Sept. 2, 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
October 2014 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre
Come celebrate the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff's 25th birthday Oct. 11-12, 2014, in Bouligny Plaza on New Iberia's Historic Main Street!
Register here for a chance to win a gumbo getaway.

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 - 15, 2014 Photography & Beyond Exhibit at the Shadows - Exhibit of Roxy Blanton's and Margaret Melancon's work. Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,, 

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

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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, Wed. 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,

Oct. 3, 2014 Acadiana Barrel Racing Association- Regional barrel race series. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Fri. 3 - 10 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Oct. 3 - 5,  2014 Tour du Teche Canoe Race - 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, Fri. - Sun. all day, 337-394-6232,

Oct. 4, 2014 Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market - Held monthly on the first Saturday of each month. 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. 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, Sat. 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,, 

Oct. 4, 2014 Shadows Arts & Crafts Fair - Over ninety 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, Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.,  337-369-6446,, 

Oct. 4 - 5, 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,, 

Oct. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 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,

Oct. 9, 2014 - Safety Net for Abused Persons Candlelight Vigil - Candlelight Vigil down Main Street. Steamboat Pavilion at Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. 6 - 8 p.m., 337-367-7627,

Oct. 10 - 12, 2014 - SugarFest Classic Added Money Barrel Race - Regional added money barrel race competition. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Fri. - Sun. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 

Oct. 11, 2014 - OnTap Roux Run - 5K run through New Iberia. Breakfast of Champions and drink specials at finish line. Sign up begins at 7 a.m. Downtown New Iberia-Main Street, Sat. 8 - 9:30 a.m., 337-352-2180, 

Oct. 11, 2014 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, Sat. 8 a.m. - noon, 337-276-4293,,

Oct. 11 - 12, 2014 World Championship Gumbo Cookoff - Family oriented food festival in historic downtown New Iberia. Music all weekend. Anything but gumbo mid-day Saturday. The "Battle of the Roux's" on Sunday-gumbo serving at 11 a.m. Awards mid afternoon. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Sat. 11:30 a.m - 10 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., 337-364-1836,, 

Oct. 17 - 18, 2014 Tailgating Cookoff Cajun tailgating cookoff. Softball tournament and live music by the Andy Smith Band Friday. Cooking competition on Saturday with arts and crafts, bingo, live/silent auction and live entertainment by Pepper Jelly, The Band Cocodrie and Chubby Carrier. The Loreauville Park, 601 Ed Broussard Rd., Loreauville, Fri. 8 p.m. - midnight, Sat. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., 337-577-3852, 

Oct. 18, 2014  New Iberia Downtown ArtWalk - Local artists gather in the downtown area to showcase their work. Begins at Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 E. Main St.), following Main Street to Railroad Avenue, then to A&E and NILA Gallery on West St. Peter Street. Historic Downtown New Iberia, Sat. 4 - 7 p.m., 337-369-2330.

Oct. 19, 2014 - Safety Net for Abused Persons Painting With A Twist Anyone can register online or at the studio through SNAP. Painting With a Twist, 1119 Center St., New Iberia, Sun. 2 - 5 p.m., 337-367-7627,

Oct. 22 2014 Cajun Music History Talk and Music Demonstration - Musician Chris Segura and University of Louisiana at Lafayette Professor Michael Martin will discuss the history of Cajun music from the earliest examples to the most recent innovations, using archival recordings contained in the UL Lafayette's Center for Louisiana Studies' Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore, as well as a live performance.  Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, Wed. 6 - 8 p.m., 337-380-9057,,

Oct. 23, 2014  BestLife Iberia Flash Market - Mobile farmers market held every fourth Thursday of the month. Iberia Community Garden, 1505 S. Hopkins St., New Iberia, Thurs. 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0834, case of inclement weather, the market is moved to the First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St. in New Iberia. 

Oct. 25, 2014 Brudley's Wild Game Cookoff - Cookoff 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 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, Sat. 5 - 8 p.m, 337-268-9555,

Oct. 25, 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, Sat. 7 - 11 p.m.,,

Oct. 26, 2014  Halloween Children's Festival & Costume Contest - Costume Contest at 2:00pm, games, fun jump, cake walk, concessions. Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, Sun. 12 - 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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  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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