Rougarou Fest


The Rougarou Fest is a FREE family-friendly festival with a spooky flair that celebrates the rich folklore that exists along the bayous of Southeast Louisiana. It showcases live music, cultural activities, children’s activities, Cajun food, the Krewe Ga Rou parade, and so much more. All proceeds go to the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, a nonprofit organization that is revolutionizing how we think, teach and learn about Louisiana’s disappearing coast.

Rougarou Fest opens Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 10AM and closes Saturday night at 10PM. The Fest reopens Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 10AM and closes at 5PM.

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What To Expect

Saturday, October 26

10AM    # Blessing of the Grounds & National Anthem

11AM    #  Exploring Louisiana Folktales

Noon     #  Hurricane Stories

* The Soul Survivors

1PM       # Costume Making

2PM      # Rougarou Storytelling with Glen Pitre

* Chaos of the Cosmos

3PM      # Nutria Pardoning

4PM      # Costume Contest (Registration begins at 1pm)

* Jamie Lynn Vessels

6PM      * The Monochromes

7PM         Krewe Ga Rou Parade

8PM      * Nonc Nu and the Wild Matous

9PM      # Pumpkin Lighting

10PM    Rougarou Fest Closes

Sunday, October 27

9AM      # ZydeFLOW Community Yoga

10AM    Rougarou Fest Opens

11AM    # The Gourmand Games

* Southern Boys

Noon     #  Traditional Knowledge of Medicinal Plants

1PM      # Conversations on Louisiana French

* Sheauxdown

2PM     # First Nation Crafts using Native Materials

3PM      * LA Tradition Bearer Award

* Sweet Crude

5PM      Rougarou Sweep

Rougarou Fest Ends


* BHP’s Gris Gris Music Stage

# Courthouse Square

The Rougarou Fest narrative stage is supported by the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, Louisiana Division of the Arts and the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. The workshop was in partnership with the Louisiana Folklore Society and the Acadiana Center for the Arts.