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Iberia tag 4C 
October 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors 

Merci Holiday Inn Express and Suites for donating a two-night stay for our Gumbo Getaway package!

Holiday Inn Express and Suites New Iberia Staff
From left, Mesdames Brette DeRouen, front desk agent; Stacie Sanders, assistant general manager; and Latoya Viltz, front desk agent.
Meetings and Events
Oct. 14
Downtown Business Association's Meeting, 9 a.m., Sliman
Oct. 28
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m., IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • All our partners who shared and liked our posts on Facebook and Twitter. You know who you are!

Industry News 
  • Welcome Madame Denise Delcambre to our family of stakeholders! Denise is the new director of sales at Candlewood Suites in New Iberia. You can contact her at 337-256-8113,

Denise Delcambre Candlewood Director of Sales


  • The Cajun RVera, Shadows-on-the-Teche and New Iberia City Park have fun family events planned for Halloween. Details here.
  • Agnes Capello presents An Evening in France at Accentrics Learn how to make a classic French dish on Oct. 16 at Accentrics. Details here.





  • Help the Jeanerette Youth Beautification Committee clean up the town on Oct. 18. Details here.

    • The BestLife Iberia Flash Market will celebrate National Food Day on Oct. 23 from 4-6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Ministries Center in New Iberia.
    • BestLife Iberia, including the Iberia Community Garden, Heirloom Produce Cooperative and Sugar City Growers Co-Op will have a display in the Acadiana Food Day celebration on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Park at the Horse Farm in Lafayette.  
  • To register as a vendor/cookoff participant/band for the Nov. 1 Great Chili Challenge, call Lana Prejean at 337-365-9303.








  • The new Bayou Carlin Cove facility will have its first holiday market on Nov. 13. Call 800-884-6120 Ext. 6 for vendor information.


  • Are you ready for El Festival Espaņol Nov. 14-16?
  • Pick up the schedule at our welcome center.
  • Vendors, cookoff contestants and 5K participants need to contact Siņor Ebrar Reaux at 337-349-7343 or
  • Call Ebrar Reaux for gala tickets.
  • Get all your festival updates on Facebook.
  • Do you want to go to Spain? Travel with the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce! Details here.


Social Media/Web Tip of the Month
  • You can make an Instagram TV show with 5 seconds clips created with your phone. Check out GrapeStory for examples.
Iberia in the Media
  • Right on time for Halloween, "Mysteries at the Museum" featuring Bayou Teche Museum will air Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel (55).

  • Clementine's made it to the list of best bread puddings in Louisiana Cookin's Nov.-Dec. issue (p. 65-68). Pick up your free copy at our welcome center!

  • The World Championship Gumbo Cookoff appeared on:
On the Web

  • Legnon's, Café Jefferson and TABASCOŽ are featured in this great blog on the history of Cajun food by an Acadian writer who visited us in August with the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission's media tour.


  • Get the latest scoop on Jeanerette Live, a brand new event with plenty of dancing in the streets.

Jungle Gardens Avery Island 5K Route 


Louisiana and Beyond
  • USA Today named Lafayette "best college town for a weekend getaway." Read the article here.


A bientôt (See you soon!)



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