Dates: November 4, 2023 - November 4, 2023
Recurring: Recurring daily
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
In 1984, three members of the Chamber of Commerce (Emery "Bichon" Toups, Tracy Kays, and Sheri Meaux) attended the Easter Omelette Festival in Bessieres, France and were later knighted the first of Abbeville's Chevaliers. They returned home with the determination to bring Abbeville closer to its French Heritage by hosting an omelette festival and joining the sisterhood of cities who celebrate the omelette - Bessieres, France; Frejus, France; Dumbea, New Caledonia; Granby, Quebec in Canada.; Malmedy, Belgium and Pigue, Argentina later joined the fraternity, bringing the number making seven locations to celebrate this festival annually. Abbeville's Giant Omelette is truly an international festival.
Each year, foreign representatives from each of these cities arrive here to be knighted as chevaliers (chefs) into Abbeville's Confrerie (fraternity). On Concord Street, which stretches from the majestic moss-covered live oak trees in historic Magadalen Square to the live oaks in front of the Vermilion Parish Courthouse, they help to prepare the 5000 egg Giant Cajun Omelette. They also come to experience the area's joie de vivre, to share its rich culture, to meet and mingle with its people, and to make memories and friendships which last a lifetime. The omelette is then given away freely to all in attendance.
Come join in our Celebration and become closer to our French heritage through the cooking of the "Omelette of Friendship".
This unique Celebration is unique to Louisiana in the United States