The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival is held yearly during January in Cameron, Louisiana. The schedule is full of activities that both the young and old enjoy. Let’s take a look at what will be at the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival.
A carnival with games and rides will be set up on the fairgrounds. There will be special bands providing music for dances, and everyone will enjoy eating at the food booths. A city parade is one of the festival’s highlights. Competitions
Competitions will run the gamut of outdoor life in Louisiana. Trap setting, skeet shooting, nutria and muskrat skinning, oyster shucking and duck and goose calling are a sample of what to expect. This year, much to the delight of the visitors, the hunting dog trials were back.
Lavish pageants will be held in several divisions. There is a 0-6 year old division, the Miss Cameron division, the King Fur division and the favorite pageant of all: the Festival Queen.
The gumbo cook-off
The competing teams prepare gumbo for a minimum of 20 people, choosing between seafood, chicken or wild game for their meat. A sample will be presented to the judges to taste, after which visitors will have the opportunity to sample the different recipes as well.