It's Festival Season In Tangipahoa Parish!

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It's festival season in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana!

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March is coming up soon, and with it comes the festival season!  To start us off, March 11 - March 13, 2016 is the Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival.   Independence was settled in the 1800's by Sicilian families drawn by the thriving strawberry industry in the area.  In this day and age the whole town celebrates by throwing a 3 day festival chock full of live music, a spaghetti cook off,  parade on Saturday, Italian flag throwers, Sicilian folk dancing, spaghetti eating contest, and of course, a meatball throwing contest.  There is a midway for the kids, arts and crafts booths, and food booths featuring all kinds of Italian and festival cuisine.  Of course, adult beverages will be available!

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For a shucking good time, come experience the Amite Oyster Festival, March 18-20, 2016, in Amite, Louisiana.  1949 was the year when the oyster industry began in Amite Louisiana.  The first Amite oyster day was held in 1976.  The festival is planned by local Amite civic clubs.  Events include a parade, chili cook-off, rides for the kids, arts and crafts booths, local bands, oyster dishes of all kinds, and an oyster eating contest.

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Last but not least is the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, held April 8-10, 2016 in Ponchatoula, Louisiana.  The sweet, delicious berry is a mainstay in south Louisiana.  The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival was first held in April, 1972.  This festival boasts of being the largest fundraiser for non-profits and charity organizations since the 1970's.  This event offers many family-friendly attractions including bands, midway rides, strawberry eating contests (notice a theme here?), sack races, egg tosses, dozens of food booths and a parade.  Of course the tasty strawberry is used liberally in festival foods.  You can have strawberry shortcake, strawberry pies, chocolate covered strawberries, fried strawberries, strawberry beignets (ben-yays), strawberry snowballs and strawberry ice cream.  No food item sold within the grounds is over 10 dollars.

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If you are going to be visiting south Louisiana I strongly recommend you check out these wonderful festivals!

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Michele Connors
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I would so love to attend some of those events... they all sound FUN !!! 

Welcome to Active Rain... LA is a state I havent really explored. Ive driven thru but really would enjoy the festive and cultural festivals ! 

Feb 29, 2016 05:47 AM #1
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Lana, sure looks like you have LOTS going on in your area!    I would have to pass on the oyster festival, but attend the other two!   Great Localism post!  

Feb 29, 2016 06:32 AM #2
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