There's nothing like "home-style" Cajun cooking, and you'll find the best at the fest....lots of spicy treats at the Cajun Culinary Classic....from jambalaya to fried alligator & everything in between! And of course.....SHRIMP (tons of 'em) cooked every way imaginable (It would make Forrest Gump proud!)
For information regarding food booth operation, please call (985) 385-0703 or download the application form and regulations.
If music is what you are after then head on down to historic Lawrence Park in downtown Morgan City, La. This festival is known for the diverse music which may be heard in this 4 day event. Local, state, and regional entertainment bring forth sounds of Zydeco, Cajun, Country, and popular music to its sound stage. You may hear all of the music under the oaks in Historic Lawrence Park with no admission fee.
If you are looking for something to do every Labor Day weekend, you need to consider the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. The oldest state chartered festival is packed with things to do from a 5K fun run/walk to a golf tournament. All events are family oriented and most of the events are free.
The festival features one of the largest craft shows in the south. Over 100 craftsmen from all over the south meet with local artists to share ideas, showcase their unique works and sell their art. You'll find great things like handmade cypress furniture, "Mississippi Mud Paintings," wood carvings, plants, candles, and even garfish jewelry (Cajuns don't like to waste anything!).
Crafters interested in obtaining registration information, please call (985) 385-0703 or download the application form and regulations.
The Children's Village is open Sat.-Mon. of the festival weekend! Each child who visits leaves with a prize, and we never charge anyone that enters! The Village is a magical, hands-on adventure land that houses numerous activities for children to experience.
Saturday of the festival weekend is designated "Children's Day." Yes, we think children are so important that we give them their "own" day with many events and Children's Day Royalty! The day begins at 9:00 AM with field events and games in Lawrence Park. Kids compete for awards and have a great time! Following the field events (about 10:00 AM), professional storytellers delight the kids with colorful and creative storytelling.
Then it is on to the Children's Day Mini Street Parade... yes, a parade! The children meet in front of the Historice Downtown Post Office with bikes, wagons, carts, just everything imaginable (including themselves) colorfully decorated. The parade winds its way through the Historic District to Lawrence Park, where prizes are awarded for the best decorated floats and costumes. At 1:00 PM, you'll find all the kids gathered for the opening ceremonies of the Children's Village!
Guided tours are given of the historic offshore drilling rig "Mr. Charlie." The "Mr. Charlie" is the only place in the world where the general public can walk aboard an authentic offshore drilling rig. The rig is also used as a hands-on, live-aboard training facility. The students go through formal classroom training, practice skills with hands-on activities, and live aboard the rig to experience the offshore, isolated living conditions they are getting ready to enter. This keeps the rig active and allows guests to view offshore workers in their offshore working and living environment. Topics discussed during the guided tours are the history of the offshore oil and gas industries, the jobs on a rig, the working and living conditions on a rig, and how to drill a well. Areas of the rig toured are the living quarters with the stateroom area, recreation room, mess hall, and galley; a remotely operated vehicle; the pipe rack deck and drill floor, and the mud sack room and pits.