Prep Yourself for the 36th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival!

 July 17-18th, 2015.

This year's theme is:

 " Backroads and Bayous: Celebrating Louisiana's Rural Folklife"


The Louisiana State Fiddle Championship will be held on:

 Saturday, July 18th, 2015


Join us for 2 days of fun-filled activities for the entire family!!







Ticket Information      

Tickets can be purchased at Prather Coliseum on July 17/18th.  Admission Prices at Prather Coliseum:  

Friday, July 17th—Saturday, July 18th, 2015.

FREE for children 12 and under

Friday night only, $5.00

Saturday, all day, $8.00

Saturday evening only $5.00 (after 5pm)


Ticket Booth at Prather Coliseum will open at 4:30 pm on Friday, July 17th, 2015; Festival closes at 11 pm

Ticket Booth at Prather Coliseum will open at 8:00 am on Saturday, July 18th, 2015; Festival closes at 11 pm


All Events Tickets may be purchased in ADVANCE at a discounted price of $11.00 per person through July 15th at the Louisiana Folklife Center located in Room 213 of Kyser Hall on the campus of NSU in Natchitoches, LA. during the following hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 am—5 pm; Friday 8 am—11 am. They are also available for purchase by mail.  Please send a check or money order made payable to Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival to the following address:

Northwestern State University, LA Folklife Center, NSU Box 3663, Natchitoches, LA 71497 

No discounted all-event passes will be sold at the Festival.




We have blocks of hotel rooms set up with discounted rates at:

*Holiday Inn Express*

*Best Western*

*Comfort Suites*

Click Here:




**You must tell the reservation desk that you want the NSU Folk Festival rate when reserving your room(s).**


Need Help Getting to Prather Coliseum from I-49? Click Here!: Directions to Prather




Louisiana State Fiddle Championship

Magale Recital Hall




Magale Recital Hall  



Fiddle Championship Late Registration

2nd Floor Recital Hall Foyer



Louisiana State Fiddle Championship

Recital Hall

























 Supported in part by grants from the following:

  • Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc.
  • Dept of Culture, Recreation, & Tourism:Louisiana Division of the Arts --Shreveport Regional Arts Council
  • Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission
  • New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival