The West Louisiana Forestry Festival in Leesville is a whopping 113-year tradition still going strong! The festival is held annually starting on the first Wednesday of October each year and features The Mighty Thomas Carnival, 4-H Horse Livestock Show, 4-H Woodsman Skills Contest, Vernon Parish Senior Citizens Day and the Leesville Lions Club Rodeo. This year's festivities will be held October 2nd - 6th.
The sweetest time of the year is fast approaching with the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival on the horizon! Join King Sucrose and Queen Sugar to celebrate the 78th Anniversary of the Festival in historic downtown New Iberia from September 26-29. As the state's largest sugarcane producer, Iberia Parish is a fitting host each fall to continue the lasting traditions of the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and Fair.
Crabmeat au gratin, crab cakes benedict, crab bisque, marinated crab claws…do we have your attention yet? It’s no secret that Louisiana is home to some of the best food in the country. With its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, there’s always a supply of fresh, local seafood perfect for cooking both new and classic Louisiana recipes. Pair delectable cuisine with top-notch art and rockin’ live music, and you’ve got the makings of a textbook Louisiana Saturday night.
The shrimping industry has long played an important role in the culture of Cajun Country. So much so that the town of Delcambre throws a five-day celebration of the shrimping industry and all things shrimp each year. Delcambre, located in both Iberia and Vermilion parishes, has served as an important hub for the shrimping industry for many years. What originally began as a way to raise funds for the Delcambre Fire Department has evolved into one of Louisiana’s biggest festivals.
Have you made your plans for the weekend?
What kind of festival are you excited about? Whether you’ve got the soul of a chef, a musician or an adventurer, you’ll find what you’re looking for this spring in Louisiana.
Many folks outside have heard of, and maybe even experienced festivals such as the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival or the world-famous New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
Nothing gets Louisianians together like a good party.
Fall is a great time to visit Louisiana and is a dream destination for seasonal fun. From festivals and food, to music and dancing, the fun never stops in this bustling place!
Should you ever doubt Louisiana’s undeniable contribution to the world of music, just consider this: Even the GRAMMY® got its name thanks to someone from Louisiana.