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Held in mid-September. Celebrating for over 30 years, this festival features duck and goose calling contests, Queen's pageant, parade, food, music, skeet shooting contest, dog trials and more.

Duck Festival Grounds, Dallas Guidry Rd.
70542 Gueydan , LA
Phone: 337-536-6456

Held the first weekend in November in historic downtown Abbeville's Magdalen Square. Festival features arts and crafts, Cajun food and music, Kid's World, antique cars and implements, Tour of Homes and ends with the annual cooking of the 5,000 egg omelette in a 12' skillet. Free.

Downtown
70510 Abbeville , LA
Phone: 337-893-0013
Sat 8 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-4:30 pm

The Freshwater City Lock is a great place to watch boats, birds or enjoy nature. Please call ahead to access to the lock.

41225 Hwy. 3147
70548 Pecan Island , LA
Phone: 337-737-2470
Open during the day.

Annual celebration held June 30-July 4. Festivities include a street fair, carnival rides, food, bar-b-que cook-off, Queen's pageant, parade and fireworks.

Downtown
70533 Erath , LA
Phone: 337-937-5625
Nightly 6 pm-2 am

Given by Abbeville's Volunteer Tour Guides, these tours are given in English and French and highlight points of interest in downtown Abbeville. Tours are about 2 1/2 hrs. long and need to be scheduled in advance.

Magdalen Square
70510 Abbeville , LA
Phone: 337-898-4110

Held annually the third full weekend in August. This festival celebrates the shrimping industry with the Blessing of the Fleet, parades, contests, carnival rides, fais-do-do, shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp!

70528 Delcambre , LA
Phone: 337-685-2653

Once the center of four river plantations, this 4 acre park was the site of the first Roman Catholic Church in the area. Located on the Vermilion River, these beautiful grounds are a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers.

18314 Live Oak Rd.
70533 Erath , LA
Phone: 337-937-5697
Open 24 hrs.

A museum displaying artifacts and exhibits of the life and culture of the Acadians. Specializing in the promotion of our French heritage and culture. Free, donations accepted.

203 S. Broadway
70533 Erath , LA
Phone: 337-937-5468
Fax: 337-235-4382
Call to schedule a tour on Monday to Friday afternoons

Cultural center and museum that features exhibits by local artists as well as exhibits on the Omelette Festival, artifacts from the Vermilion Historical Society, the early Acadians and more. The Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission is located inside this building. Wireless internet access available.

200 N. Magdalen Sq.
70510 Abbeville , LA
Phone: 337-898-4114
Mon-Sat 9 am-4:30 pm

Located on Hwy. 14 and near Lafitte Cinema and shopping center. Rooms feature cable TV, DVD player, double beds, AC/heat. 24 hr. on-site manager. Economical daily and weekly rated. MC,V accepted.

1713 Charity St.
70510 Abbeville , LA
Phone: 337-893-1404
Open 24 hrs.

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