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2020 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2019  -  2017)


June 5-7, 2020
47th Annual Gheens Bon Mange' Festival
Gheens, Louisiana
Vacherie-Gheens Community Center.  Good eating" festival with cajun food, music, dancing, rides, and games. (also: )

June 5-7, 2020
Cajun Heritage Festival
Larose, Louisiana
The 44th Annual Cajun Heritage Festival will have various Cajun dishes, souvenirs and cajun crafts, a duck decoy auction, a miniature boat building contest and much more.

June 11-13, 2020  34th Annual Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana
Held the second full weekend in June each year, promoting our city and the impact agriculture has on it and the people in the area.  This festival has something for all ages. There is music every night with live bands Friday and Saturday night with a street dance, games, contests, corn cooking contest, children's parade, pirogue races, corn shucking contest and corn eating contest!  We also host a state wide softball tournament.

June 13-14, 2020 - 34th Annual Creole Tomato Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana
June in New Orleans means the arrival of Creole Tomato dishes on local restaurant menus, in farmers markets, and at roadside stands. Typically the crop arrives in early June, which is why the French Market’s Creole Tomato Festival is always held the second weekend of that month.

June 26-27, 2020  70th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival
Ruston, Louisiana
Held each year, the fourth weekend in June, the Louisiana Peach Festival has something for everyone! Arts & Crafts, rides, 5-K, concerts, rodeo, parade, peach cobbler eating contest (with $1,000 prize), kids activities, food, kids fishing, bass & tennis tournaments, peach cookery contest, baby photo contest, life-like dinosaurs and more.  Opens Friday at noon. Saturday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Ages 9 and up, $10 per day or $15 weekend pass. Friday, noon-5 p.m. - no admission. Passes include concerts.

June 26-27, 2020  Annual Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival
DeRidder, Louisiana - EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival -Home of the Sugartown Watermelon. There will be a host of watermelon games and events, as well as live music and entertainment. Come and taste some of the sweetest watermelons in Louisiana!


June 26-28, 2020  Louisiana Catfish Festival
Des Allemands, Louisiana
Catfish Capital of the Universe.  Sample from a wide variety of catfish dishes: including catfish platters, catfish boats, catfish po-boys and catfish sauce piquante. Rides, games, road races, and catfish-eating contest. Country store, plant booth and crafts. Live music.

July 4, 2020  4TH OF JULY - Nationwide
There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

July 21-26, 2020  Annual Tales of the Cocktail - New Orleans, Louisiana
This summer the industry’s most influential bartenders and spirit lovers from around the globe will drink in every ounce of cocktail knowledge and culture at Tales of the Cocktail. The world’s premier cocktail festival returns to New Orleans with another non-stop schedule of educational seminars, tasting rooms, Spirited Dinners, Spirited Awards, competitions and more. We guarantee you won’t leave thirsty.

2019 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

July 26-27, 2019 - Annual Louisiana Watermelon Festival
Farmerville, Louisiana
The Watermelon Festival is celebrated the last weekend in July each year as a way of promoting the watermelon industry and showing pride in their harvest. Activities include: tennis tournaments, photo contests, best decorated window, arm wrestling, 5-K run, watermelon auction, watermelon quality and tasting competition motorcycle poker run, street dance, parade and much more.

2017 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

June 2-3, 2017 - Cookin’ On The Cane BBQ Competition & Festival
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Held on the downtown riverbank, this cook-off is open to professional and non-professional cooks. There will also be a children’s BBQ chicken cook-off open to ages 5-16. This event is an IBCA competition. Attendees will not be able to taste the foods, but food vendors will be available along with children activities and live entertainment. (also: )


July 15, 2017
Summertime Fish Fry & Beer Tasting
New Orleans, Louisiana
There's nothing like the taste of fresh seafood and ice-cold beer. Press Street Station and Urban South Brewery will offer both to New Orleans' food lovers!  Chef Michael Doyle and his team will prepare an array of Gulf fish and other seafood, followed by warm-weather sweets like peach tarts and grilled figs. Each course will feature a locally brewed beer from Urban South.  This prix-fixe dinner is $65 per person (including all beer pairings) or $50 per person (for the dinner only, served with water, tea, or soft drinks). All prices are plus tax and gratuity.

2014 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2014
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 27-28, 2014
Le Festivale de la Viande Boucanee
Ville Platte, Louisiana
Better known as the Smoked Meat Festival, this two day event is promoted by Chapter 632 of the Vietnam Veterans of America and is held on the last full weekend of June each year in the "Smoked Meat Capital of the World". It showcases the Cajun heritage, friendly people, delicious foods, toe-tapping music and natural beauty of the region.

2012 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2012

events still waiting for new dates

June 23-24, 2012  Lacombe Crab Festival - Lacombe, Louisiana
Enjoy a weekend of great family fun with food, entertainment, gumbo cook-off competition, artwork, and carnival rides, all set under the majestic live oaks at John Davis Park.

July 4-8, 2012  Greater Mandeville Seafood Festival
Mandeville, Louisiana
Festival Discontinued as of 2013.

2011 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 19, 2011  Real Men Cook - New Orleans, Louisiana
Real Men Cook promotes male involvement, education, outreach and advocacy on food resources, healthy eating, healthcare and public policies on these issues. Takes place each year on Father's Day in cities across the U.S. A national movement-get involved!



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