Sept. 4, 2013


For Immediate Release

Céline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742

Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Louisiana's Sweet Picks
October 2013 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre

At the World Championship Gumbo Cook-off, you can sample all kinds of gumbo and dance it off at the free


NEW IBERIA, La. --- The Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau invites you to experience our famous attractions, world renowned cuisine, contagious music, sizzling events and people who never meet a stranger. Join us and savor the difference in Iberia Parish!

Oct. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2013 - Teche Area Farmers Market -

Experience our harvest of delicious, locally grown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handcrafted cypress yard objects, bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Tues. 2:30 - 6 p.m., Sat. 7 - 11 a.m., 337-369-2330,

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013 - GLC Farmers Market - Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 211 N. Main St., Loreauville, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,

Oct. 4 - 6, 2013 Tour du Teche Annual 135-mile canoe, kayak and pirogue race on Bayou Teche with local culture and flavor featuring nightly festivals at each stop. Bayou Teche, Port Barre to Patterson, 337-394-6232,,

Oct. 5, 2013 - Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market - Enjoy what's fresh for the season from area farms and local waters, along with tasting opportunities and recipes, live music, kids' activities and other special events. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St., Delcambre, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 6,,

Oct. 5, 2013 Shadows-on-the-Teche's Arts and Crafts Fair Over 90 vendors display their art and crafts in the Shadows' gardens. Paintings, jewelry, children's clothing, cypress furniture, candles, wine and much more. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-369-6446,,
Oct. 5 - 6, 2013 SugaSheaux - Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,,

Oct. 9, 2013 - History Talk: "Louisiana Scandals of 1939" Even after Huey P. Long's death, his political machine kept up the political tide high in Louisiana. It all came to a halt in 1939, however, when investigations into misuse of state funds uncovered nearly $100 million missing. How did it all happen, and what were the consequences? Jeanerette Sugar Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-276-4408,,

Oct. 11 - 13, 2013 SugarFest Classic Added Money Barrel Race - Regional added money barrel race competition, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Oct. 11 - 13, 2013 - World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off - Family oriented food festival in historic downtown New Iberia. Music all weekend. Roux Run Saturday 8 a.m. (5K and one mile Fun Run). Anything but gumbo mid-day Saturday. The "Battle of the Roux's" Sunday with gumbo served at 11 a.m. Awards mid afternoon. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Fri. 6:30 - 10:30 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 337-364-1836, 

Oct. 12, 2013 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

Oct. 19, 2013 - New Iberia's Creole Market - Shop for seasonal, locally grown produce and fruits, fresh Louisiana seafood, homemade jams, jellies and other preserves, as well as fresh baked items, home-cooked dishes, handmade crafts and more. Enjoy fun and educational activities that promote healthier eating and lifestyle choices. West End Park, 1200 Field St., New Iberia, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-367-0834,

Oct. 19, 2013 Acadiana Barrel Racing Association - Regional barrel race series, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Oct. 19, 2013 - Loreauville Tailgating Cook-Off - Good old-fashioned Cajun tailgating cook-off, Joker's Wild Poker Run, Mummy Mutts Dog Parade, fais-do-do, kids games, arts and crafts, refreshments and more. Loreauville Park, 601 Ed Broussard Rd., Loreauville, 9 a.m. -11 p.m., 337-577-3852 or 337-380-5216,

Oct. 19, 2013 - Jeanerette Museum Day Live! - Free admission and tours of the museum, entertainment, book signing, demonstrations, arts and crafts. Jeanerette Sugar Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-276-4408,,

Oct. 19, 2013 New Iberia Downtown Artwalk - Local artists gather in the downtown area to showcase their work. Begins at Shadows on the Teche (317 East Main Street), following Main Street to the Episcopal Church (Jefferson Street), then to A&E Gallery (Railroad Avenue). Historic Downtown New Iberia, Main Street, 337-369-2330, 4 - 7 p.m., 337-369-2330,

Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27, 31, 2013 - Iberia Performing Arts League presents "Noises Off" - Live theatre production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs. through Sat. 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Sun. 3 - 5 p.m., 337-364-6114,,

Oct. 26, 2013 - Performance and Preservation Meet - Join the Iberia Cultural Resources Association for lunch, shopping and music by the Berry Classics in award-winning downtown New Iberia at Bouligny Plaza or at one of our downtown restaurants. Main Street, New Iberia, noon - 2 p.m., 337-364-1603,

Oct. 26, 2013 - New Iberia Beneath the Balconies - Series of theatrical presentations on selected balconies and musical performances on New Iberia's award-winning Main Street. Bring lawn chair. Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 East Main Street), Jefferson Street, Bouligny Plaza Gazebo (102 West Main Street), New Iberia, 2 - 5 p.m., 337-364-1603,

Oct. 26, 2013 - Brudley's Wild Game Cook-off Cook-off including wild game, seafood, jambalaya, desserts and other home cooking, live entertainment, silent auction, exotic animal exhibits and activities for the kids. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 5 - 7 p.m., 337-268-9555,,

Oct. 26, 2013 Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Des Amis Dining and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m.,,

Oct. 27, 2013 - Halloween Children's Festival and Costume Contest - Costume contest at 2 p.m., games, fun jump, cake walk, concessions. Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Dr. New Iberia, noon - 4 p.m., 337-369-2337.


For more information on parish events call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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Bayou Teche Museum


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KONRIKO® Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


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Rip Van Winkle Gardens/ Rip's Rookery/ Jefferson Island 


Shadows-on-the-Teche Plantation Home & Gardens


Atchafalaya National Heritage Area Bayou Teche Corridor


New Iberia Main Street Walking Tours


James Lee Burke's "Iberia Trail"




The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


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