May 17 & 18 -- Stampede Days Rodeo and Parade – D’Arbonne Range Riders annual event. Rodeo Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Parade in downtown Farmerville 2 p.m. Saturday (lineup 1 p.m. at high school) Entry for nighttime rodeos: $10 ages 13+; $5 ages 7-12; age 6 and under free. Matinee rodeo, free admission. Special appearance on Saturday by local “Swamp People” Jeromy Pruitt and David LaDart. Info & map at 318-243-5726 or www.darbonnerangeriders.com.
May 18 -- 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. -- Bluegrass in the Park & State Dutch Oven Cooking – at Lake D’Arbonne State Park, Hwy. 2, five miles west of Farmerville. Five bluegrass bands will perform from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while scores of Dutch oven enthusiasts prepare kettles of food. $1 park entry fee. Info at 318-368-6291
May 25 -- 10 a.m. -- Memorial Day celebration honoring area veterans & their families – at Beech Grove United Methodist Church in Spearsville. Public invited. Program begins at 10 a.m., followed by fish fry lunch. Entertainment by gospel group from Bovinia Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS. Info at 318-368-1960
May 25 - 27 -- Memorial Day Weekend Barrel Run – by D’Arbonne Range Riders. At North LA Expo Center, Ruston. WPRA approved event. For info: 318-243-5726 or 318-368-3873 or www.darbonnerangeriders.com
Union Parish, LA: Where you CAN combine business with pleasure
Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman Jr. and Chamber President Jerry Taylor review the construction site of a new convenience store at the intersection of Hwy. 15 and 33 near Lake D'Arbonne
Farmerville, Marion take first places for cleanest city
Farmerville and Marion have both been named “Cleanest City” by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation in each of their respected divisions for 2013.. For more, go to fgazette.com.
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At the center of Union Parish is spectacular Lake D’Arbonne where fishermen reel in catfish, bass, crappie and bream by the bucketful. Surrounding it are miles of rolling land, a landscape of pine forests and green pastures. Year-round pleasant weather draws nature-lovers to the lake and the Five Scenic Waterways: Bayou d'Loutre, Corney Creek Bayou, Little Fork D'Arbonne, Bayou D'Arbonne, and the Upper Ouachita River.
Communities: Farmerville (parish seat), Marion, Bernice, Spearsville, Junction City, and Downsville.
Union Parish Chamber of Commerce
116 N. Main St., Farmerville, LA 71241 318-368-3947 email@example.com