By Darnelle L. Delcambre Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Vice Chairman
The festival took place in Edmunston and New Brunswick, Canada and Madawaska, Maine. Madawaska’s Main Street was decorated with Acadia Flags and flowered wooden benches in its colors (red, white and blue). Interesting little shops lined the hilly street.
The new market parvilion and dock is located at 605 S. Railroad in Delcambre. The ribbon cutting for the grand opening will be held at 11 a.m. on Sept. 6. The official opening will be followed by the farmers market until 4 p.m.
Aug. 3-9, 2014 is National Farmers Market Week. On Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 5:30pm, Mayor Hilda Curry will read a proclamation during the New Iberia Board of Trustees' regular meeting in honor of farmers who participate in our local Farmers Markets. Visit our five farmers markets for fresh foods, homemade items and arts and crafts.
At the Delcambre Shrimp Festival, you will experience a shrimp cookoff, queens' pageants, fais-do-do's, carnival rides, blessing of the shrimp fleet, food court and much more. Located about 20 miles southwest of Lafayette, the town devotes an entire weekend to honor the shrimping industry, its economic lifeblood.
The 64th Shrimp Festival Queen is Camille Delcambre!
James Lee Burke's new novel "Wayfaring Stranger" will be released on July 15, 2014.
On Burke's website, the novel description reads: "From 'America's best novelist' (The Denver Post): A sprawling thriller drenched with atmosphere and intrigue that takes a young boy from a chance encounter with Bonnie and Clyde to the trenches of World War II and the oil fields along the Texas-Louisiana coast."