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Acadiana Lifestyle

Fall Festivals Part 1

08/22/2016 07:00AM ● Published by Robert Frey

By Wynce Nolley

Acadiana always finds a reason to celebrate. There is always a festival just around the corner honoring virtually anything from the food, heritage, music, wildlife, land and people, which are second to none anywhere else in the world. And while local festivals are usually scarce during the hot summer months, they are more than made up for in the fall when the temperatures start to cool down. With this in mind, Acadiana Lifestyle has prepared an easy go-to guide for all of the major festivals coming to the area this fall. Stay tuned for Part 2 in the September issue.

 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 

Admission: Free

Contact: ShrimpAndPetroleum.org

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 

Admission: $5

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. 








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