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!


Nov 09, 2018 - Nov 11, 2018

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504 Saizan Ave.
Port Barre, LA 70577

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.

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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 11

10:00am – 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 12

10:30am-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 

504 Saizan Ave.
Port Barre, LA 70577