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The abundance of fantastic food to be found throughout Louisiana can be a little overwhelming for some visitors, particularly if they haven’t sampled our fabulous indigenous cuisine before. How will you decide where to go and what to eat? To help you manage the choices, we suggest using Louisiana's Culinary Trails as guideposts. The Louisiana Office of Tourism and the makers of TABASCO® hot pepper sauce have laid out seven regional “trails” that traverse byways, prairies, marshlands and waterways that are great sources of some of the finest food you’ll ever enjoy. Discover some of the chefs and restaurants who are keeping the tradition of great food alive and thriving in Louisiana.
The family spirit of Jonesboro seems to shine most brightly during the holiday season when millions of tiny Christmas lights transform downtown into what locals have dubbed "Christmas Wonderland in the Pines." A community parade is held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and visitors will find carriage rides and audiences with Santa each evening during the season. Jonesboro is also known for the family legacy of the "singing Governor,” the late Jimmie Davis, who penned the official state song, You Are My Sunshine. During his life, Davis returned to Jonesboro for a homecoming party each year; it is a tradition still honored with a Southern revival-style gathering on the last Sunday of October at the Jimmie Davis Tabernacle, built on the site of his family home. His memory is also honored at nearby Jimmie Davis State Park where outdoor activities abound and the Big Bass Tournament is held each June.