Event Calendar

October 14, 2022



It’s that time again!  Time for lots of rides, lots of games, lots of good food, and lots of F-U-N!  Bring the whole family out to the fairgrounds October 12-16 for the Rapides Parish Fair where “The Fun Starts Here!”  Opens Wednesday Oct. 12 at 4pm.  For info on Rapides Fair Competitive Events go to www. rapidesparishfair.org and for info on the Queen’s Pageant and Princess Contest text Melissa @ (318) 623-4064 or email rapidesfair22@gmail.com.



october 12 (Wednesday) - 16 (Sunday)


Name: Rapides Parish Fairgrounds

Address: 8149 Highway 71 South, Alexandria

Location: Rapides Parish Fairgrounds 8149 Highway 71 South, Alexandria

Website: https://www.rapidesparishfair.org/



Love nature? Love art? Combine them together and you get a five-day event Farm to Forest Plein Air Festival hosted by The Alexandria Museum of Art.  September 13th-16th, various artists from all around will be swarming the Cenla area eagerly painting their masterpieces “en plein air” (French for open air) all to be judged in competition.  On Friday, YOU can participate in their Quick Paint Challenge and then come back on Sunday to enjoy the Palate Party and awards.  For more information on the Quick Paint Challenge go to https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=9901.  For info on the artist workshop with Ms. Suzie Baker, call 318.443.3458.  See below for full event schedule.

Thursday, October 13 
10 am – 2:00 pm:  Artist Check In at AMoA
3:30 pm: Quick Paint Challenge 

Friday, October 14 
All Day Free Paint (drop off art 10 am- 2 pm)

Saturday, October 15
All Day Free Paint (drop off art 10 am – 4 pm)

Sunday, October 16
12 pm:  Deadline for art drop off
4 pm:  Palette Party & Awards 

Monday, October 17, 10:00am – 4:00pm: Artist Workshop with Suzie Baker



october 13 (Thursday) - 17 (Monday)


Name: Alexandria Museum of Art

Address: 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA

Location: Alexandria Museum of Art Address: 933 Second Street, Alexandria,

Website: themuseum.org

Phone: 318-443-3458


2022 Festival Acadiens et Créoles Official Music Line Up and Workshops

5 Great Stages


Friday, October 14, 2022

Scène Ma Louisiane

5:00 pm The Official Cutting of the Boudin Festival Opening

5:30-6:45 Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas

7:00-8:30 Wayne Toups & ZydeCajun


Saturday, October 15, 2022

Scène Ma Louisiane

10:30-11:30 Forest Huval Band

11:45-12:45 Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners

1:00-2:00 La Patente (Acadie)

2:15-3:15 Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys

3:30-4:30 Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours

4:45-6:00 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

6:16-7:45 Jourdan Thibodeaux et les Rôdailleurs


Scène Mon Heritage    

10:45-11:45 The Daiquiri Queens

12:00-1:00 Wayne Singleton & Same Ol' Two Step

1:15-2:15 Corey Ledet Zydeco

2:30-3:30 Chris Ardoin

3:45-4:45 Feufollet

5:00-6:30 Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws


Scène La Salle de Danse

10:30-11:30 Savoy Family Band

11:45-12:45 Kyle Huval & the Dixie Club Ramblers

1:00-2:00 Has Beans

2:15-3:15 Jesse Lége

3:30-4:30 Blake Miller & the Old-Fashioned Aces

4:45-6:00 Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys


Scène Atelier 

11:30-12:30 Lafayette Mardi Gras Indians: Folklife Award

12:45-1:45 Finding Amédé Ardoin: Research into his Life and Legacy

2:00-3:00 T'Monde

3:15-4:15 Creole Fiddle Workshop w/ Cedric Watson, Jeffery Broussard & Johnathan Druilhet 

4:30-5:45 The Magnolia Sisters


Jam Ça!

11:00-12:30 Blake Miller & Angelle Aces

1:00-2:30 Forest Huval

3:15-4:15 Corey Ledet


Sunday, October 16, 2022

Scène Ma Louisiane

10:30-11:30 The Potluck Band 

11:45-12:45 Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band

1:00-2:00 Lost Bayou Ramblers

2:15-3:15 Lafayette Rhythm Devils

3:30-4:30 Joe Hall and the Louisiana Cane Cutters

4:45-5:45 The Revelers

6:00-7:30 Bonsoir, Catin w/special guest Eric Adcock


Scène Mon Heritage    

10:45-11:45 Huval-Fuselier Cajun Band 

12:00-1:00 Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys

1:15-2:15 Donny Broussard & the Louisiana Stars

2:30-3:30 Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express

3:45-4:45 Pine Leaf Boys

5:00-6:30 Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers


Scène La Salle de Danse

9:00-10:30 French Mass

10:45-11:45 Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sounds

12:00-1:00 Jambalaya Cajun Band

1:15-2:15 Cedric Watson & Bijou Créole

2:30-3:30 Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers

3:45-5:00 Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings w/ guests Johnnie Allan & T.K. Hulin

5:15-6:30 Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie


Scène Atelier 

11:30-12:30 Brazos Huval & Mary Harris

12:45-1:45 Amis du Teche

2:00-3:00 Finger-Picking Style Guitar Workshop: Roddie Romero, Jane Vidrine, Sam Broussard, Renée Reed & Josh Caffery

3:15-4:15 Jason Frey Trio 

4:30-5:30 Louisiana French Folk Songs w/ Anna Laura Edmiston, Megan Constantin, Kelli Jones & Sasha Massey


Jam Ça!

11:00-12:30 Joe Hall

1:00-2:30 Sheryl Cormier

3:00-4:30 Jimmy Breaux

Location: Girard Park Lafayette

Website: www.festivalsacadiens.com.