Press Release
August 2, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Louisiana Sweet Picks
September 2016 Events 
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre

Sugar Cane Festival Parade Tractor

Sept. 3, 2016 - Delcambre Seafood & 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,  
Sept. 3, 2016 - "Be A Hero" Suicide Awareness Fun Run/Walk - Wear your best super hero attire for this fun run/walk to benefit the Carl "CJ" Richard Jr. Memorial Scholarship Organization. Check in 7 a.m., warm up 7:30 a.m. Run starts at 8 a.m. Post-event after run. Individual: $30 per person. Team (4 or more): $25 per person. Kids 10 and under: free. Price includes t-shirt and souvenir bag. Sponsorship available. Registration due Aug. 29. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 8 a.m., 337-335-4364 or 337-365-9590.
Sept. 3 - 4, 2016 - Labor Day Fishing Rodeo - Saltwater fishing rodeo. Scales open at noon on Saturday and Sunday and close at 6 p.m. on Saturday and 5 p.m. on Sunday. Prizes awarded and fais do do Sunday. Cash prizes for all adult divisions. Divisions include Inside, Kids and Kayak. Quintana Boat Launch, Highway 319 & Beach Lane, Cypremort Point, 337-364-7301. 
Sept. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 2016 - 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., 
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 - 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, 6110 Loreauville Rd., New Iberia, 2 - 6 p.m., 337-577-9160,,
Sept. 8 - 11 & 15 - 18, 2016 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "Belles" - 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,,  
Sept. 10, 2016 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721, 
Sept. 10, 2016 - Food Truck Festival - Every second Saturday of the month, food trucks are available at the Teche Area Farmers Market. Tables and chairs provided for participants to enjoy lunch and listen to music in the gazebo. Fresh produce and (handmade) items sold by local farmers and artisans. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-369-2330,
Sept. 11, 2016 - Patriot Day Ceremony - A celebration honoring patriots who serve our country with flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 p.m., 337-344-9397. 
Sept. 14, 2016 - Italians in Louisiana History Talk - Alan Gauthreaux, author and history instructor, will give audience members a look into the Italian immigrant experience in Louisiana as he speaks on his book, Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage and Tradition. Gautreaux will discuss the Italian contribution to Louisiana's culture. Preceding the talk will be a brief presentation on the Italians of Jeanerette who operated business establishments during the early 1900s. A book signing will follow. This free program is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and taken on a first come, first serve basis. Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 7:30 p.m., 337-276-4408,, 
Sept. 16, 2016 - POW-MIA Day Ceremony - A celebration honoring the sacrifice made by prisoners of war and soldiers who remain missing in action with flag ceremony and harmony of patriotic music. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 6 p.m., 337-344-9397. 
Sept. 16 - Dec. 1, 2016 - Hunt Slonem Exhibit - Exhibit of original art by internationally recognized artist Hunt Slonem. "Bayous, Birds and Butterflies" will feature several paintings from Mr. Slonem's Albania Plantation as well as some from other museums and private collections. Hunt Slonem will unveil the exhibit on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. with a reception/lecture to follow at the Sliman Theater. Refreshments will be served. A limited number of tickets are available for the unveiling at $25 per person. Bayou Teche Museum, 131 E. Main St., New Iberia, Thurs. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337- 606-5977,, 
Sept. 17, 2016 Cajun French Music Festival - Les Cadiens du Teche (Cajun French Music Assoc.) music festival, Cajun bands, dancing, food, refreshments, raffle, door prizes. Cyr Gates Community Center, 300 Parkview Dr., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., 337-369-7538,
Sept. 21 - 24, 2016 - Pete deGravelles Sugar Tour - Specially focused sugar tour of the Shadows-on-the-Teche in honor of former Site Council Chair Pete deGravelles and the LA Sugar Cane Festival. The tour focuses on the historic development of sugar cane in the region. However, modern content about the sugar industry is included for comparison.. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-6446,, 
Sept. 22, 2016 - Shadows-on-the-Teche Farm Fest Food, drinks and entertainment for the entire family. Live music by "2 in the Chamber," square dancing, petting zoo, games prizes and more. $10 for your entire family. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 6 - 9 p.m., 337-369-6446,,  
Sept. 22 - 24, 2016 - LA Sugar Cane 4-H Livestock Show and Sale -
Both open and Iberia youth livestock shows available for entry. The animal auction takes place on Saturday at 2 p.m. SugArena @ Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 NW Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., 337-369-4441,, 
Sept. 22 - 25, 2016 - Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival - Celebrate the Louisiana sugar cane industry with parades, carnival, live Cajun and Zydeco music, car show, sugar cookery, photography, and artistry competitions, horticulture show, pageantry and more. Various venues in New Iberia, Thurs. 3 - 11:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-369-9323,, 
Sept. 24, 2016 Sugar Daddy Car Show - Open car and truck show with awards. Free to the public. Registration for participants. Arceneaux Ford,1111 W. Hwy. 90, New Iberia, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-316-0932, 
Sept. 24, 2016 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,,
Sept. 29, 2016- Acadiana Growers Alliance Farmers Market - Selling fresh produce and baked goods on the last Thursday of each month. First United Methodist Church Ministries Center, 211 W. St. Peter St., New Iberia, 4 - 6 p.m., 337-636-0790, 
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 in New Iberia.
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742