Press Release
Aug. 31, 2016
For Immediate Release
Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
(888) 942-3742
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Louisiana Sweet Picks
October 2016 Events 
New Iberia * Avery Island * Jeanerette
Jefferson Island * Loreauville * Delcambre

Victor's Cafeteria Booth at World Championship Gumbo Cookoff

Oct. 1, 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,  
Oct. 1, 2016 - Shadows-on-the-Teche Arts & Crafts Fair - More than 100 artists exhibit fine art and crafts in the Shadows' gardens. Wooden cutting boards and bowls and many types of wooden items, baby clothes, crocheted and knitted items, baked goods and other food items, bath products, creams & lotions and more.Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-369-6446,, 
Oct. 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 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., 
Oct. 1 - 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 Slonem's Albania plantation home, 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,, 
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, 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,,
Oct. 7 - 9, 2016 - 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, all day, 337-394-6232,, 
Oct. 8, 2016 - Jeanerette Farmers Market - Locally grown foods and handmade items. Jeanerette City Park, Tarleton Street, 8 a.m. - noon, 337-335-0721, 
Oct. 8, 2016 - Jeanerette Chamber Yard and Sidewalk Sale - Yard and sidewalk sale on the chamber's grounds and at participating businesses: infant, childrens and adult clothing and accessories, toys, games, household items, furniture, antiques, sporting goods/bicycles, books and more. Po-boy sale from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce, 1440 Main St., Jeanerette, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., 337-276-5953, 
Oct. 8 - 9, 2016 - World Championship Gumbo Cookoff - Family oriented food festival in historic downtown New Iberia. Music all weekend. Roux Run Saturday 8 a.m. (5K and one mile Fun Run). Anything but gumbo mid-day Saturday. The "Battle of the Roux's" on Sunday--gumbo serving at 11 a.m. Awards mid afternoon. Register for Roux Run at 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. 12, 2016 - New Acadia Project Talk - The Jeanerette Museum celebrates archaeology month as Professor Mark Rees of the University of Louisiana Lafayette joins them to bring new developments and insight into the New Acadia Project currently seeking to find the first settlement of the Acadians in Louisiana. This free program is suitable for an adult audience. Seating may be limited and is taken on a first come, first serve basis. Jeanerette Museum, 500 Main St., Jeanerette, 6 - 7:30 p.m., 337-276-4408,, 
Oct. 15, 2016 - Tailgating Cookoff -Good ol' fashion Cajun tailgating cookoff with Joker's Wild Poker Run, Mummy Mutts Dog Parade, fais-do-do's, kids games, arts & crafts, refreshments and more. Loreauville Park, 601 Ed Broussard Rd., Loreauville, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., 337-577-3852, 
Oct. 15, 2016 - 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, Main Street, New Iberia, 4 - 7 p.m., 337-369-2330, 
Oct. 20 - 23 & 27 - 30, 2016 - Iberia Performing Arts League Presents, "Driving Miss Daisy" - 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,,  
Oct. 22, 2016 - Terror on the TecheFamily Halloween storytelling program under the moss-covered oaks. Tickets are on sale at Iberia Parish Libraries and Shadows-on-the-Teche. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 9 p.m., 337-364-7024,
Oct. 27, 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, 
Oct. 27, 2016 - Evening Under the Oaks Music, dinner and entertainment to benefit the Shadows. Contact the Shadows for additional information or reservations. Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7 - 9 p.m., 337-369-6446,
Oct. 29, 2016 - Brudley's Wild Game Festival - Cookoff including wild game, seafood, jambalaya, desserts and other home cooking, live music and family entertainment. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., 337-268-9555,
Oct. 29, 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,,
Oct. 29, 2016 - Downtown Halloween Pub Crawl - Join Iberia OnTap for Halloween in downtown New Iberia and sample local foods and beverages. More information and registration will be available on their website and Facebook. Downtown New Iberia, Main St., New Iberia, 7:30 - 9 p.m., 337-352-2180,, 
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.
For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit
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Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy 14 | New Iberia, LA | 70560
(337) 365-1540 | (888) 942-3742