Friday, May 27, 2011

Seven Days Until the Opelousas Spice and Music Festival

    The 7th annual Opelousas Spice & Music Festival is scheduled for June 2-5 at South City Park in historic Opelousas.  A special blend of musical performances are scheduled throughout the festival event including Geno Delafose, Chris Ardoin, Jeffery Broussard, Leon Chavis, Cupid, Matthew Ewing & Fueling Fire, Warren Storm, Willie Tee and Cyprus, Chubby Carriere, Percy Sledge and more.  
Chris Ardoin
    On Saturday, international Cajun fiddler Hadley Castille will present a uniquely different Fiddle Workshop Concert & Jam Session nearby at the Opelousas Little Theatre building.  Carnival rides will also open on Thursday featuring family night and $15 all you can ride bracelets.  Rides will continue through Sunday.
     The festival will offer Cajun and Creole food lovers plenty of mouthwatering dishes including entrees like crawfish etoufee, alligator sausage, jambalaya, red beans and rice, fried catfish and more.  In addition to great music and mouthwatering food, the festival will include activities such as Arts & Crafts vendors, Cajun and Creole Cooking Demonstrations, a Cajun and Zydeco Dance Contest, Pepper Eating Contest, Queen’s Bar-B-Que Cook-Off and an art exhibit featuring the work of this year’s festival poster artist, Michelle Fontenot. 
    South City Park is located at 1524 S. Market Street, Opelousas, LA and is easy to access from Interstate I-49 and Hwy 190. There is plenty of free parking in designated parking areas where shuttles will run to and from the festival. These areas include the Opelousas Civic Center on Creswell Lane Ext., Andy’s Supermarket on Hwy 182 North next to Chicken King, and the former Rite-Aid parking lot located next to Piggly Wiggly on Heather Drive.  
    RV accommodations are also available at South City Park.   
    For more information about thefestival, visit or call (337) 948-5227 or (337) 948-6263. 

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