Port Barre Cracklin Festival
Begun in 1985, the Port Barre Cracklin Festival is the major fundraiser for the Port Barre Lions Club. Attended by thousands of festival goes each year, it is a very important cultural event for the city of Port Barre and St. Landry Parish.
The festival contains all of the usual features found in many Southern Louisiana community festivals. There is a Queen’s Pageant with fifteen different age divisions, a parade down Main Street, carnival rides for all ages, live musical entertainment from local and regional artists, great food and drinks, and of course, the Cracklin Cook-Off.
The Cracklin Cook-Off is one of the highlights of each Cracklin Festival. The Cook-Off is not only a test of cracklin cooking ability, but showmanship as well. Divided into a Professional category for established restaurants and chefs, and an amateur category for people who just love to cook cracklins! Prizes are awarded for both quality of cracklins, and booth presentation.
Schedule of Events
November 1, 2015
2015 Cracklin Festival Pageant – Times and locations to be announced soon!
November 5, 2015
5:00 – 10:00pm Family Night – Buy a bracelet and ride the fair rides for one price all night – 5 to 10 p.m.
November 6, 2015
5:00pm – Festival Opens
7:30pm – 9:30pm – Clay Cormier & The Highway Boys
10:00pm – Close – Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boggie
November 7, 2015
10 am – Parade down Saizan St. and Festival Opens
10:30 – 12:30pm – Lil Kenny and the HeartBreakers
1:00 – 3:00pm – Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
3:30 – 5:00pm – Kylie Frey
5:30 – 7:00 – Dustin Sonnier
7:30 – 9:30pm – Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin’ Cajuns
10:00 – Close – Glen Templeton
November 8, 2015
10 am – Festival Opens
10:30 – 12:30pm – Wallace Trahan & Rice and Gravy
1:00 – 3:00 – Don Rich
4:30 – Close – Wayne Toups