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Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is officially underway

Traditional cutting of the boudin marks the beginning of the festival
Posted at 6:50 PM, Oct 11, 2019

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is officially underway after the cutting of the boudin happened at 5 pm. Earlier today several festival goers started arriving from all over. Many who are in town are excited for the dancing.

Enrique and his wife Erin Medina-Rodgers are from Austin.

"People have a lot of fun dancing, even if you don't know what you're doing you do whatever you like," Enrique said.

The couple say they started coming three years ago due to their love of dancing. They tied the knot last weekend. This weekend they're spending the weekend how they want - dancing.

"So we watch different people and their dance, so we learn new things to do with our steps," Enrique said.

Newcomer Marie Cadieux comes from New Brunswick to share more information about her culture.

"People can stop, talk, ask questions, maybe grab a French book for children learning French, just enjoy the music and talk to us," Cadieux said.

Cadieux's booth is located next to the volunteer registration booth. She is joined by musicians and cooks all from New Brunswick.

"I mean I would love to go out and dance also but I doubt there's time for that, well see," Cadieux said.

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles runs through Sunday. For more information on the festival, click here.