Blackpot Festival & Cookoff

October 27-28, 2023
Vermilionville

The South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff is one of the most unique festivals in Louisiana. Held annually in late October, the festival celebrates Cajun culture and cooking with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming. The festival is a cooperative of South Louisiana musicians, artists and southern culture enthusiasts, creating an unprecedented gathering of south Louisiana’s hottest roots bands, as well as a number of groups from all over the country.

Live performances range from Cajun & Zydeco, to Creole, Swing, Hot Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Irish & Old-Time. Plus, an old-fashioned black pot cook-off, accordion contest, called square dancing, and ample camping space for tents & RV’s.

Blackpot Festival

2022 Performance Schedule

Friday, October 28

Main Stage
7:30-8:30p        Jackson & the Janks
9:00-10:15p        The Frauleins
10:45-11:59p    Pine Leaf Boys

Chapel Stage
6:00-7:00p        Cajun Jam with The Daiquiri Queens
7:00-8:00p        Roochie Toochie & the Ragtime Shepherd Kinds
8:30-9:30p        John R. Miller & Chloe Edmonstone & JP Harris

Schoolhouse Stage
6:00-6:45p        Renee Reed
7:00-7:45p        The Shabbys
8:15-8:00p        K.C. Jones

Saturday, October 29

Main Stage
11:00a-12:15p    Square Dance Saturday | Faux Paws
12:45-1:45p        Sherly Cormier
2:15-3:15p        Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole
3:45-4:45p        Jackson & the Janks
5:15-6:30p        The Daiquiri Queens
6:30-7:00p        Cook-Off Winners Announced
7:00-8:15p        Preston Frank & Ed Poullard
8:45-10:00p        Los Tex Maniacs
10:00-10:30p    Costume Contest
10:30-11:59p    The Revelers

Chapel Stage
12:00-1:00p        Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kinds
1:30-2:30p        The Murphy Beds
3:00-4:00p        The Georgia Parker Trio
4:30-5:30p        The Faux Paws
6:00-7:00p        Major Handy
7:30-8:30p        John R. Miller & Chloe Edmonstone & J.P. Harris

Cook-Off Stage
10:00a-12:00p    Cajun Jam with Jesse Lege
12:30-1:30p        Amis du Teche
2:00-3:00p        Jesse Lege
3:30-4:30p        Forest Huval
5:00-6:00p        Diamond J & The Ruby Red Raindrops

Schoolhouse Stage
1:00-1:45p        Libby & the Loveless
2:00-2:45p        The Frauleins
3:00-3:45p        Epi & Friends
4:00-4:45p        Ferd
5:00-5:45p        The Hushabyes
6:00-6:45p        The Shabbys
7:00-7:45p        Golden Shoals
8:00-8:45p        Old Time Jam with Golden Shoals

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The city of Lafayette, LA is located in the center of Lafayette Parish at the intersection of I-10 and I-49 between New Orleans and Houston and only 35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. The eight parishes that comprise the area are Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion. Acadiana is made up of 22 South Louisiana parishes that extend from south of Alexandria in the center of the state, to Lake Charles on the west, south of New Orleans on the east, and to the Gulf of Mexico in the south.

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Lafayette, LA is at the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun & Creole Country, an area known as the ‘Happiest City in America’ and it’s no mystery. Whether your passion is for our rich cultural history, the bustling culinary scene or distinctive blend of Cajun and Zydeco music, you can be sure you will leave beaming from ear to ear. Plan your escape to the Happiest City in America.

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