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Louisiana Railroad Days Festival

The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival prides itself in being a free festival that is family oriented and allows no alcohol. The city of DeQuincy and surrounding areas have been blessed by the festival each year. Since Railroads have been a very important part of DeQuincy, that it is the perfect place to have the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival.

2024 Festival Tshirt

REMINDER

Festival Reminder TWO STREETS BLOCKED Two city streets will be blocked off Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 11-13, to make room for the Railroad Festival and the carnival rides. Holly Street, which runs in front of the City Hall, will be blocked off but vehicles servicing the festival booths and carnival will be permitted to enter. Persons needing handicapped parking will be permitted to park on Lake Charles Ave. Violators will be fined. ONE WAY STREETS One-way streets will be enforced on Main and Canterberry Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13, during the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival. Enter Main Street from LeBlanc and exit on Fourth St./Hwy. 12 at Main Exxon. Enter Canterberry Street from Fourth St./Hwy. 12 at DeQuincy Memorial Hospital and exit on LeBlanc St

 

 

 

 

-DeQuincy Federated Service League

rules

Festival Rules

Family Oriented

Have fun with the entire family!

Alcohol Free

Alcohol will not be tolerated at the LA Railroad Days Festival.

Free Entrance

Enter the festival for no charge at all!

Free Parking

Park at the festival for no charge at all!
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WELCOME!

Welcome to the 41st Louisiana Railroad Days Festival
The members of the DeQuincy Federated Service League and the city of DeQuincy welcome you to the 41st Annual
Louisiana Railroad Days Festival held every spring on the second weekend of April. This year’s festival will be held from
Thursday, April 11th through Saturday, April 13th, 2024.
We hope you will join us as we celebrate the 2024 LA Railroad Days Festival. The citizens of DeQuincy are proud of
their railroading heritage and come together each year to celebrate with this great family-oriented festival. This year,
DFSL has chosen to honor DFSL 2023 “Club Women of the Year”, Rebecca Neal and Megan Hayes, as Parade Marshals.
They both are always willing to help where needed with humbleness and a smile and they don’t back down from a
challenge. Members of the Federated Service League appreciate everything they have done to promote our familyoriented festival.
The ladies of the DeQuincy Federated Service League operate the Coke booths during the festival to sponsor
scholarships, school projects and community projects and give charitable contributions throughout Southwest
Louisiana. The Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is one of the only festivals in the state where there is no beer or alcohol
sold, no gate fee and entertainment is completely free. The small percentage charged for the other booths is used to
defray some of the expenses of the festival like insurance, potties, advertisements, and entertainment which amounts to
over $100,000. Local businesses also help the festival with financial contributions.
Our thanks go to all the school, civic, church, and business organizations that participate in our wonderful, familyoriented weekend. We wish to extend a very special thank you to Mayor Riley Smith for all his hard work in preparing
for the festival. We would also like to thank the DeQuincy City Crew, The DeQuincy City Hall Employees, and The
DeQuincy Railroad Museum Board who have done so much to get the museum ready for the annual event. Thanks also
to the DeQuincy News, DeQuincy City Council, Chamber of Commerce, CLECO, Brightspeed, DeQuincy City Police,
CPSO Lt. Mitchell Taylor, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Department, and their reserve units. We would also like to thank
Nichols of DeQuincy and Mr. Jay DeLouche with DeLouche Law Firm.
We are pleased to present the musical talents of a wide variety of entertainers such as Riley Clark Harrison (the
headliner for this year’s Gospel Night, Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie Band, 26West, Rosedown Rockers, The
Stark Experiment featuring Tod Stark, Mark Reeves & Twisted X, along with other local singers. The Louisiana Railroad
Days Festival has been selected as a Top 20 Event in the South numerous times and we feel certain there will be
something for everyone.
We encourage young and old alike to participate in the many activities planned for the weekend or just come relax and
listen to all the free entertainment. For information about any aspect of the festival, see the ladies of D.F.S.L. in the
“Little Red Caboose” located on the festival grounds or visit our website, www.larailroaddaysfestival.com. Get on board
and take part at the 39th annual Louisiana Railroad Days Festival. We guarantee you’ll have a “rail” good time.
DEQUINCY FEDERATED SERVICE LEAGUE

-DeQuincy Federated Service League

events

Festival Events

At the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival we have tons of events and fun lined up for you and your family!

Aerial Photo

Gospel Night

Come worship at our Gospel Night!

Railroad Idol

Come watch or compete in this years Railroad Idol!

Children's Events

Let the kids have a blast with our children's events!

"Bling" Your T-Shirt

Bling your favorite T-Shirt to this year's T-Shirt contest!

Old Timers Reunion

Ride the rails with memories from the old timers!

Pageant

Participate in our annual RR Days Pageant!

Parade

Participate in the RRF Parade!

Aerial Photo

Come take a group photo with us!
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Pictures From Past Festivals

Get a glimpse of what our Louisiana Railroad Days Festival has to offer! To really get the full picture, you have to visit us in person!

This Year's Sponsors

Festival Sponsors