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March 31-April 3, 2016  Louisiana Crawfish Festival - Chalmette, Louisiana


April 1-3, 2016  Boudin Festival
Scott, Louisiana
“Boudin Capital of the World”  The three-day fest kicks off Friday evening with food and entertainment to please all ages: non-stop local music, kids’ activities, food and beverage booths, and, of course, plenty of boudin. Over the course of the weekend, you can shop local crafts, two-step to Cajun and zydeco bands, and watch the kids slide and twirl on the festival’s many carnival rides. And what’s a food fest without contests? Watch babies cruise on all fours at the Diaper Derby, or dare to eat the most boudin in 5 minutes at the Boudin Eating Contest!

April 2-3, 2016 - FoodFest Street Festival - New Orleans, Louisiana
Four blocks in the French Market will be lined with dozens of America's best hometown eats from New Orleans and all of Louisiana as well as from all across America, each offering a unique specialty. This is NOT typical and expected festival fare: it is a taste of America's most celebrated dishes, all gathered in one place: a foodie's dream. Portions are right-sized and priced to provide everyone a chance to taste the maximum number of great regional eats as they stroll through the French Market inhaling delicious smells that range from real Texas pit barbecue to Pecan Pie to artisan boudin sausage made by Cajun country's most beloved butchers. There is no admission fee; just bring plenty of appetite!

April 2-3, 2016  Cake Fest Louisiana 2016 - Lafayette, Louisiana
Cake Fest is a Cake Competition and Exposition featuring a number of the industry's leading bakers and artists as well as a number of local flavor vendors.

April 3, 2016  Beignet Eating Contest - New Orleans, Louisiana
The ultimate French Quarter eating competition! The New Orleans Fire Department will field a team of its top eaters to determine which of them can eat the most beignets in the least amount of time. Whereas normal eaters consume the city's beloved silky fritters in lots of two or three along with cafe au lait, in this fast-paced contest, the men in uniform devour them by the dozen, and the powdered sugar flies! The winning team takes home the World Champion Beignet Eating Belt. And this year, for the first time, the contest will feature an open competition for all who have the appetite and courage to compete in the Beignet Big League.


April 8-10, 2016  45th Annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
Ponchatoula, Louisiana
With over 300,000 visitors each year, the festival celebrates the area's strawberry harvest with a large variety of music, delicious Southern food, children's activities, and more.

April 8-10, 2016  Cajun Hot Sauce Festival - New Iberia, Louisiana
Hot Sauce and Jambalaya Cook-Off, Entertainment, and More.

April 9, 2016  30th Annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival
Winnsboro, Louisiana
The largest one-day festival in the state of Louisiana.

April 15, 2016  Sippin' in Sear Sucker - New Orleans, Louisiana
This popular event is back in sartorial style! It's an evening of Southern art, cocktails, food, music and a raffle- to benefit the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Don your best seersucker ensemble--contest for the best outfit.

April 15-17, 2016 - Lockport Food Festival - Lockport, Louisiana
La Fete Du Monde"  The best in Cajun & Swamp Pop music, food, dancing & carnival midway. Held on Church Street in Historic Downtown Lockport.

April 16, 2016 - Annual Crawfish Cook-Off - Slidell, Louisiana
Hospice Foundation of the South’s signature event! This event is a huge part of our budget supporting the Hospice House. Every April the HFOS hosts the Crawfish Cook-Off.  The largest one day event on the Northshore boasts Over 45,000 pounds of crawfish. Crawfish are boiled by 60 teams competing for the title of “Best Crawfish in St. Tammany Parish”.  Celebrity judges as well as the teams  themselves decide the winners. 3 Locally well-known bands entertain the crowds of 8000 plus people every year. The admission includes all the crawfish you can eat and the concert event.  Proceeds directly benefit The Hospice Foundation of the South’s Hospice House. The first and only hospice house in St. Tammany Parish.  Tickets will be available for purchase at all St. Tammany Parish Whitney Banks closer to the event. $35 in advance, $40 at the gate $10 for all children 10 and under in advance, $15 at the gate.

April 22, 2016  Earth Day - Worldwide
Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.



events still waiting for new dates

April 26, 2014  Grillin in the Park - New Iberia, Louisiana
B-B-Que Cook-off, refreshments, Arts & Crafts, space walk, rock wall mountain climbing, Pony rides, fun fon the whole family in New Iberia's beautiful City Park on a lazy day.


Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 13, 2013  Louisiana Cajun Food Festival - Kaplan, Louisiana
Kaplan is sometimes referred to as "The Most Cajun Place on Earth". The festival includes cook-offs and live music.

April 18-21, 2013  14th Annual Catfish Festival - Washington, Louisiana
Catfish Cook-off, Farmers' Parade, Music, Arts, Crafts, Flower Show, etc



events still waiting for new dates

April 3-5, 2009  Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The Southern Breeze Wine + Culinary Festival visits cities throughout the Gulf Coast states to share the love of fine wine, gourmet cuisine and Gulf Coast culture.




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