Oct. 2, 2015


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
November 2015 Events
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre

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 - 8, 2015 - IPAL Presents "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" - Live theater production, concessions. Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thurs - Sat. 7:30 - 10 p.m. & Sun 3 - 5:30 p.m., 337-364-6114, 
Nov. 1 - 30, 2015 Iberia Parish Library Events - Check for details. Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia, 337-364-7150,, 
Nov. 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 2015 - 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. 4, 2015 Jeanerette Museum: Ford Mustang Talk - Professor Jerome "Jerry" Malinowski, one of the designers of the original Ford Mustang, will present "The Enigma of an American Icon: The Ford Mustang." He will share his personal story designing the Ford Mustang and will touch on other cars of that time including the Chevy Corvair-Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. This free program is open to adults, however registration is required to reserve your seat. Please call the museum or register on their website. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 8:30 p.m., 337-276-4408,,

Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015 - 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. 7, 2015 - Jungle Gardens 5K - The race/stroll will be held on the hard pack road that travels throughout Jungle Gardens. Food, entertainment and awards will follow. All entrants will have a full day pass to explore the gardens and enjoy the area. Proceeds will go toward helping the children of St. Jude children's research hospital. Jaryd Lane will perform. Jungle Gardens, Highway 329, Avery Island, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., (337) 993-9377,                           
Nov. 7, 2015 - 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. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,, 
Nov. 7, 2015 Great Chili Challenge - Chili cooking contest and family fun, including arts & craft booths, activities, silent auction, open car & truck show, music and more. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., (337) 365-9303, 
Nov. 7, 2015 - Spanish Festival Pageant - Queens pageant for junior, teen and miss contestants of Spanish descent. Interview competition, on-stage introduction and modeling. Sliman Theater, 129 E. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 8 p.m., (337) 380-7636,, 
Nov. 7 - 8, 2015 - Acadiana Barrel Racing Associatin: Finals - Regional barrel race competition series finals, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 
Nov. 7 - 8, 2015 - Shadows Civil War Encampment - Skilled re-enactors will demonstrate the lifestyle of a soldier during the Civil War. To provide visitors with a living picture of the past, they will demonstrate marching drills, camp life, artillery firing and many other scenarios. Different events will be going on and the Shadows tour for the weekend will focus on the Civil War. By mid-October, visitors can contact the Shadows to obtain a schedule of demonstrations and presentations for the weekend. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., (337) 369-6446,, 
Nov. 10 - 27, 2015 - Clementine Hunter Exhibit - "The Art and Social Commentary of Clementine Hunter," a travel exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum, focuses on the importance of Hunter's work as a chronicler of rural life. With over 20 images of works by Hunter, the exhibit captures the spirit of her life and work. Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St., Jeanerette, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 
Nov. 11, 2015 - 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. 14, 2015 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721,,

Nov. 14, 2015 - Food Truck Festival Food trucks will be available at the Teche Area Farmers Market every second Saturday of the month. Along Fulton St. between Fisher Street and Iberia Street, New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330,

Nov. 14, 2015 Holiday Shoppe - Craft and vendor holiday fair with prizes, vendor giveaways, food & sweets and entertainment. Bring the kids to meet their favorite princesses and storybook characters. There will be over 60 vendors, food trucks, a kids paint party, Spinsanity demo and more. Cyr Gates Community Center, New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., (337) 577-2117, 
Nov. 14, 2015 - Southern Soul Food Showdown - Finger licking Southern soul food cookoff. 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.14 - 15, 2015 - National Barrel Horse Association State Show - NBHA sanctioned barrel race competition and show, concessions. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-365-7539,, 
Nov. 19, 2015 - Winter Holiday Market - Seasonal Market. Bayou Carlin Cove Boat Landing and Pavilion, 605 S. Railroad St., Delcambre, 5 - 8 p.m., 800-884-6120 ext. 7,,
Nov. 20 - 22, 2015 - El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia - Celebrating New Iberia's Spanish roots with gala, "Running of the Bulls" 5K and 1 mile fun run, re-enactment of the arrival of the Spanish on Bayou Teche, paella and tapas cookoff, arts and crafts, musical and dance performances, food demonstrations, cemetery tour, genealogy displays, guest lectures, exhibits and more. Bouligny Plaza/Steamboat Pavilion, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, Fri. 6 - 9:30 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sun. noon - 1 p.m., (337) 349-7343,, 
Nov. 23 - 27, 2015 - Fall Camp at Cajun RVera- Fall camp for the kids during the Thanksgiving break. Cajun RVera, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-256-8681, 
Nov. 26, 2015 - Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market - Selling fresh produce and baked goods on the last Thursday of each month. For details, go to For additional "flash" (pop-up) market dates and locations, check United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-367-0838.
Nov. 28, 2015 "Turkey Trot" 5K Walk/Run for a Cure of Diabetes and Alzheimer Awareness - Community 5K walk/run. Registration at 7 a.m., prayer and exercise at 7:50 a.m., walk/run begins at 8 a.m. All ages and teams welcome. Health screening, blood donation, nutritional information and more. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 7 - 10 a.m., 337-519-3010,,

Nov. 28, 2015 Showtunes Sing-Along - Envision daBerry invites everyone to participate in belting their favorite musicals in a piano lounge-style setting. Free admission. Beau Soleil Café and Catering, 225 W. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 11 p.m., 337-378-9469,,

Nov.  28, 2015 - Shop Small - In celebration of Shop Small Day, participating local businesses, shops, restaurants and salons will offer promotions, special events and special offers. Iberia Parish, (888) 942-3742, 364-1836,
Nov.  28 - Dec. 31, 2015 - Window Wonderland - Storefront windows on New Iberia's Historic Main Street play host to festive Holiday Magic on Main themes through the merry season. Historic Downtown New Iberia, Main Street, (337) 378-9469,
Nov.  28 - Dec. 31, 2015 - Shop Berry Frozen - Various Iberia Parish merchants offer discounts, special events and promotions during the Magic on Main holiday season. (888) 942-3742,,
Nov.  29, 2015 - Christmas Shoppe - Come shop for loved ones at the "Christmas Shoppe", several local crafters displaying handcrafted jewelry, beauty products, handmade candles, soap, food products and much more. Willow Wood Park Recreation Center, 113 Willow Wood Dr., New Iberia, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., (337) 229-4254, (337) 229-1982. 
Nov.  29, 2015 - Sounds of the Season - Free Christmas concert by the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra presented by the Iberia Cultural Resources Association, featuring familiar Christmas songs as well as classical selections. St. Peters Church, 108 E. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 3 - 4:30 p.m., (337) 364-1603, 


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

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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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