Pontchatoula Strawberry Festival preparing for rain
Ponchatoula - Everything is red this weekend in Ponchatoula for the Strawberry Festival.
It's the 48th year the strawberry capital of the world is hosting this festival. Every year the festival brings in nearly 300,000 people to the 7,000 person town. But this year, folks are hoping to stay dry.
The festival was rained out last year, and this year they are ready just in case.
"We've brought in extra saw dust and dirt so the ground won't be muddy," says festival chairwoman Stacey Miller.
Day two of the Strawberry Festival opens at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Fans return to Tiger Stadium for LSU's first home game
Fans find a way to tailgate for LSU's first football game during...
Baton Rouge Zoo to begin first phase of $30M renovations; includes new...
Zachary football starts season by honoring Remy Hidalgo at scrimmage
LSU fans preserve tailgating traditions from home as season begins