Lockport Food Festival - La Fete Du Monde, April 20-22

Come Hungry!
If you love food, then you must head on down to the Lockport Food Festival – La Fete Du Monde. The event will be held April 20, 21 and 22, 2012 off Church Street in Downtown Lockport. You can expect the best assortment of Cajun foods, Swamp Pop music, dancing, a carnival with rides and your favorite festival foods. There is no gate fee and only one stipulation: you must come hungry.

Lockport and Lafourche Parish
Lockport is located in the heart of Lafourche Parish and is situated where the old intercoastal canal meets Bayou Lafourche. This scenic location is a prime spot for fishing and catching wildlife, but Lockport remains a residential area that is surrounded by shipbuilding and oil and gas industries. To pay tribute to the town of Lockport, there is the beautiful Lafourche Folklife and Heritage Museum, the Bayou Playhouse, the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building and the Bayou Side Park.

The Lockport Food Festival is a wonderful time to come together, celebrate the current culture and past history of Lockport and Lafourche Parish and indulge in some of the best Cajun foods. This Swamp Pop extravaganza is heavily known for its food, dancing and music that takes place under large tents off Church Street.

Food for All
Some of the foods you can expect to eat include jambalaya, gumbo, seafood po-boys, crawfish pies, fried fish and alligator sauce picante. Other favorites worth talking about are crawfish etouffee, griads, nuggets and white and red beans. If, for some odd reason, you are not in the mood for Cajun foods, you can indulge in festival favorites such as freshly grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs and ice cream treats.

Live Music
Starting on Friday, April 20, musical guests Aaron Foret and Southern Cross will perform. The musical guests will continue through Sunday evening and include Wayne Foret, Treater, Velvet Sky, Rocktricity, Uprising, Greywolf and Blue Eyed Soul Revue. Each act lasts approximately three hours, so be sure to come on down and celebrate your favorite artists and their timeless music.

Admission
Admission ranges from $13 to $15 depending on the hours festival goers want to stay, but if you plan to make a weekend out of eating and dancing, wrist bands are $50.00. Wristbands are sold in advance only by the Lockport Town Hall and are good through the entire weekend. Don’t miss out on this great event where fun, music, food and dancing come together under one tent.

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