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Louisiana Seafood Festivals Louisiana Seafood Festivals
Shrimp, oysters, crabs and crawfish. They're not just types of seafood, they are reasons to party.
5 Ways to Enjoy Crawfish 5 Ways to Enjoy Crawfish
The Bayou Bounty, Seafood Sensation and Prairie Home Cooking trails are full of opportunities to taste and experience crawfish.
Famous Authors of Louisiana: Literary Lovers' Guide Famous Authors of Louisiana: Literary Lovers' Guide
Louisiana's rich history has produced a diverse group of authors, writers, and poets who have dotted the state with literary landmarks.
Don't Miss Dishes - Bayou Bounty Trail Don't Miss Dishes - Bayou Bounty Trail
Classic Cajun cuisine is on the menu in the Acadiana cities along the Bayou Bounty trail.
Take the Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways Take the Scenic Route: Louisiana’s Byways
History, wildlife and great views of nature await those who explore Louisiana's scenic byways.
Searching Louisiana for the Perfect Gumbo Searching Louisiana for the Perfect Gumbo
Join us as we embark on a shopping trip around the state in search of made-in-Louisiana ingredients used to make some great gumbo.
July 4th in Louisiana July 4th in Louisiana
Fireworks, food and fun are the main attractions at our many star-spangled Fourth of July celebrations.
Louisiana Civil War Sites Louisiana Civil War Sites
Sites throughout Louisiana commemorate key Civil War events and honor sacrifices in the worst conflict the nation ever faced on its own soil.
Tabasco Hot Pepper Sauce is Bottled on Avery Island Tabasco Hot Pepper Sauce is Bottled on Avery Island
Louisiana's Cajun Country is home to the world's favorite hot sauce.
Gumbo Festivals in Louisiana Gumbo Festivals in Louisiana
See what's stirring at these events where hot pots of rich gumbo take center stage.
10 Cajun Essentials: Guide to Cajun Culture in Louisiana 10 Cajun Essentials: Guide to Cajun Culture in Louisiana
Want to experience everything Cajun? Try these top ten Cajun things to do in Louisiana.
Top Culinary and Restaurant Experiences in New Iberia Area Top Culinary and Restaurant Experiences in New Iberia Area
Fresh seafood, cajun staples, farmer's markets, rice mills and spice are just a few of the flavors to taste in the New Iberia area.
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Founded by Spaniards in 1779 on the banks of Bayou Teche, New Iberia eventually became home to French settlers known as Acadians, who had been driven from Nova Scotia by British troops. The Acadians, who in their new home came to be known as Cajuns, imbued the region with their unique cultural traditions and cuisine. Today the area—which is home to world-famous Tabasco® hot pepper sauce—is renowned for its food, music and festivals, which draw from the melting pot of Spanish, French, African-American and Creole heritage.

New Iberia’s dedication to preserving its history has helped the community win accolades for its restored Main Street and historic downtown area. A walking tour of the East Main Street National Register Residential District reveals the stomping grounds of famed Detective Dave Robicheaux, the main character in novels by New Iberia native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Lee Burke. History is on display in the Bayou Teche Museum and at Shadows-on-the-Teche, an antebellum home was once occupied by Union soldiers during the Civil War. New Iberia also is home to the South’s largest source of quality religious articles, the Rosary House, which draws visitors from far and near to buy hand-made rosaries, devotional candles, statues and medals.

In anticipation of the solemn Lenten season each year, New Iberia throws a festive Mardi Gras celebration, with parades, balls and much revelry. September brings the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair, and in October, get ready for the World Championship Gumbo Cook-off. Whether dancing to a fiddle and accordion at a fais-do-do, or perfecting their culinary talents at year-round festivals, people in this area are dedicated to their signature slogan: Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll!

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