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NSU Folk Festival celebrates 300 years of Louisiana culture

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 A celebration of Louisiana culture and history. The annual NSU Folk Festival  is wrapped up  in Natchitoches on Saturday.

Dozens of craft and food vendors set up shop and more than 20 musical acts filled Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State University for two days.

The festival celebrates all aspects of Louisiana's rich culture.

"Three hundred years of culture and history has led to something that is so unique along the banks of the Cane River Lake as far as our people, our food, our cuisine our architecture. Everything about this place in unique; there's no place like it, " said Samantha Bonnette.

The festival also marks the midway point of Louisiana's tricentennial celebration.

Established in 1714, Natchitoches is the oldest settlement in the Louisiana purchase.
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