Fall Festivals Part 1
08/22/2016 07:00AM ● Published by Robert Frey
By Wynce Nolley
Delcambre Shrimp Festival
Date: Aug. 17 - 21
Location: Downtown Delcambre
Admission: Wed., Thurs. & Sun. – Free; Fri. & Sat. – $10
Contact: (337) 685-2653 or ShrimpFestival.net
Can’t Miss: The festivities kick off Wednesday and Thursday with the opening of the Street Fair with live music, fais do do, Blessing of the Fleet and a host of shrimp dishes featuring boiled shrimp, fried shrimp and shrimp sauce piquant.
Festival in Three Words: Shrimp Boat Dance
Gueydan Duck Festival
Date: Aug. 25-28
Location: Duck Festival Grounds, 404 Dallas Guidry Road, Gueydan
Admission: Thursday & Sunday - Free; Friday & Saturday – $10.
Contact: 337-536-6456 or DuckFestival.org
Can’t Miss: “This year, the Festival will be celebrating its 40th year. There will be lots of great food and it will be a Quacking good time!”
Festival in Three Words: Family, Duck, Fun.
Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival
Date: Sept. 1-5
Location: Downtown Historic District of Morgan City
Can’t Miss: “There will be a car show on Saturday, local high schools and junior high bands, king and queen riding on the floats, music Friday through Monday and Cajun and Zydeco dance lessons at the music stage on Saturday and Sunday. There is also a children’s village, arts & crafts and plenty of food – pretty much anything you can think of.”
Festival in Three Words: Unique Family Fun.
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Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival
Date: Sept. 3
Location: Zydeco Park, Plaisance
Admission: Adults – $10; Children – $5
Contact: 337-290-6048 or Zydeco.org
Can’t Miss: “The Zydeco Festival will also honor the roots of Zydeco with several exceptional performers, many of which are second and third generation Zydeco entertainers, delivering music that will cover the history of Zydeco.”
Festival in Three Words: Creole Zydeco Heritage
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St. Martinville Kiwanis Club Pepper Festival
Date: Sept. 18-19
Location: St. Martinville Festival Grounds, 200 N. New Market St., St. Martinville
Contact: 337-342-0188 or Kiwanis.org
Can’t Miss: “Great entertainment, barbeque cookoff, 5K run, pepper-eating contest, exciting carnival rides, spicy food and ice cold beer.”
Festival in Three Words: Peppery, Spicy and Fiery.
Sugar Cane Festival
Date: Sept. 23-25
Location: Downtown New Iberia
Admission: Friday & Saturday – $10; Sunday – Free
Contact: 337-369-9323 or HiSugar.org
Can’t Miss: “The celebration kicks off Wednesday, with a street fair that offers a family-friendly midway of treats, games of chance and fun rides. Friday night features the Candy Toss Parade, fireworks and live music. Saturday morning features the Cruisin’ the Cane Parade and Park where any classic, street rod, collectible, antique, hot rod, muscle car, rat rod, race car or unique car or truck is paraded down Main Street.”
Festival in Three Words: Sweetest Festival Ever.