Sweet Dough Pie Festival
October 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This event celebrates the unique history of historic Grand Coteau and a traditional treat called, sweet dough pie. Every year, pastry chefs and home cooks vie for the title in the sweet dough pie contest. A large variety of pies will also be available for purchase, including fig, custard, lemon, blackberry, and other local, seasonal ingredients. Browse through more than 70 vendors of arts, handmade items, flowers and herbs, custom furniture, indoor and outdoor decor, all while enjoying local cuisine and live music.
During the Sweet Dough Pie Festival, don’t miss the opportunity to explore the gorgeous grounds at the church of St. Charles Borromeo. Historical reenactments and trolley tours of St. Charles Cemetery will take place throughout the day. On the tour this year, meet a Confederate soldier, the woman that the St. Charles Church Bell was named after, and the first black mayor of St. Landry Parish. Also, take the trolley car for a narrated town tour featuring St. Charles Church and Cemetery, St. Ignatius School, the St. Peter Claver Complex, and the Schools of the Sacred Heart.
Proceeds for this event will go to the Grand Coteau Cultural Foundation, a non-profit organization. The organization issues grants for scholarships to a variety of projects that fund local improvements in the town of Grand Coteau.
10am – St. Charles Cemetery tour
10am – Grand Coteau Trolley Car Tour
11:30am – St. Charles Cemetery Tour
11:30am – Grand Coteau Trolley Car Tour
1pm – St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Tour
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