Looking for a weekend getaway where you can shop till you drop? Then St. Landry Parish, Louisiana is the place for you! Acadiana’s Antique Capital boasts 500+ vendors in a 25 mile radius. Most of the shops are on the Zydeco-Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway offering tranquil scenery and great food stops. Whether you’re looking for art, antiques, fused glass, or handmade jewelry, we have everything a shopping enthusiast could wish for. What will make this shopping experience even better than most is that you won’t pay a penny in tax on any original works of art! Six of the towns in St. Landry Parish are designated as Cultural Districts where tax is waived on original works of art in an effort to spark community revitalization based on cultural activity. Artists and artwork are plentiful here and many of the area artists sell their pieces in the local boutiques, galleries, and antique stores.
The Exit 11 Yard Sale on March 19 makes finding that perfect item a breeze and turns a shopping trip into an experience. The historic towns of Grand Coteau and Sunset will feature hundreds of vendors selling everything from crafts and antiques to glassware, and one-of-a-kind items. Some shops will also feature special sales or one day discounts.
There’s more shopping to be had at the Semi Annual Antique Fair & Yard Sale in Washington, April 8-10. Enjoy one of the South’s largest antique fairs and join thousands of shoppers in exploring six acres filled with more than 200 vendors from across the country. There will be food, fun, and great bargains.
For shopping with a side of French culture, the 12th Annual Le Feu et l’Eau (Fire and Water) Rural Arts Celebration on April 16-17 is a must. This celebration features a multitude of local artists, performers, and cultural workers in a variety of disciplines and genres. Participate in cooking demos, watch feature films, hear live music, listen to poetry, and shop local art vendors. Plus, don’t miss the traditional peace march, honoring veterans to Bayou Warehouse, where the traditional fire is set ablaze upon Bayou Fusilier. It is a truly unique French Louisiana celebration.
In St. Landry Parish we live our culture, and whether it’s shopping, dining, outdoor adventures, or visiting our many attractions, you can live our culture too.
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