The town of Gibsland turns back the clock this weekend as it revisits the 1930s and the mark made by the infamous outlaw duo Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow on this rural community.
Just the facts:
Festival Dates: Friday 5-20 & Saturday 5-21
Booths open at 1 pm
Live Music from Don Miley 6 -8 pm
Meeting of Historians & Crime Buffs 6 pm @ Gibsland Grill
Pancake Breakfast 8 - 10 am
Live Entertainment begins @ 9 am
Bonnie and Clyde Look-a-Like Contest 11 am
Parade at Noon
Shootouts 1, 2, 3 and 4:30
The Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Festival begins today and continues Saturday with plenty of the standard festival fare such as arts, crafts and food. But it also offers recreations of the shootout that ended the couple's life and made headlines across the globe.
It was on May 23, 1934, that Bonnie and Clyde ate their last meal at Ma Canfield's Café in Gibsland and headed to their hideout. Nine miles southwest of the town on Highway 154, six law enforcement officers waited in the brush and pumped more than 100 bullets into their car, ending a trail of murders and robberies tied to the young outla