THIBODAUX – The fourth annual Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival at Nicholls State University, slated for Friday, March 16, through Sunday, March 18, will include various craftspeople and artisans showcasing their work. The Swamp Stomp arts and crafts fair will feature:
- Vendor: Emily Annabell Koro
Craft: Handmade bullet casing jewelry, rag rugs and candles
- Vendor: Joyce Soule Rhodes of Jewels of Beauty and Accessories
Craft: Jewelry, gift baskets and decorative light switch covers
- Vendor: Ann Cantrell of Cantrell Publishing
Craft: Self-published books of Cajun humor, historical romance and inspirational literature
- Vendor: Connie Hanna of Connie’s Sketches and Frames
Craft: Pencil art of historical homes, places of interest in south Louisiana, framed and matted pieces and note cards
- Vendor: C.J. Knoblock
Craft: Carved and painted wooden birds, ducks, fish, pins, display cases and small pirogues containing Cajun characters.
- Vendor: Elrin Fanguy Jr. of Peanut’s Kajun Spices
Crafts: Low sodium spices, dry rubs, BBQ sauces, cookbooks – “Happy Kajun Brand”
- Vendor: Debbie K. Aucoin of Seasonal Clothes
Craft: Painted and monogrammed clothing; seasonal monogramming on site for babies, children and adults
- Vendor: Gloria and Jeff Causey of Causey’s Creations
Craft: Fish scale ornaments, magnets, alligator pins, crawfish earrings, nail crosses, driftwood bird feeders, tin flowers, painted yard signs and garden stakes
- Vendor: Keith Landry of Mudbugs Chain Maile
Craft: Handmade chain maile jewelry and personal accessories
- Vendor: Cheryl Hebert of Hobby Gone Wild
Craft: Handmade crosses, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and rings with Swarovski crystals
- Vendor: Louis Primeaux of Lizard King Fabrication
Craft: Metal art, steel silhouettes, yard signs, wall plaques, ornamental iron outdoor cooking frames and mailbox posts
- Vendor: Gwen Angelette of Heart’s Angelette
Craft: Aprons, burp pads, jewelry, purses, shoes, hair accessories, pink ribbon items, knitted scarves and hats
- Vendor: Robert Pearsall
Craft: Dresses, pillows, wall hangings, smokers’ pots, aprons, scarves and more
- Vendor: Julie Calongne of MJ Enterprises of Covington LLC
Craft: Scentsy warmers, buddies, wickless candles, Layers perfume, body lotion and sterling silver Louisiana jewelry
- Vendor: Derek Patterson of Derek Patterson Art
Craft: All original art and highly textured painting on custom wood panels
- Vendor: Ann Coston
Craft: Handmade children’s clothing, baby blankets, bibs, bonnets, diaper covers and crochet dresses
- Vendor: Annette Authement
Craft: Hand-embossed name rings, stainless steel jewelry, earrings, crochet hats and banks
- Vendor: Barbara Antill of Ultimately Yours LLC
Craft: Wreaths, garland, fleur de lis wreaths, burlap wall decor, handmade purses/bags, crochet baby items, hats and car aroma scents
- Vendor: Steven Lindley of Summerbee Woodworks
Craft: Domestic/foreign hardwood art and cookware
- Vendor: Amanda Felarise of Yours, Mine & Ours Boutique
Craft: Unique items for every princess. Every item can be customized.
- Vendor: Trish Ransom of Debris Art and Jewelry
Craft: Decorative and wearable art jewelry made from found objects and old bottle caps; wall pieces including redfish, alligator and crawfish; whimsical pins, earrings, necklaces and bracelets; all include bottle caps with mini-paper collage embellishments and/or bits of assorted found items such as old CD’s, weedwhacker cord or broken records
- Vendor: Renee Colombel and Melissa Boudreaux of Imagine That
Craft: Baby and kid bows, picture frames with ribbons to hold hair bows, pillowcase dresses for babies and toddlers, knitted hats, scarves and snowmen.
- Vendor: Dottie Ratliff of Artgecko Studios
Craft: Paintings on glass frame in old, glazed cypress
- Vendor: Yvette and Tab Pitre of Pitre’s Fur Co.
Craft: Alligator hides, heads, headbands, key chains, jewelry and nutria items (vendor has appeared on the show “Swamp People” buying alligators)
- Vendor: Rosalyn Clark of Rosalyn’s Pralines
Craft: Pralines handmade on site
In addition to the arts and crafts fair, Swamp Stomp spotlights local and regional musicians, features a variety of south Louisiana foods and offers several presentations on the history, culture and economic development of the region.
Also a part of the festival is the annual Bayou French Education Program, or “Tresors du Bayou,” a popular attraction for thousands of primary and secondary school students from south Louisiana.
Admission to Swamp Stomp is $10 per day or $25 for the entire weekend. Children under 11 will be admitted at no charge. Tickets will be on sale at the gate.
For additional information, go to nicholls.edu/swamp-stomp.