Courir de Mardi Gras & Mangé at Vermilionville

Posted at 8:13 AM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 13:44:51-05

Melanie Harrington, education coordinator from Vermilionville, stopped by GMA today to talk about a few events that are taking place on February 24.

The Courir de Mardi Gras is a traditional country Mardi Gras run that is put on by the Basile Mardi Gras Association. The run is through the village starting at 11:30am and ends with the famous chicken-chase. Following the race, FeuFollett will kick things off in the Performance Center during the Le Bal du Dimanche à Vermilionville.

This year, the event will include a Mangé: A Community Celebration of Foodways. This celebration is part of the National Endowment for the Arts and Decentralized Arts Funding. During this segment of the day, cooks,chefs, artists, writers, poets, folklorists/anthropologists/historians, and musicians will be conversing, demonstrating and celebrating traditional foodways!

Artwork will be showcased, cooking demonstrations will take place, poetry and literature will be read, and the screening of foodways inspired films will be shown during the event.

Admission is $5 per person ($4 for members) and ages 3 and under are admitted free.

When: February 24, 2019
Time: 10:00am- 4:00pm
Where: Vermilionville

For more information, view Vermilionville’s website at