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Annual Courir de Mardi Gras held at Vermilionville

Posted at 8:23 PM, Feb 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-16 21:23:32-05

Vermilionville hosted its annual Courir de Mardi Gras today.

The living history museum and folklife park presents a version of the traditional country Mardi Gras every year that some might describe as a little tamer and more family-friendly than others.

The events included Capuchon crafts for children, so they could make their own costumes, song lessons and king cake demonstrations - traditional and American-style by Patrick Poupart.

The Pine Leaf Boys provided the music.

"I would hope everybody here today has a good time, for one, and takes in a little bit of our culture and carries it with them wherever they go," Joey Cortez, a Sauvage at Vermilionville, said.