Iberia Travel Blog
Think you know everything about the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff? What about why it was formed, or what it takes to make it in the festival business? The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce's Public Relations & Marketing manager, Terry Dugas, gave us and our readers an insight into the yearly cookoff, what goes into planning such a large event and his favorite flavor of gumbo.
As part of our "Why Visit" series, we spoke to Marketing and Programs Manager Jayd Buteaux to get an insider's look at Shadows-on-the-Teche, a 19th century sugar plantation owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the heart of New Iberia's Historic District.
The Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival returns for another year of fun, but before you pack the family into the truck and head over, there are a few questions you need to ask. We take a look at what visitors need to know to have a great time this September.
As one of Louisiana's main industries, sugar cane has a long history and its roots in Iberia Parish run deep. We take a look at the industry, production and the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival and present you with 6 facts about sugar cane.
"Dear Delcambre" is Courtney LeBlanc's goodbye to her whirlwind year serving as the 66th Delcambre Shrimp Festival Queen. Find out what made her decide to run and why Delcambre will always hold a special place in her heart.
Fall Festivals are one of the best parts of the season. Read on for a quick guide to Iberia Parish's events and what to expect when you attend in the first of our "Quick Guide" series.
What are the shrimping seasons? Do you know what an otter trawl is? We take a look at the industry and the festival that honors it.
A panel version of the powerful and poignant traveling exhibition "Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865" is coming to Bayou Teche Museum in July and August 2017.
The next location in our "Why Visit" series is America's oldest operating rice Mill, Konriko. I spoke to owners Mike and Sandy Davis to get the run down on the business as well as unknown facts about the attraction. I also give a walk through of what a visitor can expect when they visit the mill. So, come with us on a journey 105 years in the making.
Rochell Perro Malay, creative director & founder of Alex Malay, tells us all about her fashion boutique on Main Street New Iberia and her first-year anniversary sale.
Prizes, photos and summer. Oh my! We’ve created the “Summer Daze” movement for locals and visitors to show us and the world their summer fun in Iberia Parish by submitting photos and videos of their time here.
Wondering where to stay in Iberia Parish this summer? Well, the parish has always had numerous islands, and now there’s another. The Isle of Iberia RV Resort recently celebrated its grand re-opening under the Iberia Parish Parks & Recreation department as the newest Louisiana camping site in Iberia.
Summer is here! We here in Iberia Parish, know all too well the pros and cons of Southern summers and we’re here to help make sure your trip is one to remember and not one to regret with a few tips and tricks to conquer the area like a local.
Main Street New Iberia has won another prestigous honor and was designated an accredited Main Street once again! Read about the steps the city has taken to make keep Main Street New Iberia one of the best in America.
The founder of the Diabetic Kitchen, Nathaniel Mitchell, Sr. guest blogs about the Lao community and the successful merging of diverse cultures.
The Isle of Iberia RV Resort is celebrating its grand opening weekend! See the activities and events and learn about the recent changes.
George Rodrigue's famous Blue Dog has finally found his way back home to Bayou Teche Museum in a new permanent art gallery with a recreation of Rodrigue's own studio.
Classic cars and Cajun country = A fully revved weekend of fun
Avery Island's expansion is growing even more with an all new round trip bus tour beginning and ending in New Orleans!
Books Along the Teche is the resident Dave Robicheaux homebase for knowledge, signed books and rare first editions, meet the owners Howard and Lorraine Kingston and see how they've turned a passion into a profession.