As with many of the festivals found in the southeast region, the Louisiana Pecan Festival has a long history that goes back over 50 years. Evolving from the Centennial celebration of the Grant Parish of the state, the event transformed from a frontier theme to one that involved the common nut that is grown by many area farmers. In the many years of the festival, the grounds have been graced by such legendary stars as Ken Curtis, Fess Parker, and Sorrell Booke.
In modern times, the festival has been expanded from 2 to 3 days due to large number of visitors that has steadily grown with each passing year. As in the beginning of the event, the organizers work on a strictly volunteer basis to promote the festival and all of the workers have a genuine interest in making sure that each guest is satisfied. With new artwork and an official poster each year, the Louisiana Pecan Festival is certainly an event that most people should see.