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  • Winnsboro's annual catfish fest is Saturday

    April 19, 2012 6:34 AM

    WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - Winnsboro's 26th annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival is Saturday and thousands are expected to swarm the city's historic downtown district. Festival director Paul Price Jr. says the event has put Winnsboro and the parish "on the map." The News-Star reports the three music stages will showcase... more »
  • Education program is a prelude to Nicholls fest

    March 12, 2012 6:37 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Artists, historians and craftspeople will speak to and perform for 2,000 primary, middle and secondary students at the "Tresors du Bayou" program Friday at Nicholls State University. The students also will learn Cajun versions of the waltz, two-step and jitterbug. The program is a prelude to... more »
  • Second Annual Bayou Country Superfest Kicks Off

    May 28, 2011 11:54 PM

    In Baton Rouge this weekend, it is one big party over at Tiger Stadium. The Bayou Country Superfest kicked off Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there and met up with some die hard country fans. "Good music and let the good times roll cher," said Dylan Ainsworth... more »
  • Mystikal Returns to New Orleans' Jazz Fest

    May 7, 2011 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - His prison sentence behind him, rapper Mystikal returns Saturday to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and his hometown fans a little older, a little wiser and a bit more humble - but still carrying that same fresh spirit that helps keep the party going... more »
  • Hope Fest

    February 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    A family friendly event in downtown Lafayette Saturday evening. Folks had a good time at "Hope-Fest" over at Parc International. There was food, music from local bands, and games. The event was sponsored by the junior class of St. Thomas More Catholic High School, and all money raised going... more »
  • Broadmoor Elementary Fall Fest

    October 30, 2010 11:49 PM

    Folks had a spooky good time at Broadmoor Elementary Saturday. The school held their annual "Fall Carnival" at the Lafayette Campus Saturday afternoon. There were rides, games, a dunking booth, and a space walk. All of the activities had a bit of a halloween twist. Funds raised go... more »
  • St. Bernard School Fall Fest

    October 19, 2010 7:17 AM

    St. Bernard School is having their Fall Fest along with a Chili Cook-Off and a 5K Crusader Classic Run. This is the 2nd Annual School Fair. The fair will be broadcasting LSU vs. Auburn Game (on Saturday) and the Saints vs. Browns Game (on Sunday). There will be Gumbo Dinners,... more »
  • Pope John Paul II Academy is having a Fall Fest on Oct 31

    October 14, 2010 11:13 AM

    Mark your calendars for a family-friendly festival on October 31st! Hosted by Pope John Paul II Academy at the De La Salle Christian Brothers' property, this event will feature old-fashioned, family fun, with terrific music and food from vendors in the area. Costume contests will be held for children, who... more »
  • Acadiana Air Fest Oct. 2 & 3

    October 1, 2010 4:42 PM

    High flying action this weekend in New Iberia. The Acadiana Airfest gets underway at the Acadiana Regional Airport Saturday at noon. Today, the pilots were out practicing their manuevers. The show was originally scheduled for May... but it got rained out. Families will get to see the Air... more »
  • Prices hurting but Shrimpers celebrate in Delcambre

    August 19, 2010 8:08 PM

    The Shrimp Festival is underway in Delcambre but for those who work in the celebrated industry, times are tough. "Prices used to be at $2.00 a pound," Shrimper Jimmy Dupre said. "Now, the processing plants want to pay us a dollar a pound." Last Friday, shrimpers felt they... more »
  • Essence Fest Helps Sustain New Orleans Amid Spill

    July 2, 2010 5:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - For all the talk of the BP oil spill scaring tourists away from Louisiana and the beaches of Mississippi, Alabama and western Florida, one city in the region has stayed full of visitors since the crisis began. New Orleans has seen steady convention traffic and a... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest

    May 24, 2010 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers expect at least 80,000 people from across the United States and Europe to file into LSU Tiger Stadium Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer-director Quint Davis tells The Advocate that the number of ticket holders far exceeds his initial projections for the... more »

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