Port Barre Cracklin Festival
November 9 - November 11
There’s only one thing Louisiana loves more than boudin and that’s cracklins! Wait, what’s a cracklin? You’ve probably heard of pork rinds. Well, a cracklin is a pork rind’s bigger, better, and tastier sibling. This popular, southern snack is made by deep frying chunks of pork in its own rendered oil…twice. You can sample fresh pork cracklins at the Annual Port Barre Cracklin Festival. Every year, since 1985, locals and visitors alike have dashed to the small town of Port Barre in November to sample this Cajun treat.
Other tasty foods will be prepared on site. The festival also features a full carnival for kids, children’s games, a beauty pageant, and live Cajun, zydeco, and swamp pop music bands. The festival is a major fundraiser for the Port Barre Lions Club. Proceeds raised from this event fund reading glasses and eye exams to citizens in need.
The Cracklin Festival is held the second weekend in November every year. Ice chests, glass containers, and pets are not allowed. Children 10 and under get into the festival grounds for free.
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2018 Music Line Up:
5:00pm – Festival opens
6pm-7:30pm – Lance Dubroc (Country)
8pm-9:30pm – Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys (Country Rock)
10pm-12am – Richard Lebouef & Two-Step (Cajun)
10:00am – Parade, Saizan St. Port Barre, La.
11:00pm–1:30pm – Jamie Bergeron and the Kickn’ Cajuns (Cajun)
2pm – Miss/Teen Pageant, ages 14-24 (Lion’s Club Hall | 150 VFW Drive)
2pm-4pm – JC Melancon & Bayou Rock Band (Classic Oldies)
5pm-7pm – Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys (Cajun)
7:30pm-9:30pm – Dustin Sonnier & The Wanted (Country)
10pm-12am – Delta Badhand (Classic Rock)
10:30am-12:30pm – Johnny Sonnier & Cajun Heritage (Cajun)
1pm-3pm – High Performance (Cajun)
3:00pm–4:00pm – Judging & Awards
4:00pm–6:00pm – Warren Storm and Willie T with Cypress (Swamp Pop)