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Voice of the Wetlands Festival

Although VOW has received far reaching recognition through its coastal awareness efforts, for nearly a decade, it has been the annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival that has drawn both attention to the cause as well as thousands of music and food lovers to the bayou. The VOW Festival draws heavily on the traditions of […]

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Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

October 10-12, 2014 Dance to a traditional waltz. Two-step to the upbeat rhythms of accordions, fiddles and ti fers (triangles). Step back in time as traditional crafters demonstrate their artistry. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles pays tribute to the Cajun and Creole cultures with a combination of FREE festivals. Held annually the second weekend in October! For […]

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St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours

   “Enriching Our Future, Preserving Our Past” is the theme of the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours held in Opelousas, LA. The dates of the tours are October 11, 12, 18 & 19 with Saturday tours at 6, 7 & 8 PM and the Sunday tours at 2 & 3 PM.  Travel back in […]

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Louisiana Cotton Festival

61st Louisiana Cotton Festival A Cotton Pickin’ Good Time!!!!! October 7 thru 12, 2014 Tuesday, October 07,2014 5:30 pm — Music and dancing before the Contradanse program and the crowning of Le Roi et La Reine of the local nursing home (North Side Civic Center – 704 North Soileau Street)  Doors will open at 5 pm (Admission: $5.00 for Adults and […]

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Hunters For The Hungry

Sunday, October 12th 2014 10AM-3PM In the fall, the Opelousas Lighthouse Mission collects frozen processed game and fish from the previous season to help feed our neighbors in need in Acadiana and the surrounding areas. The Hunters for the Hungry food drive is held annually and local sportsmen and their families are invited to “clean […]

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