St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

The 44th Annual Andouille Festival Announces Weekend Events Line-Up

  The 44th Annual Andouille Festival Announces Weekend Events Line-Up

Festival events include a cook-off, second line, eating contest, run and more

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


St. John the Baptist Parish - The 44th Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company LP is set to take place from Friday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. In true New Orleans style, this year’s festival will include a second line, The Andouille Run, Dang Douille Eating Contest, Andouille Cook-off and more at the St. John the Baptist Community Center, located at 2900 Highway 51 in LaPlace.  In addition, the festival will be accepting food pantry donations for hurricane victims along the Gulf Coast. For those that bring a canned food item to donate, admission will cost just one dollar on Friday night.


For a complete list of festival events, registration forms and more information, please visit An overview of the weekend’s event can be found below.


Friday, October 13, 2017:

6 p.m. - Midnight

  • $1 Night – bring a canned good and adults get in for just $1
  • First-Ever RTC/Home Furnishing Football Fan Zone

Saturday, October 14, 2017:

11 a.m.  - Midnight

  • First-Ever RTC/Home Furnishing Football Fan Zone
  • Gumbo Cook Off
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Dang Douille Eating Contest
  • Children’s Art Tent

Sunday, October 15, 2017:

11 a.m.  -  9 p.m.

  • Annual Andouille Run
  • Gospel Tent
  • Second Line Parade
  • Children’s Art Tent

The Andouille Festival will feature music, festivities, great times and food cooked with andouille, the delectable sausage for which the festival was named. Thousands of people gather each year at the parish tradition to participate in the many events the festival has to offer.

This year’s music lineup features Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Mojeaux, 4 Unplugged, Faith Becnel and the Music Krewe, Catch22, Chee Weez, Phat Hat, Gina Brown & Anutha Level, Dwayne Dopsie & The Zydeco Hellraisers, DJ Captain Charles, Zulu Walking Warriors and Mardi Gras Indians, Changing Times Band and more. Additionally, official festival posters and Pay-One-Price Ride Bracelets are currently available for sale at the St. John Parish Economic Development Department, Matherne's Supermarket in LaPlace and Don's Supermarket and Greg's Supermarket in Reserve. Posters are also available at Roussel’s Antiques and Jewelry.

The Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company LP is sponsored by EuroChem, Entergy, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, Denka Performance Elastomer, Noranda Alumina, Inc., Pin Oak Terminal LLC, Reserve Telecommunications (RTC,) Cumulus, Cox Media, Where Y’at Magazine and OffBeat Media.

For more information regarding the Andouille Festival, please visit Follow the Andouille Festival on Facebook at