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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paint Acadiana at the annual Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition and see art in action. Read more to see what the weeklong event entails and then grab your paintbrush and join the fun!
The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) introduced Mcllhenny Company, the maker of TABASCO® brand Pepper Sauce, as the winner of the Attraction of the Year Award. Read more for a look at what has made the brand a household name for 150 years.
Time to fly in and visit Rip's Rookery on Jefferson Island and see a few of the 260 species that have visited the island.
Iberia says bon voyage to one of their own as Iberia Parish Library's Sami Haggood leaves parting words of wisdom and thanks in his guest blog.
Iberia Parish locations closed for the 2017 holidays.
The mad hatter moves into New Iberia and brings a touch of magic with him.