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Cane River Zydeco Festival & Poker Run

Schedule of Events

Friday, Aug 30 – 6 – 11 pm – FREE ADMISSION

Zydeco Dance Contest – Cash & Prizes awarded to winners.

Poker Run Registration & Motorcycle Games

Saturday, Aug 31 – 1pm – 11pm

9-11am Poker Run Registration – Downtown Riverbank

Cost $25 per rider/$15 each additional rider

Includes t-shirt & armband for Zydeco concert

Poker run 80-100 miles through Kisatchie National Forest & along the scenic Cane River Lake past historic plantations. Best poker hand wins a cash prize.

Gates open at 1pm – Admission $7

DJ Music

3pm Poker Run returns & Motorcycle games

4pm Entertainment

7pm Entertainment

The Cane River Zydeco Festival began in 1999 by members of the Magnolia State Police Officers Association, Cane River Branch. The Magnolia State Peace Officer’s Association is the state wide organization that started the Toys for Tots program. They also help the community through other various programs such as community service,  Shop with a Cop, food baskets and preparing Thanksgiving dinners for underprivileged families.  Proceeds from this event assist in funding various community functions around Natchitoches Parish.