Louisiana has a lot to offer if you know where to look. One city that can often be forgotten about is the city of Ponchatoula. Often referred to as the “Strawberry Capital of the World” and “America’s Antique City”, this gorgeous Louisiana city is perfect for anyone looking for more adventures in Louisiana. Trip101 published the 5 Best Things to Do In Ponchatoula, Louisiana. We are here to share three of those with you!
A Driving Tour through the Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail
What is a quilt trail? This unique array of interpretations of quilt blocks that are located on the outside of places like: businesses, homes, fences, post in the yard, barns, and even flower beds.
Ann Boudreaux, a Ponchatoula native, started the Louisiana Northshore Quilt Trail. Boudreaux joined four other women and set off to found the first Louisiana Quilt Trail. Not only is it the perfect way to search for new artists and businesses, but it gives tourists and visitors the perfect reason to drive around the city. The start of the trail begins with the piece “A Colorful Life” and is located in Ponchatoula at 234 SWRR Ave.
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The Electric Train Depot
Also located in Ponchatoula, The Electric Train Depot is over 4,000 square feet. This depot offers a huge variety of new and used electric trains. They even offer supplies and accessories to go along. Do you happen to have an electric train that needs to be fixed? The Electric Train Depot has repair services.
You do not need to be interested in electric trains to enjoy the depot. The unbelievable sight of all of the different trains, all different colors and sizes., is sure to impress anyone. They even change the displays so you can go more than once to experience the changes.
There staff is known for their helpful and friendly personalities. So if you don’t know much about electric trains and you would like to, always feel free to ask.
The hours are 10am to 4pm, Monday-Saturday. Visit their website for more information.
The Strawberry Festival
One weekend in April opens up the unlimited options that Ponchatoula’s Strawberry Festival has to offer. Food, fun and entertainment is promised throughout the weekend. Even though it is a small town that doesn’t keep the festival from being the best. There are carnival rides, raffles, and even game booths.
The Strawberry options are unlimited too. Homemade pastries and pies are sure to make your mouth water. Have you ever heard of fried strawberries? Well, you can try them here. If you aren’t really interested in the taste of the fruit; there are non perishable options. Try to grab some strawberry themed crafts and even strawberry themed jewelry.
Saturday is usually the busiest day of the festival. There is a parade; pretty common in Louisiana’s festivals. There is even a concert and a contest for strawberries; named the “Best of the Best”.
You might even be able to take a picture with Ponchatoula’s mascot; the alligator.
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