Annual Andouille Festival Brings Community Together

St. John the Baptist Parish – The Annual Andouille Festival welcomes more than 20,000 guests over the three-day weekend. Events include A Second Line, The Andouille Gumbo Cook-Off, The Annual Andouille Run, The Gospel Tent and more. The festival kicks off on Friday evenings with $1 Night, a fundraiser to benefit relief. Adult entry, rides … Read more

What is Andouille?

and why would people dedicate a festival to a sausage? It isn’t easy to spell or pronounce. Yet it is really not surprising that Andouille was chosen as the single – and now shining – star of its own festival.  In Colonial days the recipe for an Andouille made the trip to Louisiana safely tucked … Read more

Directions

FROM I-10: Take exit 209 for US-51 toward LaPlaceFollow US-51 S to 2900 U.S. Hwy 51 to theSt. John the Baptist Parish Community CenterThomas F. Daley Memorial Park

History of the festival

The first Andouille Festival was held in October of 1972 and called “The LaPlace Andouille Festival.” The idea for the festival surfaced after Mentor Landry indicated the need to have a community festival to then L’Observateur newspaper editor Joseph Lucia Sr. With that idea, Frank Fagot, of the LaPlace Volunteer Fire Department, began organizing the … Read more