NEW ROADS, La.– The City of New Roads continues to set records with its Annual Alma Plantation Harvest Festival on False River with the number of people it brings to the city, as well as positive economic impact it has on the local economy.

“Our festival is proving to be a premier family event for many people throughout our state and the region.  And just importantly, it continues to generate significant revenue for our city,” Mayor Robert Myer said.

Myer, who founded the event after first becoming mayor, said this year’s three-day festival attracted more than 60,000 visitors to the City of New Roads who spent more than $500,000 locally.  

Those visitors enjoyed pristine weather conditions, an array of live music, plenty of food and drink selections, including a beer garden, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, antique shops and boutiques, as well as carnival rides, a kids’ zone, and zip line down Main Street.

Headlining performers included old school bands Lakeside, The Brothers Johnson and Louisiana’s LeRoux, as well as up-and-comers Kree Harrison and Lauren Alaina, who are both former American Idol stars.  Zydeco favorite Rockin’ Doopsie and country star Ty Herndon also drew large crowds.

“We are excited about the continued success this festival brings to our city and the many positive things it allows us to showcase about our people, our culture and our beautiful location.  We have already begun working on our 7thannual festival,” Myer said.

Myer encouraged businesses and vendors interested in participating in next year’s festival to visitwww.harvestfestivalnewroads.comor call City Hall at 225-638-5360 for more information.

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#4224 – The 6thAnnual Alma Plantation Harvest Festival on False River attracted more than 60,000 visitors to downtown New Roads who injected more than $500,000 into the local economy.

#4418 – Bright lights, large crowds and live music from this year’s 5thAnnual Alma Plantation Harvest Festival on False River filled the atmosphere throughout downtown New Roads.  The Harvest Festival, which was founded by Mayor Robert Myers, has become one of the state’s more popular Fall events.

#4503 – The Harvest Festival on False River has become one of the state’s most popular family-friendly festivals.  Children of all ages enjoyed a clean, safe atmosphere of games, carnival rides, music and tasty food and drink selections.  This festival-goer tries his hand at fishing for a prize.