Starks is your stop this weekend for the annual Starks Mayhaw Festival. There's all the things that make a Southwest Louisiana carnival great  .... and jelly!

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The festival starts Thursday and continues through Saturday. Of course you'll find rides, a talent contest, a beauty pageant, a parade, arts and crafts, an auction and live entertainment covering Gospel, Swamp Pop, Blues, Blue Grass, Country and more.....whew! Did I mention there's also Jelly? Start getting your Mayhaw jelly cooking and enter the contest. The weather should be great so pack up the family and a few lawn chairs then head to Starks. Who knows ..... you may find a peanut butter and Mayhaw jelly sandwich like the one pictured above.