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Here’s the Beef Cook-Off

February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am

Calling all carnivores, foodies, and chefs! You get to be the food critic at the Annual Here’s the Beef Cook-Off in Opelousas, Louisiana. The first Sunday in March, pit masters and area chefs prepare their best beef dishes. The culinary categories include gourmet, brisket, roast, gravies and stews, tongue, and ground meat. That’s right; beef tongue is a delicacy in Cajun Country and can be sampled at the festival. You can also dance and hear live music by local Cajun style bands. Prior to the cook-off, an old-fashioned trail ride takes off at 8:30am, and at 12pm the cattle dog exhibition begins.

This long-running annual event is sponsored by the St. Landry Parish Cattlemen’s Association, Cattlewomen, and the LA Beef Industry Council. The Cattlemen’s Association aims to educate people about the importance of the cattle and farm industry in St. Landry Parish and throughout the state of Louisiana.

This year, the cook-off takes place during Mardi Gras season. For other events taking place this day, use the event calendar or visit our Mardi Gras page.