I-10 exit 100 West on Ridge Rd, Lafayette Louisiana
Located in southwest Lafayette
, this village is a replica of a latter 1800 Acadian Village. The Acadian Village serves as a monument to the proud culture of the Acadian people. It is made of eight authentic Acadian homes, complete with replicas of a general store, blacksmith's shop and chapel. The village also includes 10 acres of gardens and woodlands.
Other History nearby:
(St Martinville) Acadian Memorial
(Lafayette) Acadian Village
(Lafayette) Alexandre Mouton House
(Crowley) Crystal Rice Plantation
(Morgan City) Cypress Manor/Mardi Gras Museum
(Jennings) Founders Park
08/07 Coming to The Lafayette area
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Breaux Bridge LA May3-5 The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival.
Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee Ville Platte LA June29-30 This festival, which translates into the "Smoked Meat Festival", has a World Championship Cookoff, culinary demos, Cajun smokehouse in action, and Cajun Heritage exhibitions. Thirty hours of non-stop music are also an attraction of the festival.
Cracklin Festival Port Barre LA November8 This festival is held in November in Port Barre. Four days of fun include family entertainment, Cajun and Country music, food, cooking contests, arts and crafts, and a parade.
Pepper Festival St Martinville LA September14-15 This annual festival, usually taking place on the third Sunday of October, celebrates the pepper industry in Louisiana. Benefits kids, and attractions include Cajun food, bands, and a Poker Run. One day only. Call or write for dates and times.
Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.