Experience Louisiana Festival

LSU-Eunice Campus ,  2048 Johnson Hwy. Eunice, LA 70535

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Dates: October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017

Recurring: Recurring daily

Price: Free

Time: Saturday 7am-7:30pm | Sunday 8am-4pm

The mission of the festival is to display the best Louisiana has to offer on one, amazing site—Campus of LSU Eunice. Approximately only three hours from every corner of the state and easily accessible to national and international visitors, Eunice is a perfect place to celebrate everything this great state has to offer. The focus of this event is to not just display the best of Louisiana including its sights, sounds, tastes, culture and people, but to provide hands-on experiences. This will be accomplished through several demonstrations such as an old time boucherie and mini traditional Mardi Gras run. Other major components of the festival include a music stage, artists and folk life, cooking demonstrations, a walk-through of Louisiana, cook-off, antique car show, food and craft vendors. Print the festival schedule and plan your weekend in Louisiana!

Bands:
CHA WA
Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
Hacienda Brass Band 
High Performance & Steve Riley
Sabra & The Get Rights
The Band Courtbouillon
Warren Storm
Wayne Toups

Folk Demonstrators:
Fiddle repairs, duck decoys, quilting, chair caning, tatting, alligator jewelry, file' maker, boat builder, muskrat + nutria skinning, blacksmithing, Mardi Gras masks, Cajun rosaries, lye soap, spinning + weaving, woodcarving, traiteur, Coushatta pine straw baskets, and more.  

Artist Village:
Hannah Gumbo, J Originals by Jaron Stone, Cajun Cube, Louisiana Music Map, and more. Includes activities for children. 

Special Components:  
Traditional Cajun boucherie, Savoy Music Center jam, Rendez-vous des Cajuns radio show, Recognizing Our Roots NPS Youth Program, Cajun dance lessons, Franco Fun Chorale En Francais, and more

Cooking Demonstrations:
Chef James Hamilton (Coushatta Casino Resort), Chef Christopher Thames (Food Network, "Chopped" Champion/Grand Coteau Bistro), and George Graham (Acadiana Table)