Evangeline Tourism Association
Evangeline Parish was established in 1911. Ville Platte, the parish seat, is the home of the Louisiana Cotton Festival, Louisiana Tournoi, the Smoked Meat Festival, the Swamp Pop Museum and Chicot State Park - state's largest Arboretum. Mamou is the home of Fred's Bar (world reknown), les courier des Mardi Gras and the Mamou Cajun Music Festival. Basile has the Louisiana Swine Festival and the Abshire museum and Pine Prairie has the Boggy Bayou Festival."Ici on est fier de parler Francais"