Acadiana Po-Boy Festival

Parc Sans Souci

The Acadiana Po-boy Festival celebrates the legacy of the humble "po-boy" sandwich, expands its boundaries, and seeks to promote the culture & hospitality of Acadiana through food, music, and fun! Held in Downtown Lafayette at Parc San Souci, the Acadiana Po-boy Festival has over 25 vendors selling some of the best po-boys Acadiana has to offer. With refreshing beverages, unique and one of a kind arts and crafts, kids' activities, live entertainment, the "Po-boy Eating Contest", "Best of the Fest Po-boy" and more.

This festival is sure to make you say "Laissez les Po-boys Rouler!"

On Saturday, April 4th, Acadiana will celebrate the most famous Cajun sandwich for the fifth annual Acadiana Po-Boy Festival, presented by Tony Chachere’s!

The Acadiana Po-Boy Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Parc San Souci in Downtown Lafayette. This free-entry, family-friendly event will feature Acadiana’s best po-boy samples from 16 local po-boy vendors, pricing only $3 a sample! While tasting these delicious sandwiches, participants will experience an amazing local music line up: Keith Frank, Gerald Gruenig & Gentilly Zydeco, Major Handy, The Daiquiri Queens, Homegrown Reggae, DG & The Freetown Sound, and Soul Express Brass Band! Fun for the whole family, the po-boy festival will feature pop-up shops and kids activities!

The best Acadiana restaurants in town will surely deliver their best tasting po-boys, as there will be a People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice competition! The Giant Community Po-Boy will return for the 5th year anniversary event! For those participants who can’t get enough, a po-boy eating competition will be held during the festival!

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Acadiana Poboy Festival


Where is the festival held?

Parc San Souci in downtown Lafayette, La.

When is the festival?

Held on the first Saturday of April every year, rain or shine!

Does the festival cost anything?

Entry to the festival is free but food, drinks, and merchandise will be available for purchase through participating vendors. 

Is this festival kid-friendly?

Yes, activities for the little ones will be onsite!  

Where can I park?

The Parc-Auto Du Centre-Ville Garage and downtown street parking will be available.

I would like to be a festival volunteer. Can you tell me more?

Volunteers are always welcome – both prior to and during the Festival. Information for volunteers is available on the Volunteers page.

How can I be an arts and crafts vendor?

If you think that The Acadiana Po-boy Festival is the perfect place to sell your craft or even specialty food then visit the Vendors page to find out more.