Voice of the Wetlands Festival

General Store a Focal Point for Chauvin Cultural and Heritage Festival

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Built along the banks of one of the region’s five bayous, Chauvin hosts the annual Chauvin Cultural and Heritage Festival, a two-day event in October that honors the historic and societal roots of this authentic Louisiana community.

A focal point of the festival is the Boudreaux Canal store, a turn-of-the century general store that once stood at the center of the community where Bayou Little Caillou meets man-made Boudreaux Canal. The intersection of the bayou and the canal gave access to the fertile fishing and hunting grounds of Lake Boudreaux.

Visitors to the festival enjoy activities that include:

  • A 5K race and 1K fun run
  • Cultural demonstrations
  • A jambalaya cook-off
  • Live music
  • Local arts and crafts

Vendor booths are also a part of the fun with the unique requirement that what is sold must be at least 80 percent local in origin, adding to the authentic, local experience.