Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival

February 21, 2023
February 21, 2023
9:00 am
2022 Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival. March 1 People giving money to begging Mardi Gras on the raised stage at the Iotal Veterans Memorial Pavilion.

Tee Mamou-Iota Mardi Gras Folklife Festival takes place on Duson Avenue in Iota. Local craft vendors set up shop along the street, selling mostly hand-made traditional crafts. Full lineup of Cajun and Zydeco musicians perform on stage, and there is also a small stage where jam sessions take place and young Cajun musicians showcase their talent. In the afternoon, the Mardi Gras “runners” come into town on their wagon after spending the day chasing chickens.

Schedule:

Main Stage

9am- Catholic Mass

9:30am- Festival Opening Ceremonies

10am- Horace Trahan and the Ossun Express

12:30am- Scotty Pousson & Pointe Aux Lou Playboys

1pm- Les Tous Petit Mardi Gras (Children’s)

2:30pm- Tee Mamou Mardi Gras enter festival to perform

2pm- Kegan Navarre and Louisiana Traditions

5pm- Festival ends

Youth Musician Stage

The area’s most talented young musicians perform nonstop from 10am-2pm

Enjoy the best of Cajun Prairie foods

Chicken Gumbo • Beignets/Cafe au Lait • Syrup Pies • Pralines • Meatball Stew • Red beans • Boiled Crawfish • Boudin • Fried Shrimp • Crawfish Etouffee • Sausage Poboys • Lemonade • Homemade Suckers • Fig cakes • Homemade pies • Cracklins • Bread Pudding • Pork jambalaya • Spiral potatoes • Spiral sweet potatoes • Boudin balls • Crawfish and shrimp corn maque choux • Pork stew • Fried Alligator

Louisiana Folk Craft Booths

Mardi Gras capuchons, masks, and suits • Pen and ink art • Sun bonnets • Purses • Tote bags • Crocheted baby blankets • Soaps, salts, and scrubs • Children’s books • Swamp craft • License plate art • Handmade Cajun accordions • Mardi Gras dolls • Cypress driftwood carvings • Bird houses • Pottery • Jewelry • Ceramic art • Hand painted signs • Cajun rosaries • Mailboxes • Stained glass garden sticks • Much More!