I absolutely love festival season in the South. We are fortunate to live so very close to all the best festivals, like the 13th annual Sunflower Trail and Festival coming up very soon in Gilliam, Louisiana. I have your map and details about what to expect at the festival. Don't forget your camera! You will be snapping tons of photos of the gorgeous sunflowers in bloom along the route to Gilliam! The Sunflower Festival is Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 9 am to 4 pm in Gilliam. But, the drive to Gilliam is part of the ambiance of this charming festival. The route along highway 3049 will be painted with glowing yellow sunflowers that will be in bloom throughout the month of June. Gilliam is just up the road from Shreveport.

There are a couple routes that take you to Gilliam and the Sunflower Festival, but for the best views you will want to make the short journey along highway 3049, from Grimmet Drive in North Shreveport.

Once you arrive in Gilliam you will enjoy a festival under the shade trees behind the Museum. With arts, crafts, pottery, jewelry, plants, antiques, face painting, and music, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Be sure to check out the historical museum as you sip on ice cold lemonade. The kind folks of Gilliam have a perfect Saturday in the South planned for their guests June 4th! And I will definitely be one of those guests, I would never pass up on ice cold lemonade and a little Louisiana history.