Note: The festival described
on this page is no longer held (updated Dec. 2008).
The Prairie Cajun Folklife Festival is held in
October in Eunice to highlight the unique culture of the prairie region of Acadiana. The
festival features musicians, craftspeople, storytellers, demonstrations, and more.
Visitors from around the state and across the nation come to the festival to see cultural
traditions brought to life. The festival typically includes Cajun, Zydeco, and swamp
In 1999, the festival was held in August in conjunction
with the FrancoFête and Congrès Mondial Acadien. The Chamber of Commerce sponsored
a one-time Fall Fest in November 1999. In 2000, the Prairie Cajun Folklife Festival
returned to its usual month of October.
Pictured from previous festivals are Michael Doucet in the top
photograph, Zydeco Joe Mouton, and Steve Riley.