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2020 Cajun Chili Fest canceled

Posted at 12:10 PM, May 29, 2020

LAFAYETTE — The 2020 Cajun Chili Fest will not be held this year.

Organizers say that while this year's festival is canceled, they do plan to bring it back in 2021. The decision was made in consultation with local and state representatives of CASI (Chili Appreciation Society International) due to the uncertainties presented by the current COVID-19 public health emergency.

The festival is held annually at Blackham Coliseum in Lafayette. A date for the 2021 festival has not been set.

"Our sponsors, cooking teams and volunteers have all expressed support of this difficult decision, and we're grateful for them and for their commitment to next year's event," said Renee Menard, executive director of Family Promise of Acadiana, a local nonprofit serving homeless families.

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