Cajun Country Highlights & Hotspots

Cajun Country Highlights & Hotspots

(Courtesy of Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival)
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May

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival: Crawfish eating contests, cooking contests, and crawfish races May 4 through May 6, 2007 at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. For more, go to www.bbcrawfest.com.

Zydeco Extravaganza: Twelve hours of nonstop Zydeco Music in Lafayette, Louisiana, May 26 through 27, 318-234-9695, 800 346-1958.

June

Ville Platte Smoked Meat Festival: Cajun bands and a smoked meat cooking contest at the Ville Platte Civic Center, Louisiana, June 23 through 24, 337-363-6700.

Church Point Buggy Festival: Accordian music and the official crowning of the buggy king, June 1 through June 3 in Church Point, Louisiana. For more, go to www.churchpointbuggyfestival.com.

(Courtesy of Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival)
(Courtesy of Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival)
(Courtesy of Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival)

July

Cajun French Music and Food Festival: Dance the Cajun two-step and then help yourself to boudin balls and jambalaya at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana July 21 and 22.
For more, go to www.tourlouisiana.com/cajun_music_festival.htm.

Swamp Pop Music Festival: Hear Louisiana's rockin' fiddler, Waylon Thibodeaux and others at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana, July 20 and 21. For more, go to www.swamppopmusicfest.com/home.php.

August

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival: Oil and water mix well, August 30 through September 3, when citizens of Morgan City, Louisiana honor the workers of the seafood and petroleum industries. For more, go towww.shrimp-petrofest.org.

Gueydan Duck Festival: Compete in a skeet shoot or a duck-and-goose-calling contest, August 23 through August 27, in Gueyden, Louisana.
For more, go to www.duckfestival.org.

September

Rayne Frog Festival: Find music and fun, September 7 through 9, in the Frog Capital of the World, Rayne, Louisiana, 337 334-2332. For more, go to www.rayne.org/index.htm.

Zydeco Festiva: Events include a 5K fun run, the King and Queen Ball and a Zydeco jam session, on Saturdays, August 18 through September 1 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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