.m.
Dance the afternoon away with Leroy Thomas & Zydeco Road Runners at Vermilionville's weekly Sunday Dance. Refreshments will be available for this smoke-free all ages show at Vermilionville's Performance Center. Visit the calendar of events at vermilionville.org for more information. Bal du dimanche is held every Sunday. $5 admission is for dance only and does not include entry to the park.

Tuesday, October 8 | The Backyard Series | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
October's topic is Pascale Storytelling. The series is presented by the Center for Louisiana Studies and sponsored in part by Decentralized Arts Funding distributed by the Acadiana Center for the Arts and the Louisiana Division of the Arts in partnership with the Vermilionville Foundation. Free and open to all ages.

Saturday, October 12 | Canoe Paddle | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The community is invited to take a canoe trip on the Bayou Vermilion. $5 insurance fee to American Canoe Association for a canoe or bring your own canoe or kayak and paddle for free. Canoe trips are held every second and last Saturday of the month weather and river conditions permitting. Please RSVP in advance by emailing rec&ed@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or calling (337) 233-4077 x 205.

Saturday, October 12 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

Sunday, October 13 | Bal du Dimanche with Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds | 1 - 4 p.m.
Dance the afternoon away with Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds at Vermilionville's weekly Sunday Dance. Refreshments will be available for this smoke-free all ages show at Vermilionville's Performance Center. Visit the calendar of events at vermilionville.org for more information. Bal du dimanche is held every Sunday. $5 admission is for dance only and does not include entry to the park.

Monday, October 14 | Southern Circuit Film Series: Bending Sticks | 6:30 p.m.
The Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park in conjunction with the South Arts Southern Circuit of Independent Filmmakers will be screening "Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty" with filmmakers Kenny Daisheimer & Penelope Maunsell on Monday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the screening will be $10 and food and beverages will be available for purchase for this all ages screening. To purchase advanced tickets in person please visit Vermilionville Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., call (337) 233-4077 or click here.

Friday, October 18 | Sonny Landreth | 7:00 p.m.
Frank & Tony Productions present an evening with Sonny Landreth. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m. for this smoke free all age show. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, October 19 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

Sunday, October 20 | Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The community is invited to let the good times flow on Sunday, October 20 for Bayou Vermilion District's Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade at Vermilionville. The Bayou Vermilion Festival & Boat Parade is a celebration of and on the Bayou Vermilion that aims to increase awareness of the river as a viable source of recreation for Lafayette Parish and also serves as a fundraiser for the Bayou Vermilion District's efforts along the Vermilion. For more information on the Festival or to register for the parade click here.

Friday, October 22 | Patty Griffin | 7:00 p.m.
Frank & Tony Productions present an evening with Patty Griffin. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p.m. for this smoke free all age show. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets.

Saturday, October 26 | Canoe Paddle | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The community is invited to take a canoe trip on the Bayou Vermilion. $5 insurance fee to American Canoe Association for a canoe or bring your own canoe or kayak and paddle for free. Canoe trips are held every second and last Saturday of the month weather and river conditions permitting. Please RSVP in advance by emailing rec&ed@bayouvermiliondistrict.org or calling (337) 233-4077 x 205.

Saturday, October 26 | Cajun Jam | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Join Vermilionville for their weekly Cajun Jam led by some of the area's finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for jam only and does not include entry to the park. For more info on the jam host visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

Saturday, October 26 | Boo Bayou Fall Carnival | 12 - 3 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween with a Fall Carnival for the whole family at Vermilionville's historic village. There will be plenty to keep the kids busy including old-time games, a picture station, costume contest, trick-or-treating throughout our historic village and live entertainment in our Performance Center. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students (3-18) and 3 & under enter free.

Sunday, October 27 | Bal du Dimanche with Ray Abshire & Friends| 1 - 4 p.m.
Dance the afternoon away with Ray Abshire & Friends at Vermilionville's weekly Sunday Dance. Refreshments will be available for this smoke-free all ages show at Vermilionville's Performance Center. Visit the calendar of events at vermilionville.org for more information. Bal du dimanche is held every Sunday. $5 admission is for dance only and does not include entry to the park.

Monday, October 28 | Les Vues Film Series | 6:30 p.m.
Les Vues is a free monthly film series curated by filmmakers and enthusiasts, mostly from around the state. The films will range from features, documentaries, student film, shorts, animation, etc. that focus on the themes surrounding cultures. The month of September will be curated by local musician Kristi Guillory who will be screening Sharon Leahy's film Carry it On as well as clips from Mike Seeger's Talking Feet. Following the screening will be a clogging demo as well as live music. Admission to the film series is free, but a suggested $5 donation will go towards screening and curating costs.

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