Carnivale is coming to Farmers Market. Bead throwing, gumbo, beignets, Dixie music and beer will be on the menu at the Mardi Gras Celebration at The Original Farmers Market Sat., Feb. 6 and Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9. The 27th annual festival will see the Market festooned in traditional Mardi Gras colors of purple, green and gold. A jester will stroll the grounds and face painting will be offered at the 27th annual event.
A Ranch Party on Saturday will feature Cajun music by Eddie Baytos & The Nervis Bros, who will also be performing Fat Tuesday. Other acts include Grammy-nominated Lisa Haley & The Zydekats, T-Lou & His Super Hot Zydeco Band, The Zydeco Mudbugs and Porterhouse Bob’s New Orleans funk and swamp boogie. New Orleans-style parade bands will stroll the grounds.
“Mardi Gras is one of our most popular and exciting events of the year,” said Ilysha Buss, Farmers Market marketing director.