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Visiting Cajun Country
It's the perfect time of year for a getaway. Lafayette visitors can experience Louisiana’s unique and famous ecosystem, lined with moss draped cypress trees and sleeping alligators, through easy day trips to Cajun Country communities like Franklin, Morgan City, and Gray. Rich natural resources abound, from the Atchafalaya Delta and Marsh Island State Wildlife Refuge to the Rockefeller State Game Preserve and Sabine National Wildlife Refuge.
Lafayette and Lake Charles are regional urban hubs and two of the state's largest cities, but that hasn't muted their Cajun character. Visitors can feast on famous Cajun and Creole cuisine at Prejean’s Restaurant in Lafayette, Billedeaux’s Cajun Kitchen in Lake Charles, or take in variety of regional culture at Lafayette’s Festivals Acadiens et Créoles in October. The 2014 iteration runs October 10th through the 12th, featuring the Bayou Food Festival, Louisiana Craft Fair and Festival de Musique.
School is back in session at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, the state’s second largest campus. UL Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns athletic teams are the pride of sports fans throughout southern Louisiana. Catch a Ragin’ Cajun fall football games at “The Swamp” or Cajun Field and don’t miss a men’s or women’s basketball game at the Cajundome. If you’re on campus in October, the 2014 Acadiana Wine & Food Festival is hosted at the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum.
Celebrate the shrimp harvest in Morgan City at Louisiana’s oldest chartered harvest festival, the 2014 Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival. Honoring two economic lifelines to Cajun Country, the 2014 festival is the 79th year for this four-day, Labor Day weekend event. Taste authentic Cajun cooking like fried alligator, jambalaya, and shrimp, take a seat under the oaks at Morgan City’s Lawrence Park to enjoy live music, run a 5K, join the golf tournament, or browse more than 100 arts and crafts tents showcasing the south’s finest craftsmen.
Tour Morgan City's magnificent antebellum homes, dressed in traditional Victorian holiday décor, for a magical Christmas experience. Cruise down tree-lined streets lined with twinkling lights – lucky visitors may even get to delight in a performance by roaming carolers.
featuring a rare inland white-sand beach, the community of Lake Charles is nestled against its freshwater namesake in southwest Louisiana. Known for an abundance of festivals, Lake Charles is perfect for a getaway all year round. This fall, Lake Charles and Sulphur residents and visitors head to the 2014 Cal-Cam Fair, a yearly tradition showcasing the riches of Calcasieu and Cameron parishes. The fair runs October 15th through the 19th.
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