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14th Annual Sunflower Trail and Festival Coming to Gilliam Saturday, June 2

Friday, 11 May, 2012 7:15 by Chris Jay

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA – The 14th annual Sunflower Trail and Festival will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 2 in Gilliam, Louisiana. The event features art and entertainment for all ages including handmade items for sale by heritage crafters and artists, hands-on activities for children, art exhibits, a sunflower photography contest, and more. Food and refreshment vendors will also be available. Admission is free and open to the public. Festival activities will take place behind the Red River Crossroads Museum in Gilliam, just off of Highway 3049. Highway 3049 (also known as Dixie/Shreveport Road) can be reached from Shreveport by heading north on Grimmett Drive until Grimmett Drive becomes Highway 3049.

Visitors to the festival are encouraged to explore the Sunflower Trail on their way to or from the festival. To drive the Sunflower 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 scenic drive features several sunflower varieties and wildflower fields. Sunflowers along the trail are expected to be in full bloom.

For more information on the 14th annual Sunflower Trail and Festival, contact Gilliam Mayor Helen Adger at (318) 296-4393 or Karen Logan at (318) 296-4303.       
                                                       
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Louisiana is gearing up for the celebration of the century as the state marks its 200th anniversary of statehood in 2012. Involving both education and celebration, Bicentennial events are being planned in every corner of the state. For a statewide calendar of Louisiana events or information on planning a memorable visit to Louisiana, visit www.louisianatravel.com.

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