MacKID Festival Spotlight: 24th Annual Sunflower Festival & Trail

Time to grab the camera, sunscreen & hat, and take the kids out to see the sunflowers in full bloom!

By ~Mimi Rankin Webb, Publisher, Macaroni KID Shreveport - Bossier City June 12, 2023

It's time for the 24th Annual Sunflower Festival & Trail!

Come Out and Enjoy

Crafts and art for sale by local artists

Arts and crafts activities for children

Music by local groups and a blues band

Photography Contest, photos displayed in the Gilliam Library

Be Sure Not to Miss

The Sunflowers blooming bright along Hwy 3049 and in Gilliam

The Veterans Memorial in Belcher

Crossroads Museum in the Gilliam Library

Delicious local foods available at several vendors

Food Vendors

There will be several food vendors at the festival, offering a variety of yummy choices.

Featured Food Vendors are:

 Main Street Restaurant

12807 Main Street, Gilliam

Enjoy delicious food in one of the old brick store buildings.

 James Country Store Restaurant

12781 Main St., Gilliam

Sandwiches, cold drinks and snack items.

 D&I Café and Deli

312 Caddo Street, Belcher, LA 71004

Trail Route

Find LA Hwy 3049

From downtown Shreveport, drive north on Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway. Just north of the casios, Clyde Fant veres to the left and changes name to Grimmett Drive. From Grimmett Drive turn right onto LA Hwy 3049 (Dixie Shreveport Road).

Enjoy the Trail

Turn right at Old Dixie Gin and Sentell Road and drive the loop around the levee. Sentell Road circles back to Highway 3049 at Cornerstone Baptist Church, just north of Dixie. This drive features several sunflower varieties, and a field of wildflowers. Sunflowers along the Trail are expected to be in full bloom.



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-- Mimi Rankin WebbPublisherMacaroni Kid Shreveport-Bossier For Moms In the Know