October Festivals: International Rice Festival, Germanfest, and more!

October means festivals in Cajun Country! Check out these great events near our Louisiana bed and breakfast, and plan your fall getaway today!

 

ROBERTS COVE GERMANFEST

Roberts Cove Germanfest

Having fun at Germanfest! – photo courtesy of robertscovegermanfest.com

Always held the first full weekend in October. This festival is family oriented with a German atmosphere and is unlike any other festival around.    Located in the middle of peaceful country area, with friendly folks, fun and entertainment for all.

 

FESTIVALS ACADIEN ET CREOLES 

  • October 10-12, 2014

    FESTIVALS ACADIEN ET CREOLES

    FESTIVALS ACADIEN ET CREOLES
    Festivals Acadiens et Créoles – photo courtesy of FestivalsAcadiens.com

  • Lafayette/Girard Park, LA
  • Festivalsacadiens.com

Great music line up with over 50 bands and 76 hours of free music, crafts such as jewelry, pottery, photography, wood furniture, Houma Indian craft, pine needle basket weaving, stained glass, musical instruments, silk weaving and more.  Always good food and demos! Come join the fun!

 

INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL

International Rice Festival

International Rice Festival – photo courtesy of RiceFestival.com

One of the area’s oldest festivals, nearly 80 years!  Enjoy two parades: the Children’s Parade, held on Friday and the Grand Parade, held on Saturday.  It also boast of a diverse musical line up, this year headliner is Tracy Byrd, as well as local artists.  Carnival rides, Rice Eating Contest, Fiddle and Accordion Contest, Senior Citizen’s Ball, Outdoor Arts and Crafts, rice threshing demonstration & more.

Enjoy a Sunday Fais-do-do at Vermilionville in Lafayette

Guests at our bed and breakfast in Lafayette can attend a Fais-do-do (Cajun dance party) at Vermilionville every Sunday from 1-4. Enjoy dancing and great Cajun music, as a live band performs and a good time is had by all. Located in Lafayette right near the airport.
Admission is $5. Call 337-233-4077 for more details.

While you’re there, stop by the Acadian Cultural Center near Vermilionville. There is a film to watch explaining the expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia, as well as other interesting things to enjoy…and entrance is FREE!

Photo by the Acadian Cultural Center

Enjoy a Cajun Acoustic Jam Session Near our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!

We love music at Maison D’Memoire and we’d like to tell you where you can find some great Cajun and Creole style music to enjoy with your entire family. 

Every Friday evening a different band is featured at Begnaud House in Scott, LA at 6 PM. This heritage visitor’s center is a great place to bring the family, meet some wonderful people and enjoy a free concert!

Scott, Louisiana is located a close 10 minutes from our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast, just off Interstate 10.  We hope that you have the opportunity to bring your family and pass a good time during your visit to Maison D’Memoire!