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GMA Dave Trips: Church Point

Enjoy Small Town Life
Posted at 4:30 AM, Nov 13, 2020

If you're looking for the small town feel, with a little distance between you and the bigger cities, and quick access to both, Church Point may be the place for you!

Tucked in the corner of Acadia Parish is the town of Church Point. With nearly 4500 residents, Church Point is in a good place for growth.

Church Point Wholesale is now delivering to six states, and Richards Meat Processing is expanding. In addition, the town is building the new Acadia St. Landry hospital. Church Point will most likely become home for hundreds of new families.

It's not just the economics attracting people to Church Point, it's the small town atmosphere. The town is relatively close to U.S. 190, I-49 and I-10. This allows people to enjoy that small town life, without giving up the opportunity to work and visit the larger towns and cities.

The Jesuits arrived and established a church. Le Vieux Presbytere housed the town's priests for over 100 years, and it still stands today. It's a museum now, hopefully opening again once restrictions ease.

Parc du Vieux Depot has several events throughout the year, and it's a nice place to enjoy some fresh air.

For three decades, the Buggy Festival was held in June. It was originally a fundraiser for the Acadia St. Landry Hospital, later growing into the annual festival. Unfortunately, this tradition no longer happens, but everywhere you look, you'll see hints noting Church Point as the Buggy Capital of the World.

Cajun Woodstock has taken roots. People enjoy music, dancing and food, while benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

There are so many things "Cajun" here in Church Point. But if you really want to experience something unique, Mardi Gras is the time for you.

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File image from Courir de Mardi Gras

Church Point has an authentic Courir de Mardi Gras. It includes all of the costumes, horseback riding, the traditional gathering of the gumbo ingredients, and of course, the chicken chase.