Schedule of Events

Entertainment Schedule

Vendor Forms

(Food Vendors Full, no spots avail)


About the Poke Salad Plant



Thank you to our sponsors



 Contact Us

General Information and Vendor Booths

Neil Kalberg 318-560-8718


Neil Kalberg 318-560-8718


Jessica Blackwell

please text 318-422-9867

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Welcome to official website of

The Poke Salad Festival Association


The Annual Poke Salad Festival

will be held

May 6th - 11th, 2024

in Blanchard, Louisiana


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 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, 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.

Treasure Hunt

The very popular Poke Salad Festival Treasure Hunt returns for 2024!

The $1000 Poke Salad Festival Treasure Hunt for May 11, 2024 will begin with clues released at 12 noon and each hour as needed at the Poke Salad Pavilion. Sponsored by Doug's Paint & Body Shop

The Children's Treasure Hunt will begin at 12 noon and the treasure will come to them. Sponsored by Mr. Franklin (Attorney at Law).


Carnival provided by Treehouse Party Rentals (Rusty Tullis). Tickets available for each day on Poke Salad Festival grounds. 

Carnival times are 

Friday May 10th, 4 pm - 10 pm

Saturday, May 11th, 11 am - 11 pm


We are looking forward to an exciting lineup of entertainment this year.

Friday May 10, 2024 - Main Pavilion Stage

4:00 PM - Tree House Party Rental entertainment. Arm bands available.

4:00 PM - Big Man Vance, Poke Salad Pavilion

6:00 PM - Gary Bertrand with the Captain Joe Band, Poke Salad Pavilion

Saturday May 11, 2024 - Main  Pavilion Stage 
10:30 AM - Bill Smelley & The Monday Night Pickers
12:00 PM - Flashbacks - Shreveport's premiere 9-piece oldies show band brings it's highly acclaimed "At The Hop" show. Take a walk down memory lane with tributes to Elvis, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, and the wonderful doo-wop harmony.
2:00 PM - Ken Ash - Local band with many sounds that will bring out the dance in you.
4:00 PM - Floyd Grigsby - One of Shreveport's long time great bands presenting progressive rock at it's finest.
6:00 PM - "LaRoux & The Kroux" - Blanchard native, Matt LaRoux and the Kroux and a new group based out of Blanchard, LA. comprised of familiar faces from our area. They present some of today's top hits along with some of yesterday's favorites.
8:00 PM - Casey Martin - This extremely popular band will wow you with their "Good Music" and "Great Sounds" presenting Ready For You and I'm Still Holding On among many favorites. Come early, as their following is amazing.

Click here for full schedule of events.

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