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Halloween at Shadows on the Teche in Iberia Parish

By: Brittany Racca

Get your scare on this October with these six spooktacular events in Iberia Parish.


1. Happy Ghost Weekend (Oct. 10-11)

Congres Mondial Acadien 2014

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.

Delcambre New Dock/Pavilion

By Brittany Racca

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. 

Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival 2014

(For information on this year's festival, click here.)

Farmers Market Week

By: Brittany Racca

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.

Alex Palmer, Tasha Dugas, Celine Alis

(Pictured left to right: Alex Palmer, Tasha Dugas, Celine Alis)

By: Brittany Racca

Iberia and other parishes were host to New York Daily News reporter Alex Palmer on his recent journey of the South.

"To really appreciate Louisiana’s amazing food, take in the state’s striking landscapes — and vice versa," he writes.

David Greely and Lynda Frese

(Photographed: David Greely and Lynda Frese)

Arts Program Celebrates History and Culture of Storied Louisiana Site
Visual artist, musician to create new works inspired by Shadows-on-the-Teche 

"Out Is In"

By: Brittany Racca

July is Park and Recreation Month across the United States and Iberia Parish is celebrating!

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. This year’s theme is “Out is In,” which was chosen by the public last fall.

Delcambre Shrimp Festival

By Brittany Racca

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 Wayfaring Stranger Book Cover

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."