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11 Jul

When Did the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Start?

The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival is one of the oldest traditions in Louisiana. This annual event was originally founded by the late Congressman T.A Thompson in 1955. This festival features a parade, as well as many other exciting events. The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival takes place every January at the fairgrounds in downtown Cameron, Louisiana.

One of the highlights of the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival is the Cajun music and dancing. Several live entertainment acts are set to take the stage. People always enjoy the oyster shucking and skeet shooting competitions, as well.Get more information here. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/18/4569131/renamed-cajun-festival-spices.html Other contests include trap shooting, muskrat skinning, duck calling and goose calling contests. The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival features pageants each year, where local babies, children and teens compete for trophies and titles. The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Queen is also crowned at the end of the pageant. The dog trials are a favorite part of the festival for many people and are back for the first time since Hurricane Rita swept through the area in 2005.

The gumbo cook-off is the highlight for many festival visitors. Cookbooks are available for sale that feature local recipes and photos from the previous year’s festival. The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival is steeped in Cajun tradition and is a must see for anyone visiting the area.

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