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Houma To Host 4th Rougarou Fest

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.

Photo via Facebook/RougarouFest

Photo via Facebook/RougarouFest

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.