Have A Smokin' Good Time at Andouille Fest

Have a Smokin' Good Time at Andouille Fest 

St. John Parish's 44- year tradition celebrates a Louisiana cuisine staple.

Laplace , LA ( September 1, 2017) - Gumbo, jambalaya, red beans - what would these dishes be without the smoky essence of Andouille sausage?For centuries, Andouille,  a product created by the area's first German settlers, has been a staple ingredient in Louisiana's favorite dishes. For the last 43 years, St. John the Baptist Parish has honored the importance of this component not only to our menus but our heritage,  with an annual Andouille Festival. This year will be no different as the parish prepares to once again celebrate this delectable dish with the 44th Annual Andouille Festival, October 13th -15th in Laplace. 

The three- day festival features rides, bands, grounds of the St. John Community Center and Tom F . Daly Park in Laplace ( 2900 Highway 51). A second line parade kicks off a jam- packed event schedule which is expected to draw in nearly 30,000 people.  Other Notable events include: 

  • Andouille Pageant

  • Children's Art Tent 

  • Dang Douille Eating Contest

  • Gumbo Kick-Off

  • Jazz Brunch

  • Gospel Show 

Arts and Crafts vendors will be setup for early holiday shopping while food vendors will provide delicious Cajun and Creole dishes featuring Andouille.

The festival began in 1972  as a fundraiser for the Laplace Volunteer Fire Department and has now evolved into a parish sponsored event. Proceeds support nonprofit organizations and local businesses. Find more information including the complete music schedule, food vendors and all information " Andouille" on the Andouille Festival website at www.andouillesfestival.com 

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