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Cajun Heritage Festival hosts 39th Annual event June 6 & 7

Cajun Heritage Festival hosts 39th Annual event June 6 & 7

The Larose Regional Park and Civic Center once again is the site of the Cajun Heritage Festival, a traditional wooden duck decoy show and auction, celebrating its 39th year of culture.

Attendees can watch as skilled craftsmen and artisans demonstrate the timeless tradition of decoy carving, duck calling contests and plenty of great Cajun food prepared by the Civic Center. Some of the featured menu items include jambalaya, white beans, seafood gumbo and beignets.

The Festival opens to the public at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 6, with decoy judging beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Decoy carvers will be on hand demonstrating their talents and skills as well as providing free carving, texturing and painting seminars both Saturday and Sunday.

Be sure and stay for the free 3 p.m. duck calling contest which is open to anyone across five divisions.
On Sunday, the doors again open at 9 a.m. and features a duckhead whittling contest, awards presentation and a decoy auction featuring approximately 200 works of art available to the highest bidder.

This year's Festival honors C.J. Knobloch, Jr., the son a blacksmith with more than 50 years of duck decoy carving experience.

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To register as a carver, crafter or vendor, contact Robbie Matherne at (985) 228-0845 or visit, or for general information call the Larose Civic Center office at (985) 693-7355.