Bunkie is a city in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,662 at the 2000 census. Bunkie is the birthplace of jazz drummer Zutty Singleton. Sue Eakin, Louisiana historian and former publisher of the Bunkie Record newspaper, resided in Bunkie for most of her life until her death in 2009 at the age of ninety. Her works include Avoyelles Parish: Crossroads of Louisiana. Since 1987, Bunkie has hosted the annual Louisiana Corn Festival during the second full weekend of June.