Wednesday, July 09, 2014
St. John the Baptist Parish - St. John the Baptist Parish will host the 41stAnnual Andouille Festival on Friday, October 17ththrough Sunday, October 19th at the Highway 51 Park and St. John Community Center.
The Festival is an exhilarating celebration of savory foods that feature andouille, performing arts, outdoor entertainment, crafts, and activities for the entire family. The festival is in its third and hopefully final location, as it was originally initiated in 1972 at the drag strip as a fundraiser for the LaPlace Volunteer Fire Department. The festival has evolved into a parish-sponsored event which supports non-profit organizations and local businesses, while providing a wholesome, fun filled weekend for residents and visitors.
Festival organizers plan to unveil a greater variety of entertainment, events, rides, vendors, and program partners this year, promoting St. John the Baptist Parish as "The Andouille Capital of the World." Applications for food and craft booths are now available online at www.andouillefestival.com or at the St. John Economic Development Office, 1801 W. Airline Hwy, LaPlace.The deadline to submit an applicationis August 8, 2014. For more information, please contact the St. John Parish Economic Development Office at 985-652-9569.
As activities and events are finalized, additional information will be placed on the Andouille Festival website at www.andouillefestival.com. The 2013 Miss Andouille Queen Elise Deaton and Teen Andouille Queen Jade Brady will relinquish their crowns at the annual Miss and Teen Andouille Pageants scheduled for Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. John Theatre. Applications for the pageant will be available beginning August 9.