The fourth annual Rougarou Fest will be held in downtown Houma on Saturday, October 24th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, October 25th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The festival, a family-friendly Halloween celebration of Southeast Louisiana bayou culture, will begin Saturday with a blessing of the grounds, followed by various children’s activities in Houma’s court square.
Saturday activities will also feature a costume contest, the “Rougarou Run” and a full Halloween parade through downtown Houma by the Krewe Ga Rou that is set to begin at 7 p.m.
Sunday’s festivities will start with an Episcopal service in the morning, followed by live Cajun and jazz music and pirogue racing.
Additionally, the festival will welcome a number of food and craft vendors with traditional Cajun food and hand-made items.
Rougarou Fest is the primary fundraiser supporting the South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center, a non-profit that works on raising awareness about the state of Louisiana’s wetlands and encourages their preservation.
For more details and information, visit the Rougarou Fest website.