July 1, 2014


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742 

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Louisiana's Sweet Picks
August 2014 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
It's time for the Delcambre Shrimp Festival! The festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, blessing of the fleet, food court and much more. Held annually at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, the festival begins Wed. Aug. 13, at 6 p.m., and ends Sun. Aug. 17., at 4 p.m.

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!

August 1 - 31, 2014 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check  for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150, 

Aug. 1 - 31, 2014 Watercolor Exhibit -  Watercolor exhibit of Darnelle Delcambre's watercolor students. A&E Gallery, 335 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, Mon. - Sun. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-367-7668,,

August 2, 2014 Acadiana Barrel Racing Association - Regional barrel racing series. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sat. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,,  

August 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30, 2014 - 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,

August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2014 - 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,,

August 7, 2014 Purple Heart Day Ceremony - A celebration honoring soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and made it home with flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. 6 - 8 p.m., 337-344-9397. 

August 9, 2014 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

August 9 - 10, 2014 SugaSheaux - Regional horse show and ranch sorting competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sat - Sun. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

August 13 - 17, 2014 Delcambre Shrimp Festival The Delcambre Shrimp Festival honors the shrimping industry with events including a shrimp cook-off, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, blessing of the fleet, food court and much more. Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds, 411 S. Richard St., Delcambre, Wed. - Fri. 6 - 11:30 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-685-2653,, 

August 20, 2014 Long: A Life in Politics - University of Louisiana at Lafayette Professor Michael Martin, author of the new book Russell Long: A Life in Politics, will discuss the Long family and how they have affected Louisiana politics. Following the program, Martin will autograph copies of his book. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, Wed. 6 - 8 p.m.,  337-276-4408,,

August 28, 2014 BestLife Iberia Flash Market Mobile farmers market held every fourth Thursday of the month. Check Facebook for location. Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0834,

August 29 - 31, 2014  Labor Day Fishing Rodeo -  Fishermen compete in 15 different types of fish and win prizes in runabout, inside and children's divisions. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division. Grand prize drawing. Winners will receive trophies. Quintana Boat Launch, LA 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, Fri. and Sat. 5 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun. 5 a.m. - 1 p.m., 337-364-7301.

August 29 - 31, 2014 SugarFest Classic Brahman Show - Louisiana state cattle show, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Fri. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,,

August 30, 2014 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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  Hot Spots




 Antique Rose Ville Tea Room & Gardens


Bayou Teche Museum


William G. "Bunk" Johnson Jazz Collection Exhibit


KONRIKOŽ Company Store/ Conrad Rice Mill


Jungle Gardens of Avery Island 


TABASCOŽ 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


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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