Attractions

Tour on down the Zydeco Cajun Prairie Scenic Byway to Crystal Rice Plantation & Heritage Farm with its Blue Rose Museum, collection of vintage antique cars, and for the experience of rice and crawfish on a working farm. In some of the most beautiful surroundings imaginable, you can also catch a glimpse of wildlife as they migrate along a recognized fly-way from their summer homes. All this and more, here in Crowley, LA.

Fairs and Festivals

Buggy Festival

837 E. Ebey Street
Church Point, LA 70525
337-684-2739
http://www.churchpointbuggyfest.com

Held the first full weekend in June, open Friday night all day Saturday and Sunday, Live music, (Cajun & Zydeco). Accordion Extravaganza featuring 10 professional musicians, held Saturday night. Pageants, food booths, arts & crafts, Queens trail ride, Queens Pageant and the Grand Buggy Parade - Antique Buggy Display on Festival grounds. June

Contact Info:
Email: busybeetc@hotmail.com
Fax: 337-684-2739

Cajun Woodstock

100 Darbonne Street
Church Point, LA 70525
337-280-8710
http://www.cajunwoodstock.com

A beautiful two day festival to help a cure for the kids of St. Jude's Hospital. It's a weekend of food, fun and the greatest music in the state. Come join us at the City Park Pavilion and make a difference for the children. Always the last Saturday and Sunday of April. Poker Run on Sunday with a great run for the bikers. We can find a cure and save lives together Last week-end of April.
E-mail: woodstock4stjude@aol.com

Carnival D'acadie

11 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526
866-665-4642
www.crowley-la.com

Crowley celebrates Fat Tuesday Rice City style with Carnival D' Acadie in downtown Crowley. The two day carnival kicks off with a street dance the Monday evening before Mardi Gras and continues through the celebrated Tuesday. Party-goers enjoy live entertainment, favorite festival foods, a costume contest and a traditional parade. The Grand Mardi Gras parade is held on Tuesday afternoon which includes bands and floats with plenty of beads! The celebration grows each year with new features. Join our Rice City revelry!

Courire De Mardi Gras

1036 East Ebey Street
Church Point, LA 70525
337-684-2026
http://www.churchpointmardigras.com
Courire de Mardi Gras, since 1961 "The Best Traditional Mardi Gras"

Starting Saturday with the children's run, beginning at the Saddle Tramp Club House with sign up at 8 a.m., run starts at 8:30 a.m. Downtown for a parade at 12:30. Awards at club house at 1 p.m. Sunday the Courire begins at 8 a.m. and ends downtown for a parade at 1:30 p.m. All events start and end at Saddle Tramp Club House on East Ebey street. Colorful costumed horseback riders, wagons, buggies, live music on the courire. Chase the chickens, catch the greased pig, spectacular events. Traditional gumbo, boudin, and beverages available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Contact:
Phone: (337)684-2026 or (337)684-6009
E-mail: churchpointmardigras@hotmail.com

International Rice Festival

110 East 4th St.
Crowley, LA 70526
337-783-3067
http://www.ricefestival.com

The International Rice Festival is one of Louisiana's oldest and largest agricultural festivals. Our celebration calls attention to the importance of rice as food and emphasizes its place in the world's economy. The festival takes place in historic downtown Crowley and is one of the few festivals still free to the public. It is held the third weekend of October. The Festival features numerous Cajun and Zydeco bands on two stages, two parades, Queen's Ball, rice cooking contest, rice eating contest, arts & crafts booths, carnival rides, and numerous food booths featuring great Cajun food.

Contact Info:
Fax: (337)783-3064
E-mail: info@ricefestival.com

Rayne Frog Festival

206 Frog Festival Drive
Rayne, LA 70578
337-366-2884
http://www.raynefrogfestival.com

Located: Gossen Memorial Park / The Frogs are ready - are your ready ?
Hop on down to the Rayne Frog Festival to have a 'toadally' awesome time. The "Big Gig" showcases music throughout the weekend featuring national recording artists,regional bands and local talent. Signature events such as frog racing and jumping and selection of the Frog Derby Queen take place in the shade of the Festival Pavilion offering protection, rain or shine! In the shadow of a spectacular carnival, attendees can enjoy froglegs as well as local Cajun specialties. An Arts and Crafts show at the Civic Center as well as a Poker Run and Grand Parade jump throughout the Frog Capital of the World for this festive event.

Contact Info:
Phone number 337-366-2884 Fax: (337)334-8341
E-mail: raynechamber1@bellsouth.net

Roberts Cove Germanfest

7212 Roberts Cove Road
Rayne, LA 70578
337-334-8354
http://www.robertscovegermanfest.com
German Heritage of Louisiana

Roberts Cove Germanfest is unique in that this cultural event takes place in a small community whose roots are of German origin and is situated in the middle of "Cajun Country." The two-day event provides activities for all ages. The central theme is expressed with native foods and drinks - sausage, bread, potatoes, sauerkraut and sugar cookies. While at the Germanfest take time to tour the new German Heritage Museum. Admission Fee. The Germanfest is held on Sat & Sun the 1st full weekend in October.

Contact Info:
Fax: (337)334-8354
E-mail: info@robertscovegermanfest.com

Tee Mamou Iota Mardi Gras Festival

116 Duson Avenue
Iota, LA 70543
337-779-2226
http://www.iotamardigras.com

Prairie Cajun Mardi Gras at its best!

See the last of the totally traditional Prairie Cajun Mardi Gras groups singing, dancing and chanting their 400 year old chant in French, all wearing handmade screen masks, costumes, and capuchons. The "Mardi Gras" arrive about 2 p.m., but the festival is an all day event in downtown Iota, where only traditional Cajun foods are served and Cajun crafts are displayed and sold. Live Cajun and Zydeco music all day on an outdoor bandstand and dance floor. Visit our "Childrens' Tent" featuring the best young Cajun musicians in the area! Always held on Mardi Gras day (fat Tuesday) Free admission.

Wheelin' N Peelin'

Oak Street
Rayne LA, LA 70578
(337) 334-2332
http://www.raynechamber.com

Car Show and Crawfish Cook-off, held at festival fairgrounds annually in May. Best of show in multiple categories of cars, trucks, and other, as well as Pro & Amateur cook-off. Entry fees for Car Show and Cook-off, Gate admission
2nd week-end in May.

Points of Interest

Crystal Rice Plantation & Heritage Farm

6428 Airport Rd.,
Crowley, LA 70526
337-783-6417
http://www.crystalrice.com

Tours available by appointment. Discounts for groups of 25 or more. Crystal Rice Features tours of a restored 1848 Acadian/Creole cottage by the late Frances Wright. The home, built of Louisiana cypress, homemade brick and a mixture and moss (bousillage) was named Blue Rose as a memorial to the late Sol Wright who developed revolutionary seed rice varieties for growth in Louisiana starting in 1907. Also featured is the late Salmon L. Wright, Jr's Antique Car Museum and an Agricultural Tour showing the rotation of rice and crawfish on the same fields. Crawfish boils and catering available for groups of 25 or more.

Contact Information:
Fax: 337-788-0123
Email: dwright@cs.com

Grand Opera House of the South

505 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526
337-785-0440
http://www.thegrandoperahouse.org

Situated in the heart of downtown Crowley, on the second and third floors of the Dixie True Value Hardware building is a turn of the century (1901) opera house. This newly restored and renovated masterpiece will reopen in the spring of 2008 and will serve as a venue for the performing arts as well as other functions.

The Ballroom of Crowley

124 East Third Street
Crowley, La , LA 70526
337-783-8990
http://www.ballroomofcrowley.com

The Ballroom of Crowley is located in the heart of Crowley's Historical District. It has been added to the National Register of Historical Places. Built in 1913, it has been restored with preservation in mind. The Ballroom of Crowley is available for receptions, weddings and special events.

Historic Rice Theatre

323 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526
337-783-0824

The Historic Rice Theatre is home of foot-stomping, finger-snapping, toe tapping, hand clapping, Cajun Gospel and Country Music. Be entertained by local and International talents. Enjoy music, magic, theatricals, performances and more. Hours vary by season. Special events are also scheduled. Call for more information.

Contact Info:
Fax: (337)788-4146
E-mail: ricecity@bellsouth.net

The Crossing at Mervine Kahn

113 Louisiana Ave.
Rayne, LA, LA 70578
337-334-3140
http://www.thecrossingmk.com

This historic building located in the heart of Rayne, is just a short distance from Lafayette. The Mervine Kahn building was originally built in 1884. It has been restored to its grandeur once again. Our Facility is where wishes are granted and dreams become reality. The Crossing at Mervin Kahn can accommodate weddings, meetings, Luncheons and parties of all size. We offer on site and off-site catering services. Reserve you date and leave the rest up to us, because if you can dream it, we can make it happen.

Kelly's Landing Agricultural Museum & Tours

1109 Robert's Cove Road
Crowley, LA 70526
337-788-0546

Take a nostalgic walk through the past as you view the farming tools of our fathers and grandfathers. The equipment of yesterday was simple and, quite often, handmade. Tour the antique farm equipment and toy tractor collection. All tours by appointment only.

Contact Info:
Cell Phone: 337-263-5520, Kelly & Lynn
Email: kellyslanding@worldnet.att.net

Mouton Accordions & Music

23466 Crowley-Eunice Hwy.
Crowley, LA 70526
337-783-2246
http://www.moutonaccordion.com

Come in and see our great selection of Cajun and Swamp Pop cd's & cassettes. Checkout our great prices on accordions and musical instruments. We welcome all tourists. Located 5 miles north of Crowley on Hwy. 13. Open Mon. - Fri. 10am - 5pm, Sat, 10am - 1pm.

Contact Info:
Fax: (337)783-1919
E-mail: moutonmusic@aol.com

St. Joseph's Cemetery

401 South Adams Street
Rayne, LA 70578
No Phone Available

The cemetery dates back to 1872. St. Joseph's Cemetery, listed in "Ripleys Believe it or Not!" as the only known U.S. cemetery facing north-south. But this is only the beginning, and to learn more, you've just got to come visit.

The Gallery

220 North Parkerson Avenue
Crowley, LA 70526
337-783-3747
Mon - Fri, 10am - 4pm

Find original creations - including paintings, handcrafted jewelry, Cajun crafts, mosaics, baby clothes, woodcrafts, pottery & more by area artists. Buses are welcome.

Contact Info:
Fax: 337-783-3747

Wortman Pottery Studio And Showroom

1769 Potters Road
Duson, LA 70529
337-873-8584
http://www.wortmanpottery.com

Handcrafted functional stoneware pottery. 10 miles east of Crowley off Hwy 90 between Rayne and Duson. Look for our signs at 1-10 Exit 92. Mon. - Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun 1pm - 6pm., MC/V. Occasionally closed on Mondays.

Contact Info:
E-mail: wortmanpottery@msn.com

 


 

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