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2017 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2016  -  2014  -  2012  -  2011)


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: )

June 2-4, 2017 - Cajun Heritage Festival - Larose, Louisiana
The 41st 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. (also: )

June 2-4, 2017  44th Annual Gheens Bon Mange' Festival
Gheens, Louisiana
Vacherie-Gheens Community Center.  Good eating" festival with cajun food, music, dancing, rides, and games.

June 3, 2017 - Gourd Mini Retreat - Lafayette, Louisiana
Louisiana Gourd Society.  The purpose of the Louisiana Gourd Society shall be to educate, promote, and encourage the growing, culture, use, history, art and/or craftsmanship of gourds to our membership and the general public.  2017 at the Ira Nelson Horticulture Center.

June 3-4, 2017  New Orleans Oyster Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana
The New Orleans Oyster Festival will educate the country about the benefits of the Louisiana Gulf Oyster, honor and celebrate the restaurateurs and oyster farmers who have solidified the New Orleans French Quarter's position as the "Oyster Capital of America"


June 8-10, 2017
Louisiana Corn Festival
Bunkie, Louisiana
Held the second full weekend in June each year, this will be the 31st Annual Event, promoting our city and the impact agriculture has on it and the people in the area.

June 10-11, 2017
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 23-24, 2017  Annual Beauregard Parish Watermelon Festival
DeRidder, Louisiana
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 23-24, 2017  67th 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. 2017 music headliners, The Chee-Weez and Uncle Kracker.  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 23-25, 2017  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, 2017  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 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.

July 18-23, 2017  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.

July 28-29, 2017  54th 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.


2016 LOUISIANA - JUNE and JULY 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

June 3-5, 2016 - Bon Mange' Festival - Raceland, Louisiana
Good eating" festival with cajun food, music, dancing, rides, & games.

June 20-23, 2016  HITEC 2016 - New Orleans, Louisiana
The World's Largest Hospitality Technology Show. HITEC is a service of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)


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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