Peachy Keen

The peach festival in Ruston will satisfy your craving
Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston
Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston

The Louisiana Peach Festival has been around since 1951. The surrounding area is known for its wealth of peach orchards and the event has grown exponentially since its inception. It now includes a kid’s fishing tournament, tennis tournament, rodeo, parade, antique car show, color run and of course a peach art exhibit and peach cookery contest among many other events held throughout the two-day festival.


CENTRAL

Cochon de Lait Festival

May 9-12 // Mansura

For 45 years, the “Cochon de Lait Capital of the World” holds its annual Cochon de Lait festival with tons of pig-related events and activities. In addition to the amazing food and music, visitors can participate in or experience the greasy pig contest, crackling cook-off, a hog calling contest, boudin eating contest, beer drinking contest and much more. cochondelaitfestival.com

GREATER NEW ORLEANS

Top Taco

May 16 // New Orleans

Top Taco is a New Orleans upscale taco event where guests can sample unlimited gourmet tacos and delicious cocktails from chefs and restaurants all around the city. Festivalgoers can buy tickets for specialty tastings, VIP lounges and more. toptaconola.com

PLANTATION

Soul Food Festival

May 25-26 // Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge has soul, and this annual festival is out to prove it. Fun for the whole family, the Soul Food Festival gives Louisianians an opportunity to show their skills in the kitchen while bringing soul food to all festivalgoers. This family-friendly event will feature live music and local arts and crafts. hitcitydigital.wixsite.com/brsoulfoodfest


NORTH

Domo Brewfest

June 1 // Monroe

This annual Downtown Monroe (DoMo) fundraiser is the area’s only large-scale beer sampling event. Guests can sample over 200 beers and brews while jamming out to local music and sampling food from around the area. The festival even has an official BrewFest t-shirt available for purchase. domobrewfest.com

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