The Evolution of the Festival
2022 marks the 72nd year of The Louisiana Peach Festival. The festival is a homegrown tradition that Ruston has had the privilege of hosting since 1951. The day is as full of fun as it is rich in history, and we wanted to give you a bite of the backstory that makes Peach Fest so sweet. The Early Years The idea of having a peach festival first origina [...]Read Full PostTags: Events | History
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The clocks have changed, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming, meaning Spring has finally made its way to Lincoln Parish. If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait for all of the exciting events that are happening this Spring in Ruston! Although you won’t want to miss any of the fun coming up, we’re highlighting five events that are sure to make this spring i [...]Read Full PostTags: Events | Locals Love It | Things to Do
A tradition of small towns is that Sunday and Monday are reserved for a day (or two) of rest. While some of our locally owned restaurants are loyal to this tradition, there are still a number of restaurants where you will find the open sign on and a friendly staff ready to serve you. We’ve compiled a list of all of those local restaurants for you below. [...]Read Full PostTags: Eat Local
This downtown landmark is a go-to spot for those who want to enjoy outdoor dining. Sundown’s large and breezy patio is downright charming with its fun and assorted décor that creates an eclectic atmosphere. The menu boasts southern favorites and their bartenders are skilled at mixing up a refreshing cocktail. An added bonus: Sundown’s spacious patio is pet friendly.
With spring weather comes one of our favorite times of the year - patio season. The season where a light breeze and warming temps make for a perfect outdoor dining experience. Throw in some southern charm and a cold cocktail and you'll want to linger for hours on these Ruston patios. Sundown Tavern [...]Read Full PostTags: Eat Local