(NATCHITOCHES, LA) - The eleventh annual Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival will take place on September 20 and 21, 2013. The Festival is held on the riverbank in historic downtown
On Thursday, September 20, 1973, Croce and four others were killed when the chartered plane he was traveling in crashed while taking off from the Natchitoches Regional Airport in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Croce had just completed a concert at Northwestern State University's Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches. Croce was best known for the hit single "Bad, Bad, Leroy Brown.
On Saturday, activities begin at 7 a.m. with a Fun 5k Run on Riverbank sponsored by Natchitoches Central High School Booster Club, followed by registration at 10 a.m. for the River Run, opening ceremonies, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors. The River Run, sponsored by the Independent Motorcycle Riders of Natchitoches, will begin at 12 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Headlining Saturday's entertainment is Jimi Jamison, the lead singer from the band "Survivor". Jamison is best known for the hit song "Eye of the Tiger", a theme song from the 1980's hit movie "Rocky III".
Music will continue all day with performances by Louisiana LeRoux, Billy O'Con Band, G.G. Shinn with Louisiana Music Hall Of Fame Band, Tildon Gillum Band, Black Water Bride Band, Cheridy Adams & Impressions Band.
This is a free event, the public is asked to bring their lawn chairs. No ice chests allowed in festival area. For a complete list of events, visit www.meatpiefestival.com or call Natchitoches Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-259-1714.