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The grounds of the West Baton Rouge Museum buzzed with dancing, Cajun music, sweets and treats for the 23rd annual Sugar Fest Sunday, October 7.

The festival is an annual celebration of the sugar cane harvest complete with sugary treats and lessons in Louisiana history. 

Vendors spread across the ground of the museum with crafts and demonstrations. Some demonstrations included praline making, open hearth cooking, blacksmithing, bousillage making, cane syrup boiling, wood working with antique tools and more. 

Festivalgoers were entertained by renowned musicians including Storyville Stompers, Cajun Roots, Cane Grinders, Choupique, Fabulous Bagasse Boyz, Henry Turner and Flavor, Kenny Neal, Lil Ray Neal, Judy Whitney Davis, Lagniappe Dulcimer Society, Kitchen Session, Les Bons Sons, Dorothy LeBlanc, Kent Louque, and Claudette Purnell & the All Parish Children’s Choir.

The fun also included performances by Louisiane Vintage Dancers and Les Danseurs de la Capitale de Louisiane.

Check out our photos of Sugar fest 2018 by Hannah Swarner and Jaci Pinell. Click on the photo to enlarge it and open a gallery. 

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Greg Guillot with his handmade net.

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