French Food Festival
|Three days of Food and Fun...|
Every October, a circus tent goes up in the small town of Larose, located at the intersection of the Intra-coastal Canal and Bayou Lafourche. Under the tent on the grounds of the Larose Regional Park is an old fashioned food festival that features the best in Cajun cooking, folklife, music, and dancing. Best of all, it lasts three days!
Now in its 34th year, the festival is made possible by the volunteers of Larose who donate their crops, time, and talents to benefit their community civic center. Admission to the festival is free to all, with ample free parking. Bring your lawn chair!
Decorated food booths showcase over 20 different local specialty dishes. Visitors and locals alike delight in tasting Shrimp Boulettes, Crawfish Etouffe, Seafood Gumbo, Alligator Sauce Piquante, White Oyster Soup, Shrimp Po-Boys, Shrimp Etouffe, Jambalaya, Pork Routee, Gratons, Hogshead Cheese, Crawfish Fettuccine, Fried Fish & White Beans, Oyster Po-Boys, Seafood Pistolettes, Crawfish Meat Pies, Shrimp Shish Kebobs, Fried Crab Claws, Boudin, and Red Beans & Rice. Specialty desserts include Pralines, Tartes a la Bouille, Cobblers and Beignets and bring connoisseurs back year after year.Fun for all ages...
More than just a food festival, it includes an old-fashioned carnival midway, complete with games, rides, and cotton candy. Folklife demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday offer everyone the chance to learn about Cajun life-ways -- boat building and cooking, among many. Bring your dancing shoes to join in the great music & dancing--- Louisiana Style!!!
We're Just an Hour from New Orleans!!!
Directions via the Luling Hale-Boggs Bridge: Take I-10 east from Baton Rouge or I-10 west from New Orleans. Exit I-310 towards (Boutte). Follow I-310, approximately 12 miles to its end point. At the end of I-310 take the westbound exit onto Highway 90 for 17.1 miles; at the overpass, take exit 215B Hwy 308 Raceland. Turn Left onto Hwy 308, which runs along Bayou Lafourche. Head East on Hwy. 308 for 16 miles, continuing to cross the overpass that spans the Intra-coastal Canal. Once on the overpass, you will see the festival grounds on your right. Turn right at the foot of the overpass; proceed 1 block, the turn right again. Continue two blocks and you will have reached the fairgrounds. Ample, free parking is available.
|Larose Regional Park & Civic Center P.O. Box 1105 Larose, LA 70373 985.693.7355|