Boogie on Down to the Cajun Food Fest

Enjoy authentic jambalaya and more at the Cajun Food Fest in Kaplan, LA

A celebration of Acadian heritage

Louisiana is famous for food festivals—and its food in general—which is a quality I love about it.  In fact, any mention of “food festival” piques my interest.  The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest that takes place in Kaplan, LA on Cushing Boulevard the first weekend of October is certainly such a festival as it brings local cuisine, friendly culture, and a unique shopping experience together all in the name of camaraderie and charity.

Run—or boogie—to the Cajun Food Fest After Party

The Louisiana Cajun Food Fest’s main fundraiser is the Boogie on the Boulevard 5K, which precedes the festival and takes place in downtown Kaplan in early October.  Boasting that it’s been voted the best after-party of any race in Louisiana, it’s got my attention.

The after party looks promising (well worth the run) with all participants being treated to Cajun jambalaya as they cross the finish line and plenty or beer, soda, and water to wash it all down with.  They will also serve fruit and snacks.

Something for everyone to sink their teeth into

The Louisiana Cajun Food Festival brings something a little different to the streets of downtown Kaplan from other Louisiana food fests. Rather than focusing on a specific cuisine, this food fest is a panoply of local flavors brought by local vendors.

In much the same way the cuisine will bring something to the proverbial table for everyone, so will the festival.

• The festival will have an Open Car Show for cars, truck, and motorcycles where enthusiasts (my husband) can enter for a small fee.  There will be judging in the morning and awards in the late afternoon.

• For the kids, there will be children’s activities

• And for those looking to find something local to take back home, they’ll have craft booths and craft vendors.

Live entertainment is scheduled throughout the day keeping the party going from the word ‘go’ at the Boogie starting line until the jambalaya disappears.

The Cajun Food Fest’s proceeds go toward charitable do-gooding (the best kind of do-gooding).  So, if you want to eat, drink, and enjoy a relaxing day in Acadian country—all for a good cause—head to Kaplan in October and discover what local Louisiana Cajun cookin’ is all about.

Want to see what the “best race after party in Louisiana” is all about?  Like the Louisiana Cajun Food Festival’s Facebook page and get all the info on how to attend and how to participate.

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