33rd Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival
Begun in 1985, the Port Barre Cracklin Festival is the major fundraiser for the Port Barre Lions Club. Attended by thousands of festival-goers each year, it is an important cultural event for the city of Port Barre and St. Landry Parish.
This festival showcases the ritual of making cracklins - a traditional Louisiana food that has made headlines on such cooking reality shows such as Top Chef. Enjoy terrific food, great Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant. No ice chests, glass containers or pets allowed. Cracklin Festival is held the second weekend in November every year.
Click here for nearby accommodations! Last year's music line-up:
Friday, November 10
5:00pm Festival opens
7:30pm–9:30pm – Wayne Singleton & Same Ol' 2 Step 10pm-12am – Junior LaCrosse
Saturday, November 1110:00am – Parade, Saizan St. Port Barre, La. 11:00pm–1:30pm – Lil Kenny & The Heartbreakers 2pm – Miss/Teen Pageant, ages 14-24 (Lion's Club Hall | 150 VFW Drive) 2pm – The Jaxon Meche Band 5pm-7pm – Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys 7:30pm-9:30pm – Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys 10pm-12am – Richard LeBeouf Sunday, Nov 1210:30am-12:30pm – Wallace Trahan & Rice and Gravy 1pm-3pm – Kylie Frey 3:00pm–4:00pm – Judging & Awards 4:00pm–6:00pm – Glen Templeton Veterans Park | $5 Per Day | 10 and Under Free
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