The Atchafalaya Basin Festival is a fundraiser for Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Henderson, La and Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel in Butte La Rose, La. The festival began in 2007 and has always been a FREE event.
FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING
The event is packed with fun activities for the whole family including Car and Truck Show, Cooking Contest, Arts and Crafts,, and of course Awesome Cajun Musical Entertainers and much more. The festival offers Posters, T-Shirts, Raffle Tickets, Live and Silent Auctions, and Great Food and Drinks on the day of the festival. The annual festival is always held the second Saturday in November.
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church was found in 1952 by the Diocese of Lafayette, LA. Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel in Butte La Rose is a mission church serviced by the pastor. Located at 1452 Henderson Highway, the church provides services for approximately 200 families. Weekend mass times are Saturdays at 3 pm at Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel in Butte La Rose and 5 pm in Henderson and Sundays at 8 am and 10 am in Henderson.
Visit our website at OLMHendseron.com or
call our rectory at (337) 228-2352 for more information.
The Atchafalaya Basin is America’s largest wetland and the site of the nation's last cypress-tupelo. If the Mississippi River had its way and was not contained by levees then today most of the flow from the Mississippi would be into the Atchafalaya River and the volume of water through New Orleans would be a trickle compared to it current volume. The Basin is the largest flood protection system in the world and the key components of the flood control plans for Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Today the basin is a wonderful playground for fishing, frogging, skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, birding, hunting and much more. The basin has been a tremendous resource for South Louisiana and has been mined for Cypress trees, oil & gas, fish, animal and more. From levees to canal, oil to lumber, alligators to fish, natural habitat to hunter paradise, house boats to hardwood forests, the basin has a long and emotional history.