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Pepper Festival is This Weekend in St. Martinville

Kick up the heat and your heels at the 21st Annual Kiwanis Pepper Festival on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 5pm to 11pm and Saturday, September 15, 2012 from 10am to 12am on New Market Street along the Bayou Teche.

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Fun Things to Do This Weekend

Our picks for fun things to do this weekend include:

Friday Kermit Ruffins at Downtown Alive

Saturday Compete 4 a Cause at Acadian Oaks

Sunday Tailgating for Autism at Oasis

More fun things to do here.

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Annual Church Bazaar in Mermentau

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is holding its annual Church Bazaar on September 15 and 16 at St. John's Hall in Mermentau.

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Compete 4 A Cause September 8

Compete 4 A Cause

This inaugural fundraiser is to benefit the "Sky's The Limit Of Acadiana" and "D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana" by raising money to develop a residential community for special needs adults in Acadiana.

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Gueydan Duck Festival is This Week

Thursday, August 23, 2012 marks the official opening ceremonies of the 2012 Duck Festival in Gueydan, Louisiana. Bands this year include the Chee Weez, Jaryd Lane, Geno Delafosse, Chubby Carrier, Jamie Bergeron and Travis Matte.

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PlantFest Will Be The First Event At The Horse Farm

The Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners annual fall plant sale is expanding this year. The bigger and better event will be called PlantFest and it will be the first event to be held at the Hor

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Shrimp Festival is This Week in Delcambre

Celebrate one of Louisiana's favorite foods at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival August 15-19, 2012! Located about 20 miles southwest of Lafayette, Delcambre is home to one of the area's most productive shrimp fleets. The town devotes an entire weekend to honor this economic lifeblood.

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4th of July 2012 in Lafayette and Acadiana

The 4th of July brings a lot of heat with it, but it also brings lots of great music, family fun and fireworks. Here are our Top Picks for a fun July 4th celebration in Lafayette and Acadiana.

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What’s the Difference Between Jambalaya and Rice Dressing?

Today Debbie Ray and I got into a discussion about side dishes while a song was playing on the radio. (What happens off the air is always crazier than what happens ON the air!) It spilled into the show and Cheryl called in to tell us all about it

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Peace & Love Festival: 17 Taken to Hospital After Being Struck by Lightning

Uh oh. This news won’t do anything to renew music fans’ faith in outdoor summer festivals, which are seeing an increase in acts of God and stage collapses in recent years. A total of 17 people were taken to the hospital after being struck by lightning at the Peace & Love Festival in Sweden at around 3PM local time today (June 26).

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Gator by the Bay Festival in San Diego Promotes Louisiana and Zydeco

While we were recovering from Festival International and Jazz Fest here at home, folks in California were celebrating our culture on Harbor Island in San Diego Bay. The Louisiana Office of Tourism sponsored 'Gator by the Bay' which featured music and food from the Bayou State and Lafayette - they even gave away a trip to Louisiana! Bands included and Grammy Award winning Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, KeithFrank and the Soileau Zydeco Band, and Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

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Compete4aCause To Be Held This Saturday, May 12 [UPDATE]

UPDATE:
Unfortunately, they are canceling Compete 4 a Cause tomorrow due to the impending rain.  They will reschedule the whole day and let you know when it will be!

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