Parish President Hotard & Marathon Reveal 47th Annual Andouille Poster

Published on August 18, 2022 Thursday, August 18, 2022 Parish President Hotard welcomed attendees, and expressed her excitement for the festival’s return in 2022. “It has been an unprecedented two years filled with many challenges and although Hurricane Ida recovery is still ongoing, we look forward to coming together on this weekend to celebrate great …

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Miss Andouille & Teen Andouille Pageant

As Ambassadors for St. John the Baptist Parish, the Queens will represent the parish at a variety of local and state-wide functions, including the St. John Andouille Festival. The new Andouille Queens will also visit their U.S. Representatives and Senators, other elected officials and other representatives throughout Louisiana. Additionally, They will also represent the Parish …

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2022 Andouille Festival Poster

St. John the Baptist Parish artist Karin Douroux used acrylic paint on canvas to capture the essence of the festival season and the Andouille industry. A smokehouse, sprouting stalks of sugarcane and a sky full of music notes come together to define what makes the region unique. Published Wednesday, August 24, 2022 By Brooke Robichaux L’OBSERVATEUR …

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What is Andouille?

and why would people dedicate a festival to a sausage? It isn’t easy to spell or pronounce. Yet it is really not surprising that Andouille was chosen as the single – and now shining – star of its own festival.  In Colonial days the recipe for an Andouille made the trip to Louisiana safely tucked …

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Directions

FROM I-10: Take exit 209 for US-51 toward LaPlaceFollow US-51 S to 2900 U.S. Hwy 51 to theSt. John the Baptist Parish Community CenterThomas F. Daley Memorial Park

History of the festival

The first Andouille Festival was held in October of 1972 and called “The LaPlace Andouille Festival.” The idea for the festival surfaced after Mentor Landry indicated the need to have a community festival to then L’Observateur newspaper editor Joseph Lucia Sr. With that idea, Frank Fagot, of the LaPlace Volunteer Fire Department, began organizing the …

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