7 Spring Food Festivals In Louisiana Your Tastebuds Can't Afford To Miss
With springtime quickly approaching, you can expect your weekends to start filling up with festival after festival. Mark your calendars, because you’re not going to want to miss these amazing spring food festivals happening throughout Louisiana.
1. Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival (March 8-10, 2019)
Mama Mia! You’re not going to want to miss this incredible festival that takes place in Independence. There will be carnival rides, a Sicilian parade, craft booths, and more. Featuring fun events like the meatball toss and the spaghetti eating contest, this is truly a unique festival the whole family will enjoy. The Sicilian Heritage Festival will take place at 307 E Railroad Ave., Independence, LA 70443.
2. Amite Oyster Festival (March 15-17, 2019)
Head on over to Amite for this one-of-a-kind festival. Featuring a weekend jam-packed with great music, carnival rides, and, of course, all the oysters you can eat. The chili cook-off is always a crowd pleaser, and if you think you have the winning recipe, you can click
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3. Louisiana Crawfish Festival (March 21-24, 2019)
The Louisiana Crawfish Festival began in 1975 and has grown to become one of the most beloved festivals in southeastern Louisiana. Come feast on all things crawfish while dancing away to some of the best Cajun entertainment around. The Louisiana Crawfish Festival takes place at 8245 West Judge Perez Dr., Chalmette, LA 70043.
4. Scott Boudin Festival (April 5-7, 2019)
It makes sense that the Boudin Festival would be taking place in the heart of Cajun Country. Celebrating the area’s rich Cajun heritage with tons of Cajun music, arts and crafts, and of course, boudin, this is one festival that you’ll absolutely love. Head to the town of Scott in April for a tasty experience!
5. Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival (April 12-14, 2019)
If you love strawberries, then you have to make your way over to Ponchatoula for this delicious festival. Stock up on homemade jams, jellies, and more while you enjoy some delicious food from local vendors.
6. Downtown Lake Charles Crawfish Festival (April 12-14, 2019)
This family-friendly festival gets better and better each year, so be sure to make your way to Lake Charles in mid-April. From food trucks to 5K runs, this festival is jam-packed with activities that the whole family will enjoy. Crawfish will be served on Friday and Saturday, so be sure to come hungry!
7. Franklin Parish Catfish Festival (April 13, 2019)
The Franklin Parish Catfish Festival was established in 1986 in an effort to promote the parish and celebrate the community. There will be dozens of vendors selling everything from food to arts and crafts, so come out and support these local businesses in Winnsboro.
Which spring food festival are you most looking forward to? Are there others that we missed? Share your suggestions in the comments below!
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