Music, food and fun await at Eagle Lake’s annual Lakefest

Published 4:00 am Sunday, May 21, 2023

The Eagle Lake community is gearing up for Lakefest.

The annual event, which features live music, arts and craft vendors and children’s activities, is set to kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at 310 Eagle Lake Shore Road. The festivities will continue until 5:30 p.m.

“This is always a good all-day family event,” Lakefest organizer Linda Banchetti said.

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One of the main attractions at Lakefest is the musical entertainment. Ted Holeman and Danny Scallions will get things rocking when they perform from 10 a.m. until noon. The Chill, a favorite of locals, will follow from 1 to 5 p.m.

And while the music is playing festivalgoers can peruse the more than 40 vendor booths for treasures. Food vendors will also be on hand cooking up some tasty treats.

Dane the Balloon Man will oversee all the children’s activities, Banchetti said.

For more information on Lakefest or for those interested in participating as a vendor, call 601-218-8100 or visit

Banchetti, who has served as the event organizer for more than 10 years, said proceeds from the more than 20 sponsors and the event itself will go to the Eagle Lake Association. The association provides funding for flags and electricity at the corner where the Eagle Lake sign stands, website maintenance and insurance for Lakefest.

Vendors at Lakefest 2023 include:

  • Paul Barnes – Homemade wood products
  • Sandra Ainsworth – Handmade wooden bowls, ornaments, tea lights, small games
  • Vicki Crawford – Tin art, sun catcher spinners, block churches, paintings
  • Rhonda Day – Jewelry, vintage décor, handcrafted art
  • Sue Vandenakker – Wind charms and flow art
  • Brittany Rhodes – Crystal candies, candies, wax melts
  • Katherine Vanek – Freeze dried candy
  • Jennifer Prewitt – Freeze dried candy
  • Johnnie Vaughn – Health and Wellness, teas, aromatherapy, oils, baths, sea moss
  • Angela Stafford – Earrings, hair bows, faux cake purses, jewelry boxes, children’s jewelry, children’s novelty items
  • Christy Chambers – Dried flavored pasta, tie-dye T-shirts, vanity license plates
  • Griffith Outfitters – Outdoor apparel, t-shirts, hats, hoodies
  • Kyle and Leslie Nichols – Handcrafted cigar box guitars, artisan designed jewelry, decorative copper/glass, wood items and knives
  • Buddy Wooten – Barbeque brisket
  • Eagle Lake Baptist Church – Gumbo
  • Eagle Lake Methodist Church – Cookies
  • Gloria Ballard and Karen Thomas – Sublimated T-shirts and other small items
  • Cindy Hosey – Handmade shirts, coasters, tumblers
  • Bonnie Lane Westbrook – Tupperware
  • Gaye Stokes – Decorative cedar birdhouses and metal bottle trees
  • Angel Tait – Ladies boutique clothing, purses and accessories
  • Tammy Carraway – Keychains, wristlets, novelty purses, sunglasses, caps, hair accessories
  • Amy Russell – Morse Code necklaces, bracelet helpers, feathered hari clips, earrings, crushed glass, mixed art
  • Amy Kelly – Handcrafted functional pottery, bird feeders, coffee cups, spoon rests
  • All Gussied Up – Soap, spa items, jewelry, purses, wallets, painted items
  • Beantown Bling Designs – Tumblers, jewelry, baseball hats, koozies, decals
  • Veronica Davis – Pork skins, cracklins, seasonings
  • Destiny Turner – Loaded teas, iced coffee, fruit cups, kids drinks, club sandwiches, chicken wraps
  • Norma Piazza – Jambalaya, mac n’ cheese with brisket pork skins, kettle corn, lemonade, frappes, protein shakes, shaved ice, baked goods
  • Jean Grayson – Birdhouses, bird feeders, cutting/charcuterie boards, jar goods, dips, Wolf sauce
  • David Hoover – Snowballs, alligator sausage, boudin, hotdogs, red beans and rice, tamales, nachos, Frito pies, soft drinks, water
  • Tina Perkins – Ladies boutique items, kid toys, men’s accessories
  • Adriana Warren – Scentsy products, boutique items
  • Kristin Berryhill – Tumblers, pens, badge reels, door hangers, stamped books
  • Cameron Beale – Wax melts, bath salts, sugar scrubs, wax warmers

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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