Bear Festival, Boat Show weekend
The 11th Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and the 5th Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show were held this weekend on Parc sur la Teche in downtown Franklin. Above, youngsters participated in the fun and education activities in the former Blevins Building including the Bear Obstacle Course and more. The festival hosted bands, vendors, tours of the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge and much more over the weekend. Below, Cory Werk, standing, arrives at the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show Friday afternoon at the end of the Cajun Classique cruise. The first-ever cruise started in Breaux Bridge Monday and took a leisurely tour down the Teche of its attractions to arrive in Franklin and spend the weekend at the boat show.