4th Annual Experience Louisiana Festival
You’re in for a treat! The mission of the festival is to celebrate and feature all that is great about the State of Louisiana. Year by year the content will change, but the model remains the same. The festival’s major components include Folklife Village, Main Stage, Food Village, Musician’s Village, Walk-Through Louisiana, Craft Village, Artist’s Village, Film Village, Cooking Demos by Louisiana Chefs, Coushatta Village, Narrative Stages, Athletic Events, Antique & Classic Car Show and more!
Several live demonstrations take place throughout the weekend including an old time boucherie or hog butchering, a courir de Mardi Gras (Mardi Gras run), folklife traditions such as instrument making or basket weaving, and Cajun and Creole cooking demonstrations by professional chefs. Last year the festival's theme is agriculture, an appropriate topic for area abundant with generational farms. In fact, many chefs from across Acadiana (nine parishes) get an assortment of fresh cuts of beef, pork, and poultry at the local slaughterhouse and superette in Eunice. The festival celebrated the industry with a dried crops exhibit, a visit from Smoky the Bear, demo by the Louisiana Dutch Oven Society, a game called Forestry Squares, and several other outdoor activities. Stay tuned for this year's theme!
Click here for nearby accommodations. Last year's music line-up:
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
10am CFMA Young Musicians 12pm Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted 2pm Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie 4pm TBA 6pm Rendez-Vous des Cajuns Radio Show featuring The Band Courtbouillon
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017
10:30am TBA 12:30pm Louisiana Red 2:30pm The Savoy Family Band
Last year's Folk Demonstrators: Fiddle repairs, duck decoys, quilting, chair caning, tatting, alligator jewelry, file' maker, boat builder, muskrat + nutria skinning, blacksmithing, Mardi Gras masks, Cajun rosaries, lye soap, spinning + weaving, woodcarving, traiteur, Coushatta pine straw baskets, and more.
last year's Artist Village: Hannah Gumbo, J Originals by Jaron Stone, Cajun Cube, Louisiana Music Map, and more. Includes activities for children. Special Components: Traditional Cajun boucherie, Savoy Music Center jam, Rendez-vous des Cajuns radio show, Recognizing Our Roots NPS Youth Program, Cajun dance lessons, Franco Fun Chorale , and En Francais more. Last year's Cooking Demonstrations: Chef James Hamilton, Chef Drake Leonards (Lüke and John Besh's newest restaurant, Eunice)
LSU-Eunice Campus | Saturday 7am-7:30pm | Sunday 8am-4pm | Admission is free but there is a parking fee
337-580-3363 2048 Johnson Hwy. Eunice, LA 70535 ADD TO MY TRIP PLANNER