Blend of the River 2019

Back for its 19th year, the Blend of the River is here with your favorite regional cooks showcasing the best of the Bayou State! The block party begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11 in historic downtown Columbia – Gem of the Ouachita. This year we celebrate the Year of the River 2019 with Blend on the River with amazing food, specialty drinks, live music, and art exhibitions in the Schepis Museum. Join the Friends of the Schepis as we experience this fantastic, family friendly, annual event that helps to fund the exhibits and cultural experiences hosted throughout the year in Caldwell Parish.


Don’t miss this event that brings together our entire community! This year we are partnered with the Cooley House Foundation of Monroe, LA as an included final stop on the Year of the River 2019 – Tour of the Ouachita! Guests are invited to take part in the Tour (which includes Blend of the River admission) or only the Blend of the River.


Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate! 1 Child under 10 given free admission with a paid adult. Must be 21+ to drink. ID may be requested.


All interested event sponsors, vendors, and volunteer cooks are encouraged to contact the Schepis Museum – or 318-649-9931 for more information!