The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival is an annual event held in Cameron, Louisiana each year. There are a number of different activities available, and this year, they included a beauty pageant for children up to the age of six who lived in Cameron Parish. In addition, there is trap shooting, a carnival and a band. Attendees were also given the opportunity to participate in a duck and goose calling contest, which was fun for all ages and there was a parade when the festival was halfway through its second day.
Billed as “One of the Coldest and Oldest Festivals in Louisiana”, Cameron Louisiana has been welcoming visitors each year to this unique festival since 1955. Originally being held with very little money, people willing to follow a dream and not much more, it has grown to a two day festival that offers fun for the entire family at a reasonable cost. The raccoon was chosen as the mascot that year and continues to be honored as such each year, to the delight of many.
Cameron, Louisiana is a small town without many residents. Devestated by hurricanes in 2005 and 2008, the proud residents have continued to host this event. It is an important event that is symbolic of the pride associated with Southerners, in their roots, their families and themselves.