Louisiana Festival Named Best Festival of 2023
Louisiana is known for its festivals. There are tons of festivals held all over the state of Louisiana every year. Some are about food while some celebrate wildlife from the state. Some festivals celebrate rice, crawfish, boudin, cracklins, rabbit, and so many other things indicative of Louisiana.
Then you have festivals that celebrate the landscape and activities in Louisiana like the Fur & Wildlife, Cajun Music, Marshland, Crossroads, Swine or Pig, fishing, and hunting-type festivals. All those festivals take place once a year around the state in different towns in Louisiana.
Every year, the Louisiana Travel Association holds the Louey Awards. According to the press release, The award is to honor and showcase individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Louisiana tourism industry.
The ceremony was held in New Orleans and the winner for the 2023 festival season was the Louisiana Food and Wine Festival which is held right here in Southwest Louisiana.
Candy Rodriguez, the Director of Communications for Visit Lake Charles, gave us a little insight into what the Louisiana Food and Wine Festival is all about. She said,
The inaugural Louisiana Food and Wine Festival, hosted by Visit Lake Charles, magnificently blends Louisiana’s culinary heritage with the vibrant Southern spirit. From Sept. 14 to Sept. 17, 2023, across Southwest Louisiana, the festival featured signature events such as Louisiana’s Celebrity Chefs Wine Dinner, Louisiana-Inspired Master Classes, Fire on the Lake, Grand Tasting and Sunday Jazz Brunch.
Attracting over 3,000 attendees from 14 states, Canada and Prince Edward Island, the event was lauded for its exceptional value and benefit to the local economy.
That is pretty impressive to win this prestigious award in the inaugural year of the festival. congrats to all who were involved and worked hard to bring the Louisiana Food and Wine Festival to Southwest Louisiana. We are looking forward to this year's event.
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