A "Cajun Woodstock " perfectly describes the upcoming, 27th annual, " Festival Acadiens et Creole"! Only 3 more days!! This year's festival will kick off on, Fri., October 9th, at Downtown Alive , with Feufollet, Jimmy C. Newman, and Doug Kershaw and continue on Saturday, October 10th, through Sun., October 11th, in Girard Park, in central Lafayette. Three days of nothing but, Cajun fun, music and food!! It is going to be a blast! This is the big one, the one that celebrates all things Cajun and Creole! Here are a few pics, out of the hundreds that I took, at last year's festival. (click to enlarge)
The music, the food, the art, the culture, the people! Festival Acadiens et Creole will host three different music stages, providing a non- stop music and dancing atmosphere. Many families set up gazebos where they barbeque and visit and catch up with with old friends. You see just about everyone that you ever knew and meet lots of new people from all over the world!
The Louisiana Craft Fair
Festival de Musique
Put on your dancing shoes for the Festival de Musique that will host over 40 bands with many of my favorites. Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun, Balfa Toujours, Bonsoir Catin, The Lost Bayou Ramblers, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, Feu Follet, Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers, High Performance, and the list goes on and on!!!For a complete schedule, go here.
Bayou Food Festival
And you won't want to miss the wonderful variety of Cajun and Creole cuisine, that will be for sale by many of Acadiana's award winning Cajun and Creole restaurants. Oh cest bon, cher! Le Bon Creole and Landry's Cafe' are my faves. I cannot wait to have a fried Crawfish Poboy and Crawfish Pie and a Louisiana Rum Muffin. See ya'll there! And for those of you who can't make it, wish you were here!!! Lassiez les bon ton rouler, cher!!!