Louisiana October 08, 2019
The Rougarou Fest Is The Spookiest Festival In Louisiana
Back again for another year of spooky fun, the Rougarou Fest is one of the best costume parties in the United States. On October 26 & 27, break out your best outfits and bring the whole family down to Houma, where you’ll have quite the time celebrating all things Cajun – including the Rougarou.
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The Rougarou has been a part of Cajun folklore for centuries.
This mythical creature lurks in the swamps and is described as having the head of a wolf with the body of a human. Often used as a cautionary tale to keep children obedient, if you grew up around the bayous of southern Louisiana, you’ve probably heard a story or two about this Cajun swamp thing. Since Louisiana loves to throw a festival for just about anything, it makes sense that we would celebrate the Rougarou.
The Rougarou Fest takes place October 26 & 27 this year, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
The family-friendly festival celebrates all things Louisiana, from the food to the folklore.
There’s a little bit of everything here.
Good food, live music, and many children’s activities to keep the little ones occupied are just a few of the highlights here.
It's a great place to stock up on local arts and crafts.
Start thinking of those holiday gifts now, so you aren't scrambling in a few months!
Live music from local acts will take the stage throughout the weekend.
Dance the day away to some great Cajun music.
Expect some of the best home-cooked cuisine you’ll ever eat.
From fried oyster po’boys to beignets and some of the most delicious gumbo around, there's always something cooking at the Rougarou Fest.
You don't want to miss the parade.
Kicking off at 7 p.m. on October 26, Krewe Ga Rou marches down the street in some of the most spectacular costumes you've ever seen.
Speaking of costumes, be sure to come dressed in yours!
USA Today ranked the Rougarou Fest as one of the top 10 costume parties in the country, and you can join in the fun and compete in the contest. Registration begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, and the contest begins at 4 p.m. There are multiple categories you can enter, including ones for kids and pets.
The festival is also pet-friendly, so bring your four-legged friend out to partake in the fun.
You can also dress your pup up and enter them in the pet costume contest! The Rougarou Fest partners up with Petco to host a pet adoption event, so if you’re looking for your new best friend, you might just find them right here.
All proceeds from the festival to towards the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center.
This non-profit organization focuses on Louisiana’s disappearing coastline and seeks to educate the public about ways to prevent further erosion, so be sure to mark your calendars to bring the whole family out to this unique festival.
Are you planning on attending the Rougarou Fest this year? Let us know in the comments below!
For more information about the Rougarou Fest, check out its
website and Facebook page. Address: 7910 W Park Ave, Houma, LA 70364, USA