Louisiana’s Festivals

Louisiana has many festivals and fairs in cities, towns and villages too.

Our association LAFF is not really a minor or laughing matter.

Under the breezy skies Delcambre and Bayou Pierre Part Bless Fleets.

In Crowley’s great Rice Festival and Basile’s Swine they celebrate good eats.

So in today’s Cattle Festival in Abbeville I brought my nephew and nieces two,

Into the streets of my hometown to watch  parades see beads and candies scatter.

And to eat the icy snow cone treats in rainbow hues and walk a bit together.

Not neglecting to be thankful for the  pleasant break in rainy weather,

As we rode rides and watched the beef move from grill to paper platter.

Saturday hours in a small Louisiana town led us to the familial matter.


Full of the experience and back to an early supper and I to football then,

Each of us was enjoying the weekend diversions not of the festival at all. 

Such is the way many and likely most festival-goers go to these most often.

To a bit of this and that and not taking every bit of time from football.

In addition the gridiron of fall and hunts and baseball people rest.

Very many go to church and eat out away from the fairgrounds too.

And people combine the Jazz, Shrimp or Ducks with life’s normal best.

Louisiana’s Crawfish or Cattle Festivals provide pleasant things to do.

Saturdays and Sundays in any fair like this may a bit of our life renew.

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