GMA on the Road in Ville Platte for the Smoked Meat Festival

Posted at 2:52 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 15:52:15-04
Good Morning Acadiana is On The Road! Throughout the week Dave, Katie, Abby, and Daniel will celebrate Evangeline Parish.

Then tune in Friday, May 17 as GMA broadcasts live from Ville Platte to preview the Smoked Meat Festival.

GMA On The Road

The Smoked Meat Festival started in 1992 dedicated to the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association. The two day festival is held in Ville Platte, LA also known as the “Smoked Meat Capital of the World.”  Today, the festival is hosted by the Viande Boucanne’ Inc. and the Ville Platte Lions Club whose goal is to honor ALL Military Veterans.

Festival Info:

Adults – $5.00 / Children 12 & Under – Free
ID’s Required
No Ice Chests Please

Friday, May 17, 2019

Gates Open at 4:00 PM

Bands: TBA

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Gates Open at 8:00 AM
9:00 AM till 11:00 AM Smoked Meat World Championship Cook-off

2:00 NOON  Opening Ceremony – Honoring our Military Men and Women

3:00 PM  Smoked Meat Championship Cookery Awards

Bands: TBA

For more information on the festival click here.