2014 LOUISIANA - APRIL 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS & LOCAL EVENTS
(see also: 2013 - 2009)
April 3-5, 2014
2nd Annual Louisiana Gourd Show
'Gourding on the Bayou'
April 4-6, 2014 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 11-13, 2014 Cajun Hot Sauce Festival - New Iberia, Louisiana
Hot Sauce and Jambalaya Cook-Off, Entertainment, and More.
April 11-13, 2014 43rd Annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival
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 12, 2014 28th Annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival
The largest one-day festival in the state of Louisiana.
April 22, 2014 Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. 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.
April 25-27, 2014 Arnaudville Etouffee Festival - Arnaudville, Louisiana
St. John Francis Regis Church Grounds. Hot Etouffee: Crawfish, Shrimp, Potatoes, Cabbage / Bar B-Que / Munchies and Sweets / Bingo / Mayor’s Cook-off / Carnival Rides / Car and Truck Show / Cash & Carry Store / Various other vendor booths.
April 25-27, 2014 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 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.
April 26, 2014 11th Annual Crawfish Cook-Off - Slidell, Louisiana
St. Tammany's Biggest Cook-Off Event, at Fritchie Park 55+ teams boil crawfish for the title of "Best Tasting Crawfish". 35,000 pounds of crawfish boiled, 4 bands play, other foods available for purchase. Money raised to Help Fund "End of Life" Care in Our Community.