2019 Franklin Parish Catfish Festival canceled due to severe weather threat

FRANKLIN PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Organizers for the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival have announced the cancellation of the event. The announcement was made Thursday morning on the event's official Facebook page. The event was canceled due to the threat of severe weather.

The Facebook post says the following:

"It is with heavy hearts that we announce that this year’s Catfish Festival has been cancelled. The board has talked extensively with the National Weather Service and other officials and has determined that in the interest of the safety of our vendors, volunteers and guests, we must cancel. No one is more disappointed than the board of directors, who work all year to put on this wonderful event. We will be in contact with all vendors regarding this change. See you in 2020!"

The event was scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Franklin Parish.

According to their Facebook page, the Franklin Parish Catfish Festival is Louisiana's largest one-day festival.