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Festivals Acadiens et Créoles
October 10-12, 2008
Girard Park & Downtown
Lafayette, Louisiana

Celebrate the rhythm of Cajun and Creole life at Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in Lafayette, the heart of French Louisiana. Dance to a traditional waltz. Two-step to the upbeat rhythms of accordions, fiddles and ti fers (triangles). Step back in time as traditional crafters demonstrate their artistry. Festivals Acadiens et Créoles pays tribute to the Cajun and Creole cultures with a combination of FREE festivals. Held the second weekend in October! 

2008 Schedule

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles Kickoff in Downtown Lafayette 
Friday, October 10

11:30 Bach Lunch and Boudin Cutting  Parc Sans Souci, Downtown Lafayette
Featuring Cajun du Nord. Presented by the Lafayette Natural History Museum & Planetarium.

Downtown Alive!
Friday, October 10

Parc International, Downtown Lafayette

5:30 Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars
7:00 Zachary Richard

Lafayette Breakfast Sertoma Club Festivals Acadiens 5K Run
Saturday | October 11 | Girard Park
806 E St Mary, Lafayette
5K run through Girard Park and Oil Center. Registration at 7 a.m., start at 8 a.m. $15 early registration, $20 race day.
(337) 988-5199 (Glenn Ory), gory@bellsouth.net

Festival de Musique Acadienne
Saturday & Sunday | October 11 - 12 | Girard Park
Festival de Musique Acadienne, celebrating 32 years of entertainment, showcases the best of Cajun and Zydeco music at the annual Festivals Acadiens beneath the spreading oaks of Girard Park in Lafayette, LA. It originated as the Tribute to Cajun Music Festival, an event that was designed to attract and educate the younger generation to the traditional values of the Cajun culture. Festival de Musique Acadienne now attracts Louisiana's best Cajun and Zydeco bands and draws thousands of people from across the country and around the world.

Festival Stage Presented by Office of Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu
Saturday, October 11
10:30 - 11:30 Jesse Legé & the Southern Ramblers
11:30 - 12:30 Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun
12:30 - 1:30 Horace Trahan, Matt Doucet & the Huval Family
1:30 - 3:00 Jambalaya + Belton Richard + D.L. Menard
3:00 - 4:00 Feufollet
4:00 - 5:30 Geno Delafose
5:30 - 7:00 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Sunday, October 12
11:00 - 12:00 Jason Frey & Friends
12:00 - 1:00 Cedric Watson & Friends
1:00 - 2:00 Racines
2:00 - 3:30 Lafayette Rhythm Devils
3:30 - 5:00 1755
5:00 - 6:30 Wayne Toups ZydeCajun

Heritage Stage Presented by LUS
Saturday, October 11
11:00 - 12:00 Briggs Brown & the Bayou Cajuns
12:00 - 1:00 Dog Hill Stompers
1:00 - 2:00 Lost Bayou Ramblers
2:00 - 3:15 Cory Ledet Zydeco Band
3:15 - 4:30 Savoy Family Band
4:30 - 5:45 Red Stick Ramblers
5:45 - 7:00 Bonsoir Catin

Sunday, October 12
10:30 - 11:30 Magnolia Sisters
11:30 - 12:30 T-Salé
12:30 - 1:30 Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
1:30 - 2:30 The Bluerunners
 2:30 - 3:45 Balfa Toujours
3:45 - 5:00 Pine Leaf Boys
5:00 - 6:30 Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars

La Salle de Danse Presented by World Cultural Economic Forum
Saturday, October 11

11:30-12:45 Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins

12:45 - 1:45 Classic Cajun & Creole Dancing facilitated by HArold Bernard & Millie Ortego 
1:45 - 3:00  Dexter Ardoin & the Creole Ramblers
3:00 - 4:15 Sheryl Cormier & The Cajun Sounds
4:15 - 5:30 Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha-Chas

Sunday, October 12
12:15 - 1:30 Donny Broussard & Louisiana Stars
1:30 - 2:45 Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys
2:45 - 4:00 Felton Lejeune & the Cajun Cowboys
4:00 - 5:30 Walter Mouton & the Scott Playboys

Scène Atelier Presented By Louisiana Folk Roots
Saturday & Sunday | October 11 - 12 | Girard Park
Louisiana Folk Roots celebrates Louisiana's culture at the source and explores the cultural traditions that make this corner of the world such an amazing place.

Have the urge to learn Cajun accordion? Need to knock the dust off the fiddle that?s been in your closet for too long? Want to know how to make your very own Mardi Gras costume for your next courir? Want to find out what in the world a courir is? Then you've come to the right place!

The Louisiana Folk Roots Workshop Stage will immerse you in these different aspects of culture that are unique only to Louisiana. Whether it's the music, the dancing, the language and oral traditions, the natural history of this beautiful state, or all these things that draws you here, Louisiana Folk Roots is your connection at Festivals Acadiens.

 

Saturday, October 11
11:00 - 12:00 Inside "Zydeco!" with Elisa Monte, Jonno Frishberg & Jeffery Broussard
12:15 - 1:15 Cajun & Zydeco Accordion Styles
1:30 - 2:30 Music from Old Upper Louisiana with Dennis Stroughmatt & Friends
2:45 - 3:45 Steel Guitar Summit
4:00 - 5:15 A capella ballads from Maine to La. & beyond with Lucie Ouellette, Marce Lacouture & Isabeau
5:30 - 6:30 Cajun Meets Country

Sunday, October 12
11:30 - 12:30 Old-Time Cajun Duo: Chris Segura & Peppy Carmello
12:45 - 1:45 Acadie meets Acadiana: 1755 with Barry Ancelet
2:00 - 3:00 From Scott to Quebec: A conversation with Zachary Richard & Barry Ancelet
3:15 - 4:15 Songs and Stories with Jane Vidrine & Ann Savoy
4:30 - 5:30 Lap Steel Guitar in Cajun and Zydeco Music with Mark Meaux, Willy Golden and Adrian Huval

Louisiana Folk Roots Jam des Amis Tent
Saturday & Sunday | October 11 - 12 | Girard Park
1:00 - 4:15 Cajun and Creole Jam des Amis sessions led by professional musicians. All players are welcome!

Culture Sur la Table (Culture on the Table)
Presented By Electrolux USA
Saturday & Sunday | October 11 ? 12 | Girard Park
Join us for one of Festivals Acadiens' newest features - a food demo tent. Culture Sur la Table will present area chefs, home cooks and others demonstrating how some of your favorite dishes get from the field to the table.

Saturday, October 11
12:00 - 12:45 Chef Jude Tauzin - Catahoula's
1:00 - 1:45 Wanda Barras Goat Cheese Maker
2:00 - 2:45 Stan Dry - Oilfield Cooking
3:00 - 4:00 Crystal Rice Plantation - Rice & Crawfish Farming

Sunday, October 12
12:15 - 1:00 Wanda Barras Goat Cheese Maker
1:15 - 2:00 Boudin Making - Masters Class
2:15 - 3:00  Crystal Rice Plantation - Rice & Crawfish Farming
3:15 - 4:00 Greg and Mary Sonnier (New Orleans)

La Place des Petits
Saturday & Sunday | October 11 - 12 | Girard Park
Festivals Acadiens 2008 invites all the little ones to La Place des Petits! Enjoy games, crafts, face painting and music focusing on the rich francophone culture of Acadiana. Be sure to check out the tent behind the Folk Roots Workshop near the playground at Girard Park both Saturday and Sunday for tons of fun and a great way for les petits to learn about the heritage of francophone Louisiana.

Saturday, October 11
All Day  Les Amis and Alliance Française Information table
Face painting - Lead by Les Amis
Inside tent:
12:00 - 2:00 Instrument Making (Banjos, Kazoos, Rub Boards/Accordions) - Lead by Alliance Française
1:15 - 2:15 Music-Dance Circle - Lead by Jim Phillips and Christy Leichty
2:30 - 3:30 Guitar Ensemble - Lead by Jane Vidrine
4:00 - 5:00 Kids' Jam - Lead by Kristi Guillory or others
Outside tent:
12:00 - 3:00 Games - Lead by Lyne Mitchell, Catherine Bricelj, and the French Immersion teachers
3:00 - 5:00 Pétanque Demonstration - Lead by Mike LeBlanc

Sunday, October 12
All Day Les Amis and Alliance Française Information table
Face painting - Lead by Les Amis
Inside tent:
12:00 - 2:00 Instrument Making (Banjos, Kazoos, Rub Boards/Accordions) - Lead by Alliance Française
1:15 - 2:15 Music-Dance Circle - Lead by Jim Phillips and Christy Leichty
2:30 - 3:30 Music and Danses Rondes - Lead by Marce Lacouture
4:00 - 5:00 Kids' Jam - Lead by Kristi Guillory or others
Outside tent:
12:00 - 3:00 Games - Lead by Lyne Mitchell, Catherine Bricelj, and the French Immersion teachers
3:00 - 5:00 Pétanque Demonstration - Lead by Mike LeBlanc

Louisiana Crafts Fair
Saturday & Sunday | October 11 - 12 | Girard Park
The Louisiana Crafts Fair presents traditional and fine artists and craftspeople from across Louisiana.The Louisiana Crafts Guild, a non-profit statewide organization created for the professional craftsperson, hosts the Louisiana Craft Fair. The Craft Fair will be held in Girard Park near Girard Park Lake and admission is free, making the entire festival a free event. The Louisiana Craft Fair will feature dozens of crafts booths. Dozens of craftspeople will be on hand selling their wares. Some of the crafts available include wood furniture, jewelry, Houma Indian crafts, gourds, pottery, kaleidoscopes, stained glass, soaps, musical instruments, photography, pen and ink drawings and silk.

Artists:
Kenny Greig, Copper Fish/Stained Glass/Wood
Tommy Myers, Birdhouses
Phoebe Tarver, Clay Pendants
Herbert Johnston, Turned Wood
Pa Juneau, Metal Sculpture
Suzanne Juneau, Jewelry
Kelly Guidry, Sculpture
Laura Teague, Jewelry
Deborah Byrd, Stained Glass
Luis Perez, Wood Sculpture
Sher Chappell, Icon Art
David Varnado, Handmade Soaps
Janet Theriot, Jewelry
Frank Thompson, Glass Crosses
Gerald Judice, Turned Wood
Lee Palmer, Jewelry
Sherry Lutz, Pottery
Babeth Schlegel, Jewelry
Carnie Frizzell, Stained Glass
Jerilyn Lavergne, Fused Glass Chimes
Michelle Fontenot, Stained Glass
Allen Crochet, Wood Relief Carvings
Carol Thibodeaux, Gourds/Painted Screens
Bebo Daniel, Wood Art
Chris des Jardins, Jewelry
Nancy Eaves, Jewelry
Chap Gary, Blown Glass
Miles Peterson, Wood Furniture
Betsy Meyers-Green, Jewelry
Phil Coghill, Kaleidoscopes & Turned Wood
Leslie Leonpacher, Mosaics/Tile Art
Susan Carver, Metal Sculpture
William Sonnier, Metal Sculpture
Shine Sonnier, Metal Sculpture
Cindy Adams, Candles
David Bergeron, Wood Accessories
Lori Felix, Mixed Media
David Wortman, Pottery
Emily Wortman, Pottery
Michaelene Mouton, Mosaics
Don Brasseaux, Wood Furniture
Jeff Aucoin, Carved Wood
Rocky Broome, Pottery
Candice Alexander, Print Making
Tom Glorioso, Turned Wood
Luann Duhon, Pottery & Clay Fish
Hal Guidry, Wood Crosses
Shirley DeVard, Jewelry
Beatrix Bell, Jewelry
Terri Kennedy, Pottery
Ann Odell, Necktie Accessories
Cathy Cooper-Stratton, Metal Accessories
Annie Hendrix, Clay Chimes & Sculpture
Anita Hughes, Pottery
Angi Riehl, Lampworked Glass

Invited Guests: 
Terry Thibodeaux, Books
Lionel Key Jr., Carved Canes & File Maker
T Don Landry, Rubboards
Children's Museum of Acadiana  
Bon Cajun Instruments, Musical Instruments
Kent Hutslar Photography

Bayou Food Festival
Saturday & Sunday | October 11 - 12 | Girard Park
C?est bon (That?s good) is the best way to describe authentic Cajun and Creole cooking, and nowhere in the world is the variety greater than at the Festivals Acadiens Bayou Food Festival in Lafayette, LA. Try fried soft-shell crab, shrimp étouffée, barbecue boudin, crawfish fettuccine, corn and crab bisque, meat pies, catfish courtbouillion, wild game jambalaya, bread pudding and pralines. You can find all this and more as the area?s best restaurants and caterers turn out to showcase their finest specialties.
  
À La Carte
Soft Shell Crab Poboy - $7.00
Meat Pies - $5.00
Fried Chicken on a Stick - $5.00

Bon Creole
Cajun Burgers - $4.00
Crawfish Spinach Boat - $6.00 
Red Beans & Rice w/ Sausage - $5.00  
Bon Creole Potatoes - $5.00
Crawfish Poboy - $6.00

Broussard's Cajun Cookin
Cabbage Roll w/ Rice - $4.00
Cabbage Roll w/ Cornmeal - $4.00 
Catfish Courtbouillon - $5.00
Chevrettes en Brochette - $6.00 
Tit Gateau sec "cookies" - $2.00 
Tarte - $4.00

Café des Amis
Meatball Stew - $5.00
Chicken Fricassee - $5.00
White Chocolate Bread Pudding - $5.00
Fresh Fruit Salad - $5.00

Cajun Unlimited  
Fried Shrimp on a Stick - $5.00 
Gator on a Stick - $5.00
Cajun Onion Blossom - $5.00 
Grilled Pork Kabobs - $4.00
Grilled Chicken Breast on a Stick - $5.00 
Spicy Potato Ribbon Fries - $4.00

Charlie T's 
Cracklins - $4.00
Boudin - $2.00 
Boudin Balls - $1.00
BBQ Pork Chop Sandwich - $4.00

Chet's Grill
Philly Cheesesteak - $6.00
Cajun Sausage on a Stick - $5.00
Meatball Sandwich - $6.00

Creole Lunch House
Creole's Stuffed Breads - $4.00
Creole's Old Fashioned Syrup Cake - $2.00

Fezzo's Crowley - Scott
Seafood Étouffée over Fried Catfish - $7.00
Seafood Étouffée over Rice - $6.00 
Fried Catfish Poboy - $6.00
Seafood Nachos - $7.00

iMonelli's
Smoked Shrimp & Tasso over Penne Pasta - $5.00
Seafood Gumbo - $7.00
Crab Cakes - $5.00
Sausage Poboys - $5.00
Homemade Ice Cream - $3.00

Lagneaux's  
Seafood Jambalaya - $5.00
Shrimp Étouffée - $4.00
Fried Shrimp Poboy - $5.00
Alligator Poboy - $5.00
Fried Frog Legs - $5.00

Miss Mary's Pralines 'n' Things
Celebrity Pralines - $1.50
Almond Crunch - $1.50
Sugar Dipped Pecans - $2.50
Cajun Spiced Pecans - $2.50
Chocolate Covered Pecans - $2.50
2 Chocolate Chip Cookies - $1.50

Original Don's Seafood
Bite size Fried Catfish - $5.00
Crawfish Fettuccine - $5.00
Shrimp Jambalaya - $4.00
Bread Pudding w/Rum Sauce - $3.00

Pat's Downtown  
Crawfish Enchilada - $5.00
Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya - $4.00 
Crawfish Étouffée Potato - $5.00 
Plain Stuffed Potato - $4.00
Fried Shrimp Potato - $5.00 
Fried Shrimp Wrap - $5.00
Peach Cobbler - $2.00

Poopsie's Beignets
Beignets - $4.00

Poupart Bakery
Shrimp Fríant - $5.00
French Spinach Bread Bowl - $5.00
Crawfish Pistollette - $4.00
Shrimp & Tasso Pasta - $5.00
Pepperoni Basil Bread - $5.00
Chocolate Éclairs - $2.00
Cookies - $2.00

Randol's  
Crawfish Corn Macque Choux - $5.00 
Chicken & Sausage Gumbo - $5.00
Bacon Jack Chicken Pasta - $5.00

Taylor's Snowballs
Snowballs - $3.00

Restaurants accept CASH only. Drink vendors accept TICKETS only.10 tickets are $5. Tickets are sold ONLY in strips of 10.


Parking & Shuttle info:
Free parking Saturday and Sunday at Cajun Field. Shuttle is $1 per person to Girard Park. Elderly and handicapped parking is available on a first come basis at the parking lot next to Earl K. Long Gym on Girard Park Circle.

Absolutely no ice chests allowed on festival grounds. For safety purposes, barbecue pits, glass containers, bicycles, RV?s, pet and skateboards are also not allowed.

Official festival site: www.FestivalsAcadiens.com

Schedule subject to change.