It's festival time, again, in Acadiana, and this weekend is no exception. With fall right around the corner, the harvest celebrations have begun. Here are my festival picks for Labor Day weekend. Allons, cher'
If you're looking for a good festival, and you love Zydeco Music, then you need to check out the The 2008 Southwest Zydeco Festival. This year's festival will be held on Sat., August 30, from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m., (that's right, 14 straight hours of Zydeco music! on Hwy. 167 North) , in Plaisance, La.
New to this year's line up will be The Lost Bayou Rambler's with their bayou sounds and traditional Cajun music. The festival will be held at the Southern Development Foundation farm, eight miles north of exit 23 off of I-49. Don't miss the kick off dance on Fri. night, at 9:00 p.m. at Slim's Y-Ki-Ki Club, in Opelousas. For a complete schedule of performances and activities go to www.zydeco.org
Another great festival, this weekend , is the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. Morgan City plays host to the oldest harvest festival with Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, rhythm and blues, and country music. Lots of delicious gulf shrimp for the shrimp-a-holics among us, including a shrimp cook off and the traditional blessing of the fleet. Fireworks, an arts and crafts display, and a children's village round out the festival.
For more information, visit www.shrimp-pertrofest.org
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