The Yambilee Festival has been a tradition for 66 years, but for the first time ever, there will be no festival this year. Yambilee board president Yvonne Normand says the decision to cancel the festival was not easy, but she felt she had no choice. Normand says at the last... more »
The Yambilee Festival is officially off and cooking in St. Landry Parish. Festival grounds opened last night. The event features pageants, cooking competitions, a carnival with zydeco and cajun music. As well as arts and crafts. The Yambilee parade rolls Sunday. Chef Paul Prudhomme will reign over the parade as... more »
Chef Paul Prudhomme has cooked for two Presidents, heads of states and American troops across the globe. But he has never reigned as a king - until now.
The Louisiana Yambilee, a grand sweet potato festival in Chef Paul's hometown of Opelousas, La, has named Prudhomme king of its... more »
Yambilee Festival 2009 is underway in Opelousas, and this year the festival is getting some national attention. A film crew with TLC is town documenting the festival for an upcoming series. "It features fun and different festivals and Pageants, so we're here at Yambilee festival to see who gets crowned... more »
The ribbon was cut to get this year's Yambilee festival into full swing. The festival continues through Sunday, October 25th. KATC has found out that The Learning Channel has contacted the Yambilee and is very interested in following the festival and pageant for one of their upcoming shows that will... more »