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Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals The Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals provides a way to improve events by promoting them, by educating event organizers and to encourage the holding of fairs, expositions, festivals, displays and to adopt a program to encourage and demonstrate agricultural, dairy, livestock, industrial, commercial and educational arts, exhibits, displays and to assist and encourage the advancement of the natural resources, material prosperity and progress of the State of Louisiana, its parishes, the fairs, festivals, jubilees and expositions therein. Membership in LAFF is open to all fairs, festivals and special events in Louisiana. 

Angola Prison Rodeo & Arts and Crafts Festival - Angola, Louisiana- official site of the annual festival featuring professional rodeo events including convict poker, wild cow milking, bull-dogging, guts and glory, and more. The Angola Prison Rodeo is a professionally produced rodeo and the longest running prison rodeo in the nation, starting in 1965.

Baton Rouge Blues Festival - Baton Rouge , Louisiana - Join the annual Baton Rouge Blues week in April of each year.  Check out our site for more information on the bands, foods and events.

Baton Rouge Hot Air Balloon Festival - Baton Rouge , Louisiana - Baton Rouge annually hosts a major Hot Air Balloon event. It is a very popular event and it everyone tends to bring the entire family to see the balloons.

Bayou Bacchanal - New Orleans, Louisiana - The official site of Bayou Bacchanal.  The Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans.  Bayou Bacchanal is hosted by Caribbean Carnival / Friends of Culture in New Orleans every first Saturday of November that brings the city to life with amazin costumes, steel band drums and the delightful cuisine.

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival - Breaux Bridge , Louisiana - one of the many Louisiana food festivals that is held in May and centers on the legendary Louisiana crayfish.  This is one of the more popular Louisiana festivals. Get dates, directions, camping and RV info.

Bridge City Gumbo Festival - Bridge City, Louisiana - Bridge City's "world famous" Gumbo is cooked daily at the festival grounds and over 2000 gallons of both seafood and chicken/sausage gumbo will be prepared for our visitors during the festival.  A variety of other native Louisiana cooking such as jambalaya, New Orleans style red beans and rice with sausage as well as hamburgers, hot dogs, onion mums, homemade cakes and candies, funnel cakes and many other delicious surprises will also be available.

Cajun Festival - Marrero, Louisiana - Cajun Festival at the corner of Barataria and Ames on the Westbank.  Cajun Food, music, games, and fun for the entire family and it's FREE!

Contraband Days Festival - Lake Charles, Louisiana - Once a year during the first two weeks in May, the city of Lake Charles, Louisiana, returns to rollicking, swashbuckling days of the pirates and buccaneers who once sailed the area's lakes, rivers, and bayous. Legend has it that the notorious pirate Jean Lafitte buried his contraband treasure somewhere along the Southwest Louisiana's plentiful waterways. The celebration of this historic figure and his adventures has grown into a twelve-day extravaganza of unmatched festivity.

Delcambre Shrimp Festival and Fair Association - Delcambre, Louisiana - Catch this festival the third full weekend in August.  Fais-do-do (street dances), fair, pageants, Blessing of the Fleet on Sunday, shrimp cook-off and cajun rides.

Festival International de Louisiane - Lafayette, Louisiana - Where the French from France meet the French from Louisiana.  Performers info online as well as daily schedules by events or by stage.  This festival is an annual community event drawing together approximately 1,000 volunteers from all segments of the community to work together to celebrate both our diversity and the common human experience that binds us together.

Festival of the Bonfires - Lutcher , Louisiana - a unique Cajun Christmas celebration.  Site has history, schedule of events, activities, maps and info. This is a spectacular tradition, folks, going way back before there was a festival, back to the early Cajun settlers.  In more recent generations, Cajuns tell their children the fires are there to guide Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles - Lafayette, Louisiana - Festivals Acadiens et Creoles started in 1972 as an effort to keep Cajun culture alive. Since then it has grown into a three day event every October that attracts people of many different nationalities from all over the world.

Franklin Parish Catfish Festival - Winnsboro, Louisiana -  The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival for the past 18 years has been held on the second Saturday of April in downtown Winnsboro, Louisiana.  This family-oriented event features some 300 arts and crafts booths from vendors across America. In addition, the Catfish Festival provides a great venue for local and area entertainment groups, as well as other featured performers.  Children's games, arts and crafts, music, and great Louisiana pond-raised catfish help make the event the success it is.

Frog Festival - Rayne, Louisiana - From the opening "fais-do-do," a World Champion Frog Jumping Contest, a spectacular Fireworks Display, incredible entertainment and--of course--those jumping "ouaouarons" we will guarantee that you "pass a good time."

Giant Omelette Celebration - Abbeville, Louisiana - Annual Celebration is a French cultural exchange program which includes the cooking of a 5,000 egg omelette in the middle of Concord Street in Downtown Abbeville, Louisiana, using a 12 foot skillet on an open fire. Celebration includes an art & craft show, antique car show, tour of homes, Cajun bands, food and dancing.

Go 4th On The River - New Orleans, Louisiana - featuring entertainment and fireworks extravaganza sponsored by the riverfront attractions and local television and radio.

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair - Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is operated by an all-volunteer Fair Board with the help of a number of dedicated volunteers. Monies raised by the Fair are used to fund youth-oriented Worthy Causes in the Greater Baton Rouge area with over $1,200,000 being returned to the community in the years since 1987.

Greek Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - Acropolis on the bayou!  Being an eastern port city, New Orleans has a substantial Greek poulation who celebrate their culture with the Greek Festivals, one of New Orleans more popular festivals.

Gretna Heritage Festival - Gretna , Louisiana - Featuring Food, Live Music, Crafts, Carnival Rides, Games, Family Entertainment in Gretna, Louisiana. Also celebrates Italian and German culture with ethnic food, drink and music.

Gueydan Duck Festival - Gueydan, Louisiana - annual event celebrating the sport of duck and goose hunting. The festival is usually held the weekend before Labor Day. Since it does highlight the hunting heritage of the Acadiana region, the Duck Festival offers the public great entertainment with its Duck and Goose Calling contest, Skeet Shooting, Hunting Dog Trials, and Decoy Carving. This is in addition to great food, nightly bands, Junior and Senior Queen's Pageants, a Grand Parade, Outdoor and Indoor Cooking Contests, Auction, arts and crafts, One Mile and 5 K runs (Duck Dash), and to top it all off, a thrilling Carnival.

Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival - Independence , Louisiana - Independence slowly became a predominately Sicilian Italian Community.  It is more diverse culturally today but is still characterized by its excellent Sicilian Italian Cuisine and its hard working and friendly people.  Come celebrate with them at their Sicilian Heritage Festival in March.

International Rice Festival - Crowley, Louisiana - one of many Louisiana festivals it is one of the largest, filling the streets of Crowley with festival goers.  It's also one of the oldest Agricultural Festivals in the US dating to 1927.

Jambalaya Festival, The - Gonzales , Louisiana -  one of the many Louisiana food festivals which features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, a variety of food and so much fun it takes four days to get it all in.

Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - official site . The most well known of all Louisiana and New Orleans music festivals.  It showcases strong gospel, rhythm and blues, soul, and jazz acts. The New Orleans Jazzfest is internationally known and attended by jaz and music lovers from around the world.

"Le Cajun" Music Awards and Festival - Lafayette, Louisiana -  held at Blackham Coliseum is a unique three day event that features an awards ceremony honoring the best in Cajun music and Cajun musicians and includes a three-day dance festival with award winning Cajun bands providing the music.

Louisiana Book Festival - Baton Rouge , Louisiana - The Louisiana Center for the Book in the State Library of Louisiana and the Louisiana Library Foundation are delighted to announce their Annual Louisiana Book Festival.  Louisiana's FREE, world-class literary celebration offers children and adult booklovers unique opportunities to interact with over 100 exceptional poets, writers and storytellers and to enjoy an inspiring variety of book-related activities, exhibitions and demonstrations. Food & Music, too!

Louisiana Cattle Festival and Fair - Washington, Louisiana -  Festival-goers were able brush up on their two-step with live Cajun and Zydeco music. and are taken back in time with Civil War reenactments held throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Louisiana Crawfish Championship - Marrero , Louisiana - A School Festival.  A crawfish boiling competition to determine who has the best boilded crawfish in the state of Louisiana to benefit Immaculate Conception School in Marrero, Louisiana.

Louisiana Folk Root Heritage Day - Lafayette, Louisiana - is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the unique folkways and cultural resources.  Both the Fall and Spring Dewey Balfa Cajun and Creole Heritage Weeks culminate in a full day of dances with music provided by top local bands and a range of workshops in Cajun and Creole music, crafts and culture.

Louisiana Forest Festival - Winnfield, Louisiana -The Louisiana Forest Festival salutes the timber industry in our state.  Professional Timber Sports competitions and 4-H Woodman Skills.  Held in Winnfield, Louisiana the 4th weekend in April.

Louisiana Gumbo Festival - Chackbay , Louisiana - The Louisiana Gumbo Festival is held on the 3rd weekend of October each year.  Great food, rides, music and a Sunday parade.  This festival is listed as one of the top 20 events in the South.

Louisiana Pecan Festival   - Colfax, Louisiana - Welcome to the Official Site of the Louisiana Pecan Festival. You are cordially invited to visit this exciting celebration, or register on-line to become part of our festivities as vendor or demonstrator of Louisiana folk arts. ... The Louisiana Pecan Festival takes place on the first full weekend of November each year.

Louisiana Renaissance Festival - Hammond , Louisiana - open for six festive weekends.  It's an English village & festive market place, mixed with a little bit of Louisiana spice. Come experience the exciting romantic renaissance and the most unique gift selections in Louisiana.

Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival - Morgan City, Louisiana- Cajun-style music, food, and fun for the entire family. The Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival has cajun, gospel and zydeco music, food, events, entertainment, the blessing of the fleet, arts and crafts, fireworks, storytelling, a parade and cajun dancing.

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival - New Iberia, Louisiana - one of the many Louisiana festivals.  The festival is held each year during the last full weekend in September.

Louisiana Watermelon Festival - Farmerville, Louisiana - A central place for interested persons to get any information needed on the Louisiana Watermelon Festival which is held in July.

Louisiana Yambilee Festival - Opelousas, Louisiana - Come in October for the Yambilee Festival celebrating Louisiana Sweet potatoes (yams) and to provide colorful programs of entertainment capable of generating nationwide publicity and advertising for Louisiana yams and other farm produce.

Marshland Festival - Lake Charles, Louisiana - one of many Louisiana festivals that offers arts and crafts, games, food and music.

Mudbug Madness Festival - Shreveport, Louisiana - one of Louisiana's largest and most popular Cajun festivals, featuring renown Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz artists, mouth-watering Cajun cuisine, raucous contests, and fun for all ages. Now a four-day festival held each Memorial Day weekend.

Natchitoches Christmas Festival - Natchitoches, Louisiana - offers a parade, live entertainment, food, carnival rides and a fireworks show. The finale is the turning on of over 300,000 Christmas lights and 77 lightdecorations in the historic district and along the scenic Cane River Lake.

Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival - Natchitoches, Louisiana - Held in October. Continuous live music, children's activity area, meat pie eating contest for children and adults, best meat pie tasting contest, meat pie making demonstration, poker run, memory walk (fundraiser for Alzheimer's), womanless beauty pageant, parade, car show are just some of things you can expect to see and enjoy at the festival.

Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival - Natchitoches, Louisiana - The Festival is held in cool, comfortable air-conditioned Prather Coliseum, on the campus of Northwestern State University of Louisiana in historic Natchitoches.  The festival has an alcohol free environment.

New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival - New Orleans - Presented by La Nuit Comedy Theater and held in February.

New Orleans Film Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - showcases American & foreign films including premieres of major feature films and short works and includes mentor sessions, workshops and panel discussions with industry leaders - all with directors, actors, screenwriters, cinematographers, film critics, and fans in attendance.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - official site . The most well known of all Louisiana and New Orleans music festivals.  It showcases strong gospel, rhythm and blues, soul, and jazz acts. The New Orleans Jazzfest is internationally known and attended by jaz and music lovers from around the world.

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience - New Orleans, Louisiana - pairs the classic cuisine of New Orleans with great wines. Features vintner dinners, seminars, and grand tastings.

Nicholls State University - Jubilee - A Festival of the Arts and Humanities   - Thibodaux , Louisiana - The goal of the Jubilee Festival is to raise the level of awareness in the arts and humanities for the University and the southeast region of Louisiana that it serves. The purpose of the Jubilee Festival is to educate the student body, faculty, staff and members of the surrounding communities on matters of interest to the arts and humanities; to furnish role models through presenting locally and nationally distinguished lecturers and performers both on campus and in the surrounding community; and to raise consciousness and appreciation of the arts and humanities.

NOLA Bulls - New Orleans, Louisiana - Home of two festivals:  The Running of the Bulls in New Orleans (held in July) and St. Andrew's Day in New Orleans (held in November).

Original Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Music Festival - Plaisance, Louisiana - plan to stay a while for an unforgettable day of incredible music, dancing, food, family and friends. Zydeco music blends the soulful rhythms of black blues and R&B with the joyful melodies of French Cajun music.

Our Lady of Lourdes Food & Music Fest - Slidell , Louisiana - Our Lady of Lourdes Food & Music Fest has an "old time" carnival atmosphere.  Music by local artists, silent auction, and crafts booths and great food.  All proceeds will be used to rebuild school, which was destroyed by Hurrican Katrina.

Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival - Buras, Louisiana - Held at historic Fort Jackson in Buras, LA, the Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival has many activities to offer the entire family.  We invite you to take the scenic trip to South Louisiana and experience our wonderful food, entertainment and hospitality.

Pontchatoula Strawberry Festival - Pontchatoula , Louisiana - Watch this page for up to the minute information on entertainment, activities and other details you may need to know about the largest FREE two day festival in the state of Louisiana.

River Parishes Fall Festival @ Sacred Heart of Jesus School - Norco , Louisiana - Rides, games, craft show, beauty pageant, live bands, food (home of the monster soft shell crab po-boy).  FREE ADMISSION to be held in November.  Check website for exact dates and times.

Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish - The Alligator Festival in St. Charles Parish is held in September each year.  Free admission and parking.  Come enjoy one of Louisiana's premiere outdoor festivals with your family and friends.  Live music, Creole cuisine, carnival rides and games, crafters and more.

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival - Morgan City, Louisiana - the festival recognizes the working men of both the seafood and petroleum industries who work tirelessly through rain and shine....and sometimes even hurricanes, to provide the area's economic lifeblood for over half a century.

Slidell Heritage Festival - Slidell , Louisiana - another of the many Louisiana festivals for delicious food, sensational music and entertainment, arts, crafts, antiques, games for the kids, classic cars, a Fourth of July Parade and, of course, a fantastic fireworks display!

Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival - Houma, Louisiana - Gates open 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. More than 300 booths of arts, crafts, antiques, and more; Cajun cuisine food court; museum tours. Family-friendly festival. $3 admission (children under 12 free). Additional fees for food, drinks, and tours.

Southern Decadence Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - The official Southern Decadence web site.

Tangipahoa Parish - Schedule of Events

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana - A celebration which showcases national and regional scholars, writers, and performing artists. Programs include panel discussions, theatrical performances, a one-act play competition, lectures, literary walking tours, musical performances, and a bookfair.

Thibodeauxville Fall Festival - Thibodaux, Louisiana - Thibodeauxville is held on th second Saturday of November in Historic owntown Thibodaux, featuring 150 craft vendors, music, lots of food and the famous Thibodeauxville Duck Race in Bayou Lafourche.  For more information please visit our website.

Three Rivers Art Festival - Covington , Louisiana - another of the many Louisiana arts festivals for art and fine crafts which is held in historic downtown Covington.

Tri-Parish Fair and Festival - Eunice , Louisiana - The event will be a return to old-fashioned fairs with something for everyone. Planned events range from livestock shows and pie contests to Ferris wheels and carnival rides, concerts, music, petting zoo, music stages, antique cars and motorcycles,  kids games, school competitions, crafts, rodeo events, museums & culture center, arts & craft shows and much more.

Voice of the Wetlands - Houma , Louisiana - Official site - Annual Fall Festival benefitting the Voice of the Wetlands Non-Profit Organization.  Promoting the music and culture of coastal Louisiana and educational and awareness organiation for coastal wetland erosion.

Zydeco Extravaganza - Opelousas , Louisiana - Party with 5,000 of your closest friends as they do it big with the hottest names in zydeco.  All your favorites will be there every May.