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Spotlight on Delcambre's Wendell Verret
As Director of the Twin Parish Port District, and Delcambre Direct Seafood, Wendell Verret is well known throughout the region. In July, Louisiana Seafood News asked him about one of the newest ventures he's directing, Louisiana Direct Seafood Shop, the e-commerce site where many in the Delcambre Direct fishing community sell their seafood online.
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World Championship Seafood Gumbo Recipe
Every year, on the second weekend in October, the world’s passionate gumbo-lovers gather to celebrate this delicious hearty soup at the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff. Ninety-plus teams compete for the title of best gumbo in the world. Here is the winning seafood gumbo recipe from 2013.
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September at Shadows on the Teche
September at Shadows-on-the-Teche is full of preparations for its partnership with the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival for Farm Fest, Shadows Community Day and a special Sugar Tour!
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7 Questions to Ask Before Attending the La Sugar Cane Festival
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.
You may also enjoy: Events, Fall, Festivals
6 Facts about Sugar Cane
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.
You may also enjoy: Events, Fall, Festivals, Food, Jeanerette, New Iberia
Delcambre Shrimp Festival Fall Blog
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.
You may also enjoy: Delcambre, Fall, Festivals, Food
Quick Guide Fall Festivals
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.
You may also enjoy: Avery Island, Delcambre, Events, Fall, Festivals, Food, New Iberia
Lifetime Bringing Christmas to New Iberia
The City of New Iberia, along with COTR FILM, LLC, would like to announce that a Christmas movie being produced for the Lifetime Channel will be filmed right here in New Iberia. In addition, the name of the city the story takes place in will be New Iberia! This will be a great opportunity for our community and local businesses to gain exposure on a global level.
You may also enjoy: Christmas, Holiday, New Iberia, Winter
Rip Van Winkle Gardens: A French Expedition
Lola Dubois, our recent French exchange student, visited Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens for the first time and shares her experience at the gardens and what it was like to bike from downtown New Iberia all the way there.
You may also enjoy: Attraction, French, Jefferson Island
The Alex Malay Fashion Show
The recent Alex Malay Fashion Show at Avery Island's Jungle Gardens was a beautiful event with unique and gorgeous outfits. Our French interns Charlotte Pringot and Lola Dubois attended during their time in Iberia Parish, and Charlotte shared her experience in English and en francais.
You may also enjoy: Avery Island, French, Shopping
Ultimate New Ibeira Summer Travel Guide
With so many fun things to do, summer is the perfect time to visit. We’ve created this handy guide to help you plan how to use those PTO days in our area this summer.
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New Iberia Travel Hacks: Louisiana Summers
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.
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Summer Daze Photo Contest
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 of their time here.
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15 Free Things to Do in New Iberia
On a budget? Keep that hard earned cash, we got you covered! From enjoying the great outdoors to touring historical main streets, here are 15 free things you can do for fun in New Iberia and Iberia Parish.
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National Travel & Tourism Week 2019
The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week May 5-11, 2019.
Cruise Cajun Country
Classic cars and Cajun country = A fully revved weekend of fun
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Birding in Iberia Parish
Every spring, more than 240 species of birds flock back to Iberia Parish. Waterfowl, roseate spoonbills and snowy egrets are just a few of the species of birds who call the Bayou Teche Corridor of the Atchafalaya Loop home, and there are numerous locations where they can be found.
You may also enjoy: Avery Island, Birding, Jefferson Island, New Iberia, Outdoor, Spring
10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Louisiana Lao New Year Festival
The Louisiana Lao New Year Festival is one of the state's most culturally unique assets that draws crowds by the thousands each year. Lanexang Village, a small rural neighborhood of Iberia Parish turns into a vibrant festival ground with a global reach.
You may also enjoy: Coteau, Culture, Festivals, Spring
Spain Alive – Happy Birthday New Iberia!
On Saturday, April 27, New Iberia will celebrate the 7th annual El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia. The focus and mission of the festival is to celebrate the 1779 founding of New Iberia by 16 Spanish families from Malaga, Spain.
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Acadiana Dragon Boat Races
Dragons will roam the earth again at the Acadiana Dragon Boat Races. Wess Robison guest blogs about the event and what it takes to tame these dragon riders.
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