Avoyelles Parish, in central Louisiana, takes its name from Avoyels Indians, and we commemorate our Native American as well as French Creole heritage. The abundant wildlife and many waterways make this a hunting, fishing and birdwatching paradise, year-round. A thriving agriculture industry beacons foodie travelers for authentic Louisiana cuisine. Casino action boasts a different kind of wildlife, and a variety of accommodations make for a comfortable stay as you explore.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Every Saturday in June. Marksville Courthouse Square. Hours are from 8AM - 11AM.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday: 5PM Opening Ceremonies with Food vendors, Arts & Crafts Booths, Carnival Rides...

Friday, July 3, 2015

Friday evening: Music only (BBQ contestants set up)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Time: 9AM - 4PM
Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center Ballroom