Oct. 1, 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
November 2013 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Flamenco Dancer at El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia
Celebrate New Iberia's Spanish heritage at El Festival de Nueva Iberia on Nov. 16, 2013.

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!

Nov. 1, 2, 3, 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,,

Nov. 2, 2013 - Great Chili Challenge - Live music, arts and crafts, and many chili booths. Granny's goodies and many children activities (including fun jumps, rock wall, etc). New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-365-9303.

Nov. 2 - 3, 2013 Acadiana Barrel Racing Association; Bayou Classic - Regional barrel race series semi-finals, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 
Nov. 2 - 3, 2013 Shadows-on-the-Teche's Civil War Encampment The Bayou Teche campaigns were vital to the federal advance into the heart of Louisiana. Join us as we re-enact the invasion of the Teche region and the occupation of Shadows-on-the-Teche in 1863. The special weekend event will include re-enactors and encampment on the grounds of the plantation home. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-6446,,

Nov. 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 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,

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, 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,,

Nov. 9, 2013 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

Nov. 9, 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,,

Nov. 9, 2013 - Southern Soul Food Showdown - Finger licking Southern Soul Food cook-off. Family oriented food festival, fais-do-do, arts and crafts, refreshments and more. Held annually on the second Saturday in November. Mon Ami, Grand Marais, 7304 E. Hwy. 90, Jeanerette, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-8185,

Nov. 9, 2013Holiday Shoppe - Get ready for Christmas. Shop for beauty, weight loss and health products; handmade items; jewelry and fashion; crafts and artwork; Tupperware, cookware and kitchen accessories; candles; and more from local small businesses. Cyr Gates Community Center in New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-577-2117,

Nov. 9, 2013 Shadows Sesquicentennial Civil War Tour - Historian Don Frazier, PhD, and naturalist Kelby Ouchley will lead a bus tour from Shadows-on-the-Teche, which will concentrate on the local action related to the Civil War from both the historical and naturalist perspectives. The tour includes Irish Bend and other sites of conflict between the two armies, including Avery Island where Dr. Shane Bernard will speak about artifacts belonging to the families that participated in the war. Limited seating, reservations required. The $25 per person fee includes a boxed lunch and dessert. Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitors Center, 320 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-6446,,
Nov. 9, 2013 Shadows Sesquicentennial Civil War Public Program In commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, historian Don Frazier, PhD, and naturalist Kelby Ouchley will speak about that era in Iberia Parish and Acadiana. Shadows-on-the-Teche Visitors Center, 320 E. Main St., New Iberia, 3 - 4 p.m., 337-369-6446,,

Nov. 11, 2013 - Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony - Honoring veterans with proclamations, 21 gun salute, flag raising, prayer service. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397.

Nov. 16, 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,

Nov. 16, 2013 - El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia - Celebrating New Iberia's Spanish roots with "Dave Robicheaux Running of the Bulls" 5K race, re-enactment of the arrival of the Spanish on Bayou Teche, paella/jambalaya cook-off, fais-do-do, food demonstrations, original Spanish family genealogy, guest lectures, exhibits and more. Bouligny Plaza/Steamboat Pavilion, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 11 p.m., 337-356-6826,,

Nov. 16 - 17, 2013 National Barrel Race Association Show - National Barrel Horse Association sanctioned barrel race competition, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Nov. 30, 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.,,


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


William G. "Bunk" Johnson Jazz Collection Exhibit


KONRIKO® Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


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TABASCO® Factory/ Country Store


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


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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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