Articles & Press Releases
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- Opelousas Selected for Sound Places 2017 - January 25, 2017View - Download
- Breizh Amerika Performs in Arnaudville - May 19, 2016View - Download
- Toby Rodriquez Wins Small Town Chef Award - May 19, 2016View - Download
- Lt. Governor Nungesser Visits St. Landry Parish During National Tourism Week - April 27, 2016View - Download
- French Week - April 8, 2016Download
- Cycle Zydeco Takes to the Road - March 31, 2016View - Download
- Lt. Gov. Nungesser Unveils Newly Installed Zydeco Cajun Prairie Byway Signage - March 3, 2016View - Download
- Lakeview Park & Beach Receives 2016 Louey Award - March 3, 2016View - Download
- A Mardi Gras Beer, Straight From Cajun Country - February 21, 2017
By Rachel Wharton/The New York Times
- 20 Places That Are Better In The Off Season - January 18, 2017
By Lily Rogers
- Film on Louisiana Culture and Food Featuring Tony Chachere's Selected to New York Food Film Festival - October 12, 2016
How the Taste of Louisiana Was Born, a documentary discovering the heartland of Cajun and Creole cuisine, has been selected to the New York Food Film Festival. This film paints a comprehensive picture of Cajun and Creole culture largely centered around family, companionship, regional independence, and the universal tie that binds -- their food.
- Louisiana’s Inseparable Friends Benevolent Society Roars Ahead Into New Century - October 7, 2016
Established to help local farmers in times of desperate need, this organization has evolved into a modern-day force for the greater good of all.
By Kreol International Magazine
- WYES cooks up 'Paul Prudhomme: Louisiana Legend' documentary special - September 28, 2016
A year after his death made headlines around the world, Paul Prudhomme -- the iconic Louisiana chef credited with bringing Cajun and Creole cuisine to the tables of America -- is returning to the airwaves one more time.
By Mike Scott
- The Louisiana Spice Blend That's a Pantry Essential - September 19, 2016
A history on Tony Chachere - the man and the spice.
By Sam Worley
- Visiter la Louisiane - Visit Louisiana - September 2, 2016
Everything you need to see and do in Louisiana, including details about the history of the state and its culture.
- 30 Top Landscape Architecture Projects Earn 2016 ASLA Professional Awards - September 1, 2016
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announces its 30 professional award recipients for 2016, including CARBO Landscape Architecture for the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission. Selected from 456 entries, the awards honor top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications and research projects in the U.S. and around the world.
- A French flame flickers in Cajun country: How Louisianans keep culture alive - February 22, 2016
ARNAUDVILLE, La. – The older folks in Cajun country recall the sting of corporal punishment — of the pain inflicted on their knees, knuckles and elsewhere by teachers working to beat the French out of them.
By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press
- The Decadent Revelry of Cajun Mardi Gras - February 22, 2016
Down in Eunice, Louisiana, the Courir de Mardis Gras is unlike anything you’ve seen on Bourbon Street, featuring outlandish DIY costumes, intense physicality, and, yes, at least one greased-up pole.
By Sarah Baird
- Top 10 Louisiana Mardi Gras Festivals That Aren't In New Orleans - January 22, 2016
By Matthew Holland
- St. Landry Parish: Louisiana Cajun Country - December 2, 2015
In St. Landry Parish there is a timelessness that marks the French language and culture.
- Landscapes and Blue Skies by Socially-Conscious Louisiana-Based Artists - September 2, 2015
Houston Press - "In A World" exhibit at Gallery Jatad
- Weekend Escape to Cajun Central - July 2, 2015
Lagniappe Magazine - Tourist-friendly Opelousas and Washington offer incredible cajun history, food, and culture.
By Brad Goins
- Crawfish 'n' Cracklin' - A Ramble Around Cajun Country - June 23, 2015
Neil Sowerby lets the good times roll on the Louisiana leg of his Deep South road trip.
By Neil Sowerby
- On the Trail of a Creole Pioneer, Struck Down, but Alive in Song - May 29, 2015
The New York Times - Amédé Ardoin, a creole prodigy, was one of the greatest accordion players ever to come out of south Louisiana. He changed Cajun music and laid down the roots for zydeco.
By Campbell Robertson
- Letting the Good Times Roll at Louisiana's Cycle Zydeco - May 16, 2015
Detroit Free Press - A 200-mile rolling Cajun culture festival featuring four days of bicycling, punctuated by the sounds of rubboards, fiddles and accordions, and fueled by po'boys, étouffée and jambalaya.
By Pam LeBlanc
- Our Favorite Southern Craft Beers, State by State - May 16, 2014
Southern Living - Straight out of Cajun country, this pale ale will make you want to throw a crawfish boil.
By Hannah Heyes
- A Cajun Life Food Cart – A Portland Food Cart Review - July 23, 2013
Portland Food Cart Adventures - Chris Fontenot makes The Food Cart Magic happen at the A Cajun Food Cart!
By Steven Shomler
- Antiques Road Trip: Old Schoolhouse in Washington, LA is a Treasure Hunter's Delight - July 18, 2013
Lake Charles American Press - For those who are interested in antiques and collectibles, a day trip to the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington, La is worth the drive.
By Donna Price
- Heart of Louisiana: The Beauty of Bayou Teche - May 29, 2013
Fox 8 WVUE*New Orleans - If you spend any time in South Louisiana, you've been near a bayou. But you get an entirely different experience if you can paddle a bayou in a canoe or kayak.
By Dave McNamara
- Bayou Teche Brewing named one of Top 10 best micro breweries in the US - May 17, 2013
The Independent - More accolades for our friends at the little brewery that could. Bayou Teche Brewing in Arnaudville has been named one of the 10 best micro breweries in these United States.
By Walter Pierce
- Cajun-Brewed Beer and Louisana Gumbo, the Real Cajun Two Step - April 19, 2013
TourLouisiana.com Blog - The search for who has the Best Gumbo in Louisiana continues in St. Landry Parish and St. Martin Parish.
By The Louisana Travelin' Man (Stu Barash)
- From Oil Spill to Innovation in Louisiana - April 8, 2013
PRWeb - The St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission has unveiled the first multi-touch tourism table exhibit in Louisiana.
- Arnaudville: Small Town, Big Ideas - March 1, 2013
The Independent - The Little Big Cup, which specializes in the classic Louisiana plate lunch is representative of the tides of change now being felt in the tiny Cajun-French community.
By Patrick Flanagan
- The Cajun Mardi Gras: Old World Tradition Preserved in South Louisiana - February 4, 2013
The Beach Resident - “Throw me somethin’, mister!” Mardi Gras in Cajun Country.
By Vernon Hobbs
- Mardi Gras Three Ways - January 18, 2013
Trailerlife.com - If you’ve never experienced Mardi Gras before, it’s best to start with the basics by attending some of the 50 parades taking place in and around New Orleans.
By Alan Rider
- 5 Places to Find France in North America - December 19, 2012
CNN Travel - Here are five enclaves in North America where French culture thrives.
By Margaret Loftus
- WAT.tv - March 1, 2012
Le "courir de mardi gras," une tradition en Louisiane