SEPTEMBER 19 - 22, 2024

Louisiana’s Best Week of Food & Wine

The Louisiana Food + Wine Festival, hosted by Visit Lake Charles will celebrate the best of Louisiana and the South, from its culinary superstars and beverage experts to southwest Louisiana’s unique Cajun and Creole heritage and culture, seafood, artisans, live musicians and more.

One of the South’s leading culinary festival event management companies, The AdFish Group, creators of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, the St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival, Whiskey, Wine & Wildlife and numerous other culinary destination events is producing the Louisiana Food + Wine Festival.

The AdFish Group has helped raise over $500,000 in charitable contributions to non-profit organizations through its various festivals over the past 10 years. The United Way of Southwest Louisiana and SOWELA are Official Festival Charity Partners. The Louisiana Food + Wine Festival will explore the South’s evolving food and beverage culture, through all-inclusive tasting events, learning experiences and a finale Jazz Brunch – showcasing Louisiana at every event. From incredible barbecue to world-class Louisiana seafood, the festival is a fall favorite for locals and visitors alike.

The Irresistible Charm & Beauty
of Lake Charles, Louisiana

The Festival’s Host Destination, Lake Charles

Lake Charles, Louisiana, is a blend of contrasts with luxurious gaming resorts and nearby outdoor adventures along lakes, rivers and Gulf beaches. The surrounding waterways create a relaxing atmosphere and picturesque sunsets, perfect for sipping and savoring at the Louisiana Food & Wine Festival.

While in the Lake Charles, you can unwind in style and explore L’Auberge Casino Resort, Golden Nugget, or Horseshoe Casino Resort. From beachside amenities and spa treatments to delicious dining selections, live entertainment or hitting a round of golf, there is an array of activities at area resorts. Also, check out locally-owned restaurants or live music under lighted oaks, downtown, or on rooftop bars under the stars.

To round out the experience and connect with nature, there are activity rentals such as kayaks, canoes, bikes, boats and jet skis. With wildlife all around, you can spot the American Alligator, over 400 species of birds and marshlands found along the wildlife refuges and estuaries on the Creole Nature Trail All-American Road. 

Guests will enjoy the festival’s events and an opportunity to experience the best of Louisiana’s culture in Louisiana’s Playground!