Thursday, August 23, 2012 marks the official opening ceremonies of the 2012 Duck Festival in Gueydan, Louisiana. Bands this year include the Chee Weez, Jaryd Lane, Geno Delafosse, Chubby Carrier, Jamie Bergeron and Travis Matte. In addition to great music, food and rides, the 35th annual event will include a duck and goose calling contest, a duck carving and painting demonstration and a skeet shoot. See the complete schedule of entertainment and activities here.

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