One of my all time favorite festivals is June 24th and 25th this year - the annual Smoked Meat Festival in Ville Platte! Also known as 'Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee', this tasty and fun celebration is dedicated to Veterans of all military branches.


The festival is located at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center, and includes a Smoked Meat Cook Off (with Professional and Amateur Divisions), Cajun Food Booths, a Beauty Pageant, a really great line up of local bands, and lots of delicious food - I mean, Ville Platte IS the Smoked Meat Capital of the World!


Gates will open on Friday at 4:00 pm, and Saturday at 8:00 am, with the opening ceremonies, honoring our military, will be held Saturday at noon. Admission is $10 for adults, kids 12 and under are $5, and no ice chests will be allowed.


Here is the entertainment schedule:

Friday, June 24th - Gates Open at 4:00 PM, Music starts at 6:00 PM

6:00 PM   Wicked Waters
8:00 PM   Kevin Naquin & Ossun Playboys
10:00 PM  Charley Rivers

Saturday, June 25th - Gates Open at 8:00 AM
10:30 AM  Don Fontenot et Les amis de la Louisiane
1:00 PM    Alyse Young
3:00 PM  Smoked Meat Championship Cookery Awards
4:00 PM   Mike Dean
5:30 PM   Zydeco Radio
7:00 PM   Jessie G
8:30 PM   Lost Bayou Ramblers
10:00 PM  Category 6