St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish, LA

St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission | 337.948.8004 |

Here in the heart of Cajun Country, we host a wide range of events and activities for residents and visitors alike. Enjoy your stay in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. This printable listing of events was generated on!


Oct 20, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018

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2048 Johnson Hwy.
Eunice, LA 70535

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!

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Last year's music line-up:


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


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 En Francais, and 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

2048 Johnson Hwy.
Eunice, LA 70535