Schedule of Events

Entertainment Schedule

 Treasure Hunt


Miss Blanchard Pageant

Vendor Forms

(Food Vendors Full!)


About the Poke Salad Plant



Thank you to our sponsors





 Contact Us

General Information and Vendor Booths

Neil Kalberg 318-309-2647


Neil Kalberg 318-309-2647


Jessica West

please text 318-422-9867

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Welcome to official website of

The Poke Salad Festival Association


The 45th Annual Poke Salad Festival

will be held

May 6th - 11th, 2019

in Blanchard, Louisiana


Poke Salad Festival Announces Theme for 2018

To Be Determined


President's Message 2019 (TBD)


The Blanchard Poke Salad Festival is incorporating past and present fun activities for all. Come enjoy live entertainment, carnival, and numerous activities for kids to name a few.




There are many ways for you to participate and possibly win cash prizes at the Poke Salad Festival in 2019.



The Poke Salad Festival Treasure Hunt starts on Monday May 6th with clues being announced daily in the newspaper, on the radio, and by 8:00 A.M. here on the Treasure Hunt page

The $1,000.00 prize is sponsored by long-time Poke Salad Festival supporter Doug's Paint and Body Shop.





As you may already know, one of the highlights of the Poke Salad Festival is the Parade, hosted by Blanchard's own "Lovable" Larry Ryan, which travels through downtown Blanchard on Saturday May 11th, starting at 10:00 AM in front of Blanchard Elementary School. This year our Grand Marshal is (To Be Determined) We always have great participation and creative ideas in our Parade Float Contest, sponsored by Doug's Paint and Body Shop.

Best in Parade receives a trophy.

There will also be 1st and 2nd place trophies given in the following categories.

Best  Float 

Best Marching/Twirling / Cheer

Other/Parade participant

  All groups, teams, and businesses are invited to participate in the parade float contest with no charge to join the fun. Car clubs and any other group or individual wishing to be in the parade are welcome.

For parade registration, please complete the Parade Entry Form. Either email or text it to Jessica West.    318-422-9867

If you have any additional questions please contact Jessica West.

For map and additional information, see the Parade page.


Also, the Carnival will feature armbands for all-you-can-ride rides on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this year. Don't forget to pre-purchase your carnival all-you-can-ride armband tickets at Doug's Paint and Body Shop, Blanchard Insurance, or Blanchard Town Hall for $15 in advance, or pay $18 at the gate on Thursday or $20 on Friday and Saturday for your armband. Watch for the carnival posters to go up.


We are looking forward to an exciting line-up of entertainment this year. 

Friday May 11, 2018 –Main Pavilion Stage

         5:00 - 8:00 PM - Red River Entertainment (Karaoke)
Presented By: Doug's Paint & Body Shop
Saturday May 12, 2018 - Main  Pavilion Stage (To Be Determined!!!)
                          DOUG'S PAINT & BODY SHOP
2019 Lineup To Be Determined

     2:00 PM – Ole Whiskey Revival – With Classic Country roots & ability to Play just about anything, these men from Shreveport & Blanchard, LA. Trent Daugherty & the boys will keep you moving to the beat of the music.

     4:00 PM - Zach Mason & The Jars – Local band banging out Country, Rock and some Great music in between.

     6:00 PM - Marty Latham – Unique group with a broad base of sounds including Old, New Country and some Lynyrd with other classics.

     8:00 PM - The Jake Williams Band – This local band will have you too excited to leave with Old Country, Texas Country, Creedence and all in between sounds. Hey they can even play Poke Salad Annie just for our Poke Salad Festival J

We will feature Karaoke hosted by Red River Entertainment. So all you Blanchard crooners, get ready to sing your hearts out at the festival with over 6000 songs to choose from. 

Click here for full schedule of events.

So come on Blanchard, let's get excited about the Poke Salad Festival in Blanchard Louisiana!