The Daily Review/Jaclyn Breaux
Shoppers look for items at the Cajun Coast Mardi Gras craft show.
Getting crafty for Mardi Gras
The Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau hosted its first Mardi Gras craft show Friday. and Saturday at the Cajun Coast Welcome Center, l900 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Morgan City.
Shoppers were able to purchase Mardi Gras themed crafts such as tumblers from Bec’s Creations, oyster shell ornaments from Causey’s Creations Authentic Cajun Crafts, Mardi Gras themed clothing from Just2kool Enterprise, jewelry from Sherry’s Intuitions, woodworking from Landry’s Custom Woodworking, candles from Ebb and Flow, aprons from Cajun Princess Crafts and Baker Goods and more.
“The turnout was good considering the weather was bad,” said Carrie Stansbury, Cajun Coast executive director. “We had 18 vendors that registered, but we had at least five that didn’t show up because of the weather.”
The cost for vendors was $10 per booth for a single and $20 for a double. Entrance was free and door prizes were given throughout the day Saturday.
“Most of the crafts are handmade and the artists are all Louisiana artists, mostly local.
"This is something we can build upon. It has great potential to grow. We are excited about it,” Stansbury said.