Vendors lined the neutral ground selling wares such as door hangers, homemade birdhouses, ornaments, t shirts, small paintings, jewelry, sea shell art, yard furniture and much more. The farmers market was also open so that people could stop in and purchase fruits and vegetables freshly grown by local farmers, honey, cheese, eggs, pickles, candy, boudin, bread and other goodies such as jambalaya and hot sauce.
Because this event was put together by the German-American cultural center, there was a delightful German presence at the fest. There was Maypoles adorned with colorful ribbons that blew in the breeze, German dancing, German food such as yummy bratwurst and plenty of beer to go around. I particularly enjoyed the German band that played traditional music and kept the party flowing well into the afternoon.
Festivals like this are a fairly regular thing on the Westbank and a great opportunity for neighbors and visitors to get together and have a good time. Keep an eye on the calendar for when another event like this will be happening in Gretna.