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It’s Cajun Time in St. Landry’s Parish
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on February 2, 2016 – 7:23 pm
St. Landry Parish, Louisiana offers much for the shopper, art lover and weekend excursionist. After the Courir de Mardi Gras celebrations in Eunice (February 5-9), the parish begins prepping for antique fairs and yard sales. Sunset, Grand Coteau and Arnaudville feature one day sales on March 19 while the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington hosts a three day sale April 8-10. Thousands of visitors descend to grab that sought after vintage item, piece of furniture, craft or just to browse and eat some good local food.
After a day of shopping, experience one of the best ways to taste crawfish in Louisiana at the 31st Annual World Championship Crawfish Étouffée Cook Off in Eunice on March 20. This event features professional and amateur cooks vying for the title of “World Champion.” Also enjoy live Cajun and zydeco music (starting at 10am), plenty of dancing, fun activities for the whole family and, of course, tons of etouffee.
On April 17, see where Hollywood and high tea meet at the Washington Garden Club’s High Tea. Scenes from The Free State of Jones, starring Matthew McConaughey, were shot at the Garden Club’s headquarters, St. John Episcopal Church. Because of this, everyone will be treated like a celebrity at this year’s event, themed “Lights, Camera, Action, Tea!” Hosted in the historic steamboat town of Washington, this event offers an assortment of teas, local entertainment, and fine dining.
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