Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival

Last weekend in September
The Sugar Cane Festival pays tribute to this important crop in New Iberia, La., which lies on the Bayou Teche. The Teche country is known as the "Sugar Bowl of Louisiana." The festival, which began in 1937 and now is participated in by 13 of the 17 sugar-producing parishes of the area, begins on Friday with a Farmers' Day. Highlights of the day are agriculture, homemaking and livestock shows, and a boat parade down Bayou Teche. On Saturday, there's a children's parade and the crowning of Queen Sugar at a ball, and on Sunday, the new Queen Sugar and King Sucrose reign over a parade. Other features are a blessing of the crops and a fais-do-do, a dance party.
CONTACTS:
Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau
2513 Hwy. 14
New Iberia, LA 70560
888-942-3742 or 337-365-1540; fax: 337-367-3791
www.iberiatravel.com
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