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Ultimate New Ibeira Summer Travel Guide

There is no better time to visit New Iberia than 2018. Both Iberia Parish and Tabasco® are celebrating their 150-year anniversaries 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.

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.

Lt. Gov. Kicks off National Tourism Week at Tabasco in New Iberia

To celebrate 150 years of both Iberia Parish and Tabasco® brand Pepper Sauce, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser will kick off his statewide tour on Avery Island on May 7 from 9-11 a.m. with a breakfast event at Restaurant 1868. Iberia Parish is partnering with the Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission to welcome the Lt. Gov. to the Acadiana region for the event.

Books Along the Teche Literary Festival Spotify Playlist

Enjoy the music of Teche Fest and Dave Robicheaux.

shadows on the teche plein air

shadows on the teche plein air lady painting at shadowsShadows-on-the-Teche received a record number 61 applicants from 15 states and the Philippines for the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Painting Competition, now in its fourth year.

Facts About Mardi Gras

Do you what purple, gold and green stand for? What about the difference between Carnival and Mardi Gras? We've gathered a few of the most asked questions we receive from visitors to give more background and understanding of the age old tradition of Louisiana, the month long party...Mardi Gras.

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.

Why Visit Shadows on the Teche New Iberia

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.  

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.

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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