Guests at Maison D’Memoire are invited to attend the 75th Annual International Rice Festival, held in Crowley, Louisiana. Enjoy this family friendly event from October 20-23! Located just a short distance west of Rayne, this is one of the oldest festivals in Louisiana. Events at the festival will include Family Fun Day, Poster Contest, Cooking Contest, and Children’s Day on Friday, October 21 which will include Crowning of a Junior King & Queen along with a Children’s Parade. Saturday’s events will feature selecting a International Rice Festival Queen and the Grand Parade, along with an Acadian Accordion Contest and Fiddle Contest. Enjoy entertainment Thursday night by Molly Ringwalds, Friday night with Wayne Toups and Saturday by Tracy Lawrence.
Our own granddaughter Emma is competing for the Junior Queen on Friday! Good luck Emma!
The annual Festivals Acadiens et Creoles will be held on October 14-16, 2011 in the beautiful setting of Girard Park in Lafayette LA. This is a free event just minutes from Maison D’Memoire and is great for the whole family! There will be many activities to enjoy such as: Festival de Musique, Bayou Food Festival, Louisiana Crafts Fair, Louisiana Folk Roots, Culture Sur la Table and La Place des Petits. Enjoy some of the biggest names in Cajun & Zydeco music, cooking demonstrations, activities for the children and Louisiana craft booths including unique handmade items such as pottery, wood, metal gourds and textiles. Experience good music, good food and good times during your stay at our Lafayette Bed and Breakfast!
Roberts Cove Germanfest will take place on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2, 2011. This fun event is held just five minutes from MaisonD’Memoire! Visitors can look forward to: Alpenfest Band, German Costumes, Folklore Presentation, Roberts Cove Germanfest Folk Dancers, Antique Farm Equipment & Rice Threshing, Kinder Auftrit (children singing & dancing), German food such as sauerkraut, wurst (sausage), kartoffel (potatoes), zucker platzchen (sugar cookies), and both imported and domestic beers, just to name a few. My personal favorite is the potato stew. Visitors can also enjoy the German Heritage Museum, Gift Shop, Kinderland Games & Activities, Blacksmith Association Demonstrations and more. Check out the schedule of events to find out more information!
The festival will be located at St. Leo’s Catholic Church Grounds on Hwy 98, approximately 3 miles from Interstate 10. Why not plan to take your family to this wonderful event during your stay at our Lafayette LA Bed and Breakfast!
Looking for a unique cultural experience? Visitors to the Lafayette area enjoy wonderful food, festivals, great toe-tapping Cajun and Creole style music, swamp tours and much, much more! All located here in the heart of Cajun Country close to Maison D’Memoire!
Why not start making your plans to visit our Louisiana Cottages today!
Every fall & spring, Lafayette kicks off the Downtown Alive event on Friday evenings! This year it begins on September 2 with a local favorite, Nik-L Beer for entertainment. The event offers a great tradition and celebration with free, family-friendly and smoke-free outdoor concerts.
Located in downtown Lafayette, guests can easily reach the festivities within just 20-25 minutes from Maison D’Memoire. The Downtown Alive event provides a good time and great weekly entertainment. The festival starts at 5:30 pm each Friday with a food & beverage concession. The music can be enjoyed from 6-8:30 pm. They have asked attenders to please leave ice chests & pets at home.
September 2 – Nik-L Beer (Classic Covers & Varietyat Parc International)
September 9 – The Charmaine Neville Band (New Orleans Jazz & Funk at Parc International)
September 16 – TK Hulin, Steve Adams & Smoke with special guest Charlene Howard (Swamp Pop-Parc International)
September 23 – Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys (Cajun/Zydeco-Parc International)
September 30 – Robbie Taylor Three (Rockabilly-Parc Sans Souci)
We hope that you have a chance to enjoy the festivities during your stay at our Lafayette bed and breakfast!
If you’re interested in Cajun music then this is a must see! Guaranteed to pass a good time!
Held in Lafayette, just about 30 minutes from our location.
When you stay 3 nights in July or August, get the fourth night free! Not available with any other discount or offer. Valid on reservations placed after June 28th.
We love sweets here in Cajun Country and are excited to find new recipes to work into our rotation. This is a new recipe we have been trying out here at Maison D’Memoire and it has been a huge hit. My grandkids love it and it’s quick and easy to prepare.
Mississippi Mud Brownies
1 pkg. brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge.)
2 large eggs
1/3 c water
1/3 c vegetable oil
1 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream
1 1/4 c frosting ( I used Duncan Hines Creamy Milk Chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13×9 inch pan.
Combine brownie mix, eggs, water and oil in large bowl. Stir with spoon until well blended. Spread in pan. Bake for 27-30 minutes.
Spread marshmallow cream gently over hot brownies. Place frosting in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high power for 15-30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Pour frosting over marshmallow cream. Swirl with knife to marbelize.
Cool completely. Cut into bars.
We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Be sure and let me know how your family likes them!
There is something exciting going on in Lafayette this May and early June. Downtown Alive has been happening for 27 years and is continuing every Friday night this spring and fall in downtown Lafayette, just a few miles down the road from our Cajun Country B&B. These free weekly events take place at either Parc International or Parc Sans Souci and are fun for the whole family.
This Spring has seen some amazing acts come through and is still featuring some great events over the next few weeks. On May 20th Grupo Fantasma, an amazing Latin Funk band, are bringing their unique sound to Lafayette. On May 27th Horace Trahan, a renowned Cajun and Zydeco artist is visiting and the final show of the Spring season on June 3rd stars Yvette Landry, a fantastic multi-instrumentalist.
Book a stay at our Romantic Louisiana Cottages in nearby Ranye, LA, and catch all the fun this Spring in Lafayette!