Louisiana Redbud Festival 2020 Calendar of Events

March 19, 2020 Redbud Pet Contest 5:30 p.m. at the Gazebo in Downtown Vivian. (Rescheduled from Feb. 23rd due to rain.) Categories: Prettiest/ Most Handsome, Ugliest, Most like Master, & Best Smile. Prizes will be awarded in each category. For more information contact Denise Gildon @ 318-423-0470.
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Redbud Annual Photo Contest February 24 – March 18, 2020. Photos should be posted to Louisiana Redbud Festival Facebook Page. Photos may be from Redbud’s Past to Present. Photos will be judged by our Facebook followers. Most likes will win. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd   & Honorable Mention. For more information call Adam Hutchison @ 318-402-8664 or Vanessa Hughes @ 318-510-5066 
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February 28, 2020 Taste of Vivian Redbud Style Show 6:30 p.m. at the Vivian Community Center. Tickets $10. Entry with ticket only. Come out to see what our local boutiques have to offer. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information contact Edie Festavan @ 318-680-1555 or Mandi Burton @ 318-751-5821.   
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March 8, 2020 – Louisiana Redbud Pageant North Caddo Magnet High School @ 3 p.m.  Newborn-19 years of age. Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association. Crowns awarded to top winners, awards to everyone. Entry fee $40, optional competitions, Photogenic & best dressed, $5 each. Little Miss (newborn to 10 years will compete in Sunday dress. Miss (11 to 19 years) will compete in Outfit of Choice with Personal Introduction & Evening Wear. For more information and or questions email KourtMorris@yahoo.com or Kourtney Morris Tyson on Facebook .
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March 14, 2020 – Mayor Ronnie Festavan Clean-up Day Mayor Ronnie Festavan and the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association ask you to take this day to clean up your yard and surroundings.  Clean up begins at 8 a.m. on Town Square. For more information call Vivian City Hall @ 318-375-3856.    

March 14, 2020 - All Mule Rodeo 6p.m.@ Vivian Rodeo Arena. Free admission.  Sponsored by Narrow Gate Cowboy Church.    

March 16-21, 2020 – Ruby Collins Memorial Redbud Treasure Hunt Sponsored by North Caddo Medical Center. Listen for NCMC’s clues on KNCB Radio, 105.3 FM & 1320 AM. Clues will be posted each day online at www.laredbud.com and the Louisiana Redbud Facebook page after 10 a.m. Treasure is worth $300.  If you have a newly designed Louisiana Redbud Festival T-shirt, you will receive an extra $100. You can win a total of $400! Good luck!! For more information, call Mary Coil @ 318-375-4025.   

March 16 – 21, 2020 – Redbud Selfie Scavenger Hunt Scavenger hunt items will be given on Louisiana Redbud Festival Facebook page daily.  On your mark, get ready, this is going to be lots of fun!! For more information contact Vanessa Hughes @ 318-510-5066.   

March 18, 2020 – Redbud Youth Rally North Caddo Magnet High School @ 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.  Great time of Worship and Special Message. All church groups and area youth are invited.  

March 20, 2020 – Methodist Youth Bar-B-Q Sponsored by the Vivian United Methodist Church.  11a.m.-1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Dine in or pick- up.  Menu: 1/2 chicken, potato salad, baked beans, bread and dessert - $10  Delivery for large groups!  Call Angie @ 318-375-3521 for more information.

March 20, 2020 - Redbud Christian Music Night Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.  Come and listen to soloists and area groups.  Enjoy an evening of "good ole" Christian music. Free admission with canned food item. North Caddo Elementary/Middle School, 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Betty Comer at 318-564-0451

March 21, 2020


19th Annual Redbud 5K Color Run & Health Walk Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association.  Certified Race course.  Age divisions, male & female:  9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 & over. Advance registration is $10 for students, $15 adults, $15 & $20 after March 14.   Run will start at the Vivian United Methodist Church at 8 a.m. and end at City Hall. Medals will be awarded 3 deep in each age category. Call Devin Washington @ 318-517-8869 OR Amber Washington @ 318-464-1976. 
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Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by the Vivian Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy pancakes, sausage and all the trimmings. Held at North Caddo Medical Center Cafeteria., 7a.m.– 9:30 a.m. Adults $5, children under 12, $3. For more information, call Mary Coil @ 318-375-4025    

Booths, Arts, Crafts, Food & Fun Stroll through the downtown streets and visit the vendors from this community and across the country who will display arts and crafts and festival foods. 9a.m. – 5:30 p.m. For more information, call Denise Alexander @ 318-210-1278. 
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1st Annual Hotdog Eating Contest 11 a.m. @ the Museum Stage. $10 entry fee. Cash Prizes will be awarded. Come out and eat some HOTDOGS!!! For more information contact Mandi Burton @ 318-751-5821.    

Mega Force Ministry 12 Noon @ the Museum Stage. Steve Carrier with Mega Force Ministry will be showing his power and strength by bending frying pans, ripping phone books, and breaking bats while giving an inspirational message. Steve will also be performing for our local youth at NCHS, NCEMS, and McLeod ISD on Friday March 20, 2020. You can also see Steve at FBC Vivian, Sunday, March 22 @ 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by North Caddo Ministerial Alliance.    

Entertainment Artists will perform a festival of live music on 2 stages beginning at 9 a.m. Enjoy hearing a variety of bands, groups, and soloists. Bring your chairs! For more information, call Mandi Burton @ 318-751-5821.    

Louisiana Redbud Festival Car Show Entry Fee:  $30 for first car, $10 for second car, All cars after 2nd no charge. Car / Truck Class Division: 1949 – back, 1950 – 59, 1960 – 69, 1970 – 89, 1990 – 2010, 2011 -new. Corvette, Mustang, Rat Rod, ATV, Bike Car & Truck. There will also be Top 25, Best in Show, People’s Choice, and several Shop trophies. Contact Chris Bain @ 318-584-1692 for more information.
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6th Annual Redbud Parade Sponsored by the Louisiana Redbud Festival Association. Area participants will start from the North Caddo Magnet High School and will be greeted by thousands of spectators as they travel down Hwy 1. Parade start time is 2 p.m. Line-up will begin at 12 noon. Parade entries must be received by March 14. No parade entries will be allowed Redbud Day. For more information, call Brandi Ogletree 318-347-7993 or email brandiogletree@yahoo.com
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Redbud Barrel Race Sponsored by Red River Riders. Books open at 4 p.m. Exhibitions from  4:15–6:00. Show starts at 6:15 p.m. For more information contact Holly Compton @ 318-564-6605.

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