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Here’s the Beef Cook-Off

February 23 @ 8:30 am

Taster’s Choice

February 27 @ 6:00 pm

Lil’ Nate Zydeco Parade & Chicken Run

March 2 @ 8:30 pm - March 3 @ 8:00 pm

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February 2019

February 23 @ 8:30 am Here’s the Beef Cook-Off

Yambilee Ag Arena, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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$15.00
Here's the Beef Cook-off in Opelousas, Louisiana

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. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 2019

March 1 - March 5 Eunice Mardi Gras Celebration

Free
Mardi Gras in Eunice, Louisiana

This unique five-day celebration is not your typical idea of Mardi Gras with beads and doubloons. In Eunice, Louisiana, festival goers chase chickens, dance in the street, romp around in silly costumes. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 2 @ 8:30 pm - March 3 @ 8:00 pm Lil’ Nate Zydeco Parade & Chicken Run

Yambilee Building, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Free
Lil' Nate & The Zydeco Big Timers

Every year, Lil' Nate and his zydeco "krewe" host a huge party during Mardi Gras weekend in Opelousas, Louisiana. Get your dose of zydeco music and experience a traditional chicken run. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 5 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run

Northwest Community Center, 501 Samuel Drive
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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$30.00
Courir de Mardi Gras and chicken run in Eunice, Louisiana

Looking for something new and exciting this carnival season? Check out the traditional Courir de Mardi Gras & Chicken Run in Eunice, Louisiana. This Mardi Gras celebration is nothing like parades you see in the city, but instead, a procession of people in whimsical costumes, romping around the countryside. Click the button below to learn more.

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March 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook-Off

Northwest Community Center Pavilion, 501 Samuel Drive
Eunice, LA 70535 United States
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Free
World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off in Eunice, Louisiana

Taste the best crawfish étouffée in the world and vote for your favorite at this family-friendly event! There are things for the whole family to do including a petting zoo and fun jumps for the kids with live music and dancing for the adults. Click the button below to learn more.

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April 2019

April 26 @ 5:00 pm - April 28 @ 5:00 pm Étouffée Festival

St. John Francis Regis Church, 370 Main Street
Arnaudville, LA 70512 United States
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Free
Annual Étouffée Festival in Arnaudville, Louisiana

Sample one of Louisiana's most iconic dishes, Étouffée, at the Mayor's Cook-Off. Click the button below to learn more.

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May 2019

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Celebration of Herbs & Gardens

Sunset Festival Grounds, 240 Marie Street
Sunset, LA 70584 United States
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$5.00
Annual Celebration of Herbs & Gardens in Sunset, Louisiana

Meet the experts and shop for fresh herbs, native plants, trees, shrubs, and more. Also find original artwork, herbal body products, and yard decor. Click the button below to learn more.

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May 23 - May 26 Annual Krotz Springs Sportsmen’s Heritage Festival

Nall Park, 562 Front Street
Krotz Springs, LA 70750 United States
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Free
Krotz Springs Sportsmen's Heritage Festival in Krotz Springs

Voted Best New Event for 2013 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs & Festivals. The mission of this cultural event is to promote the wetlands and woodlands that surround the community of Krotz Springs and the Atchafalaya River. Click the button below for more information.

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July 2019

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Lebeau Zydeco Festival

Immaculate Conception Church, 103 Lebeau Church Road
Lebeau, LA 71345 United States
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$12.00
Lebeau Zydeco Festival in Lebeau, Louisiana

Visit the home of the famous Rockin' Sidney for zydeco music concert in Lebeau, Louisiana. Click the button below to learn more.

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July 27 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Southwest LA Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival

Farmers Market Pavilion, 828 East Landry Street
Opelousas, Louisiana 70570
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Free
Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival in Opelousas, Louisiana

Learn more about the Native American tribes of Louisiana at the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe Festival. Also, known as the "Three Moons Festival," the event features the traditions of several tribes Avogel Tribe, Lipan Apache, and Mamou Choctaw. Tribal members will perform traditional dances, drumming, storytelling activities, and special demonstrations featuring primitive crafts and tools.

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August 2019

August 31 Southwest LA Zydeco Music Festival

Yambilee Building, 1939 West Landry Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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$15.00
Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival

For more than 35 years Opelousas, Louisiana has been celebrating Creole culture with a zydeco music concert. Click the button below to learn more.

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October 2019

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Sweet Dough Pie Festival

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 174 Church Street
Grand Coteau, LA 70541 United States
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Free
Sweet Dough Pie Festival in Grand Coteau Louisiana

This event celebrates the unique history of historic Grand Coteau and a traditional treat called, sweet dough pie. During the festival, sample a wide variety of these homemade, half-moon shaped pies and enjoy tours of Grand Coteau. Click the button below to learn more.

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November 2019

November 1 - November 3 Holy Ghost Creole Bazaar

Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 788 North Union Street
Opelousas, LA 70570 United States
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Free
Holy Ghost Creole Festival Bazaar in Opelousas, Louisiana - sweet dough pie

Experience Creole culture at the Holy Ghost Creole Festival Bazaar in Opelousas, Louisiana. Every year, this festival features the best in gospel and zydeco music. Also, sample homemade sweet dough pies and Creole cookin'. Click the button below to learn more.

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November 2 @ 7:00 pm - November 3 @ 5:00 pm Festival of Words

Free
Festival of Words in Grand Coteau, Louisiana

Celebrate the written and spoken word! Every year, the Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective host literary activities for adults and teens including workshops, drive-by-poetry, open mics, and other public performances. Click the button below to learn more.

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November 8 - November 10 Port Barre Cracklin Festival

Veteran’s Park, 504 Saizan Avenue
Port Barre, LA 70577 United States
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$5.00
Port Barre Cracklin Festival in Louisiana

All of you boudin and cracklin fans don't want to miss the Port Barre Cracklin Festival in November. 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. Click the button below to learn more.

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