Brace Yourselves, Fall Festival Season Is Coming
Gallery: 2015 Fall Festivals [11 Images] Click any image to expand.
By: Shanna Perkins
In Acadiana, there is always a reason to celebrate. There’s a festival dedicated to just about everything, and with good reason – the food, heritage, music, wildlife, land and people are unparalleled to anywhere else in the world. As the temperatures starts to cool down, the festivals begin to heat up. So, brace yourselves, fall festivals are coming.
Gueydan Duck Festival
Date: August 27-30
Location: 404 Dallas Guidry Road, Gueydan
Admission: Thursday night admission is free.
Contact: duckfestival.org or (337) 536-6456
Can’t Miss: “The entertainment is going to be extra special this year.
The band lineup is outstanding.”
Festival in Three Words: Unique, Fun, Exciting.
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Date: September 3-7
Location: Downtown Historic District of Morgan City
Can’t Miss: “Blessing of the fleet, musical performances, mass in the
park, fireworks, carnival and arts and crafts.”
Festival in Three Words: Fun family tradition.
Date: October 24-25
Location: Downtown Houma
Contact: rougaroufest.org or (985) 580-7289
Can’t Miss: “Krewe Ga Rou Parade with decorated boats and the
Rougarou Run where runners are chased by zombies.”
Festival in Three Words: Celebrating Louisiana folklore.
Lydia Cajun Food Fest
Date: September 11-12
Location: Weeks Park, Lydia
Admission: Donation at Gate
Can’t Miss: “The Fais Do Do, live music and hot air balloon rides.”
Festival in Three Words: Family, Food, Fun.
Sugar Cane Festival
Date: September 23-27
Location: New Iberia, Louisiana
Admission: $10 Friday and Saturday Night
Contact: (337) 369-9323
Can’t Miss: “Candy Toss, Children’s Parade, Royalty Parade and Street Fair.”
Festival in Three Words: Sweetest Family-Oriented Festival.
Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Date: October 7-11
Location: Girard Park, Vermilionville and Acadiana Center for
the Arts, Lafayette
Admission: Girard Park and Vermilionville – Free
Acadiana Center for the Arts – Ticketed
Can’t Miss: “This year’s theme is the celebration of the ‘250th Anniversary
of the Acadiens Landing in Louisiana.’ You can’t miss any of it!”
Festival in Three Words: It’s About Heritage.
St. Martinville Kiwanis Club Pepper Festival
Date: September 18-19
Location: St. Martinville Festival Grounds
Contact: (337) 342-0188
Can’t Miss: “Great entertainment, barbecue cook off, 5K run,
pepper-eating contest, exciting carnival rides, spicy food and ice cold beer.”
Festival in Three Words: Peppery, Spicy and Fiery.