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LOUISIANA'S "OFFBEAT" CELEBRATIONS OF FOOD

Food and Louisiana--the two go hand in hand. The state's cultural "gumbo" produces a winning recipe for fun with a celebration of a harvest that ranges from A to Z, starting with the oyster festival in Amite and wrapping up with the tamale festival in Zwolle. Some of these festivals can only be found in Louisiana where mudbugs are a staple and Poke Salad topped the record charts. A few of the more unique.

Festivals include:

  • The Amite Oyster Festival and Rodeo in Amite, the oyster capitol of Louisiana -- Call (225) 748-5161 for information
  • The Iowa Rabbit Festival in Iowa, LA featuring Cajun rabbit dishes -- Call (318) 382-3535 for information
  • The West Carroll Poke Salad Festival in Oak Grove named in honor of native Tony Jo White, who wrote and recorded "Poke Salad Annie," and "Rainy Night in Georgia" -- Call (318) 428-2161 for information
  • Louisiana International Goat Festival in Opelousas which includes a goat meat cookoff -- Call (318) 942-2392 for information
  • Cochon de Lait Festival in Mansura where you'll find pig roasting at its finest -- Call (318) 964-2887 for information
  • Mudbug Madness Festival in Shreveport with hundreds of pounds of crawfish and Cajun & Zydeco music -- Call (318) 747-5700 for information
  • Jambalaya Festival in Sorrento with over 40 cooks competing in the "World Jambalaya Cooking Championship" -- Call (225) 622-1998 for information
  • The Rayne Frog Festival in Rayne -- Call (318) 783-0759 for information
  • The Annual Cracklin' Cookoff in Bourg -- Call (504) 594-6826 for information
  • The Gueydan Duck Festival in Gueydan -- Call (318) 536-9328 for information

Some Travel information courtesy of  Louisiana Office of Tourism


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