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.
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!