Schedule of Events

Entertainment Schedule

Vendor Forms

(Food Vendors Full, no spots avail)

Treasure Hunt


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 Blackwell

please text 318-422-9867

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Welcome to official website of

The Poke Salad Festival Association


Congratulations to Matt Smith for finding the 2022 Poke Salad Festival treasure underneath sign in between the police station and the library!

The 47th Annual Poke Salad Festival

will be held

May 12th - 14th, 2022

in Blanchard, Louisiana


Poke Salad Festival Announces Theme for 2022


President's Message 2022


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




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 14th, 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, sponsored by Doug's Paint and Body Shop.

  All groups, teams, and businesses are invited to participate. 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. If you have any additional questions please contact Jessica Blackwell @    318-422-9867

For map and additional information, see the Parade page.


The Poke Salad Festival Treasure Hunt starts on Monday, May 9th with clues being announced daily in the newspaper, on the radio, at Doug's Paint & Body Shop, Blanchard Insurance, Blanchard Town Halland by 8:00 A.M. here on the Treasure Hunt page.

The $1,000 prize is sponsored by long-time Poke Salad Festival supporter, Doug's Paint & Body Shop.


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

Friday May 13, 2022 –Main Pavilion Stage

         4:00 - 7:00 PM - Red River Entertainment (Karaoke)
Presented By: Doug's Paint & Body Shop
We will feature Karaoke hosted by Red River Entertainment. S-o all you Blanchard crooners, get ready to sing your hearts out at the festival with over 6000 songs to choose from. 
7:00-10:00 PM - Captain Joe with Gary Bertrand - This group offers C.C.R., classic rock & country with many other crowd pleasers coupled with a few originals.
Saturday May 14, 2022 - Main  Pavilion Stage 
Presented By: ROBERT ALLEN /

11:15 AM - Vance Leitch - Great Solo

12:00 PM - Ken Ash - Many Sounds

2:30 - 4:30 PM - Floyd Grigsby - Progressive Rock

5:00 - 7:00 PM - The LaRoux's - Blanchard native Matt LaRoux and his lovely wife Lori LaRoux will have you dancing to the songs of the 90's to today's Top country hits.

7:30 - 10:30 PM - Casey Martin - Country & Country (Long Time Great)

Click here for full schedule of events.

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