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The South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff is one of the most unique festivals in Louisiana. Held annually at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, the festival celebrates its 9th year this October with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming. The festival is a cooperative of south Louisiana musicians, artists and southern culture enthusiasts, creating an unprecedented gathering of south Louisiana’s hottest roots bands, as well as a number of groups from all over the country. Live performances range from Cajun & Zydeco, to Creole, Swing, Hot Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Irish & Old-Time. Plus, an old-fashioned black pot cook-off, accordion contest, called square dancing, and ample camping space for tents & RV’s. Learn more at


Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 12.29.18 PM Black Pot Camp precedes Black Pot Festival each year. There’s music classes in Cajun fiddle, accordion, guitar, Old time banjo, guitar, fiddle, Swing jazz, & songwriting. It’s not really genre specific and not simply “Cajun camp” but of course we draw heavily on our local resources which are considerable.

There’s also dances every night, with dance instruction during the day, some of the best food you’ve ever had, as well as cooking classes.  All this takes place in an interactive laid back environment at Lakeview Park, in a little town called Eunice, Louisiana, about an hours drive from Lafayette. Learn more at