Pointe-Marie is thrilled to host the 2021 Flower Fest! Pointe-Marie is a new village that continues the tradition of the memorable small towns and villages of Louisiana and America. An engaging village center and amenities like nowhere else in Baton Rouge – all a short walk from every home and accommodation. And a story that differs from the “typical real estate development”. The 120-acre Pointe-Marie site is located in East Baton Rouge Parish between River Road and Nicholson Road.
"Pointe" is the French name for a point on the bend of the Mississippi River. "Marie" is the French name for Mary, the patron saint of Acadiana. Pointe-Marie will offer an array of amenities, civic structures, parks, shopping, dining, entertainment, essentials and gathering spaces within easy walking distance from every neighborhoods and district, promoting interactions between residents, merchants, shopkeepers and visitors while reducing dependence upon the automobile. St. Jude Children's Hospital is near and dear to this community as they are also the location of the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.
Come enjoy traditional creole cuisine and soak up the beautiful flowers spread out through Pointe-Marie square. "Louisiana Promenade" is the official 2021 festival theme the floral teams will create their designs around. Expect to see flora and fauna of the Acadiana incorporated throughout the festival and charge your batteries for all of the selfie-worthy backdrops.
Sarah Campbell is a renowned wedding expert having launched multiple wedding businesses. In her early 20’s Sarah found her calling in the wedding industry and founded a thriving event planning firm. From that experience she saw a need in the industry for a high-end florist serving Annapolis and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Seeing this need, she launched Intrigue Design & Décor, concentrating on weddings and social events up and down the East Coast. Sarah has become a leader in the industry being called upon by a variety of media sources such as NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX as well as a number of magazines, blogs and newspapers. Mostly recently, you've seen her competing on Netflix's design competition show, The Big Flower Fight! Sarah’s excitement for weddings and her passion for design is apparent the moment you meet her. She openly shares her talent and knowledge through speaking, workshops and classes designed specifically for the wedding industry.
Jay Ducote started his enterprises in the food and beverage world through Bite & Booze, a blog about everything he ate and drank, in 2009. The Bite and Booze Radio Show, produced and hosted by Ducote since 2011 on Talk 107.3 FM, won a Taste Award for best food or drink radio broadcast in the country and the Uniquely Louisiana Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. Jay created his own Jay D’s product line featuring a Louisiana Barbecue Sauce, Louisiana Molasses Mustard, Spicy & Sweet Barbecue Rub, Jay D's Single Origin Coffee and more. In May 2018 Jay launched his first restaurant concept, Gov't Taco, inside White Star Market in Baton Rouge, which now has its own free-standing location. On the TV front, Jay finished runner-up on Season 11 of the hit reality competition show Food Network Star in 2015, and had a pilot for his show "Deep Fried America" air on the Travel Channel in 2016. In 2019 he won an episode of Beat Bobby Flay after challenging the Iron Chef to a crawfish boil. The Jay Ducote Hospitality Group, which runs all of Jay's businesses, has finished on the LSU 100 list for three years in a row.
Pat Shingleton has been in broadcasting for over 40 years, recently retiring from WBRZ. Originally from Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, Pat attended Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.