Courir de Mardi Gras : Join the Fun!

Also known as “Fat Tuesday Run,” Courir de Mardi Gras is one of the oldest local traditions surrounding our area in communities of Mamou, Eunice, Church Point and others.  It usually involves masked riders in costumes heading to the countryside, either by horseback or truck. The revelers go door-to-door to local farmers begging for ingredients for the gumbo, usually singing and dancing.  The riders at the end of the day return with ingredients for a large pot of gumbo to serve the entire community.  Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras wear colorful, handmade costumes and masks.  It usually includes a festival with live Cajun & Zydeco bands and dancing, Cajun foods and arts and crafts from local vendors.

Book your stay at our Louisiana bed and breakfast and join us for the fun on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. For more information visit:  www.IotaMardiGras.com and www.MardiGrasLafayette.com also www.eunice-la.com

Make your Mardi Gras and Courir de Mardi Gras plans now!

This year Mardi Gras will take place on February 21st! There will be fun filled festivities held on Mardi Gras, as well as the days leading up to this popular festival. Courir de Mardi Gras will be held on Sunday, February 19th in Church Point. Some other events planned are the Carnival d’Acadie in Crowley, the Tee Mamou Iota Mardi Gras Festival and numerous celebrations to enjoy in Lafayette. Festival-goers will enjoy the many colorful costumes, parades, live music and numerous other spectacular festivities. These wonderful cultural events will all take place within a short distance from our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!