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Remembering 30 Years of Gumbo History
The World Championship Gumbo Cookoff is embarking on its 30th year in New Iberia, and we’ve been hard at work perfecting the recipe for the perfect event in the south. Guest blogger Avery Grubb spoke with early participant (and winner of mulitple Gumbo Cookoffs) Kernis Louviere, legendary musician Chubby Carrier and past board member Bart Folse to discuss the beginnings of the festival and why it remains a cultural staple in our area.
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8 Secrets to the World Championship Gumbo Cookoff's Success
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.
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50 Years of Growth: Cane River Pecan Co.
Guest Blog By: Jady Regard (Originally published on Cane River Pecan Company's website) Cane River Pecan is celebrating 50 years of operation in 2019. Before you attend the ribbon cutting of their Main Street store, read up on how the business got started and stayed relevant in the changing times.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Shashlik Grill is Now Open in New Iberia
Restaurant serving BBQ meats, soups, & seafood now open in downtown New Iberia
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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.
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Ultimate New Ibeira Summer Travel Guide
There is no better time to visit New Iberia than 2019. New Iberia is celebrating its 240th anniversary and with so much 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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