SEPTEMBER 19 - 22, 2024
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Louisiana Food & Wine Festival, Grand Tasting

Saturday, September 21, 2024
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Location: 1111 Bord du Lac Park, Bord du Lac Dr., Lake Charles, 70601

Location: 1111 Bord du Lac Park, Bord du Lac Dr., Lake Charles, 70601

Tickets: $129 per person. $109 per person Early Bird.

Event Type: Outdoor/Rain or Shine

Attire & Info: Casual, 21 years and over

A fun afternoon of culinary and beverage tastings, with live music in the beautiful surroundings of Lake Charles, along the Bord du Lac. Tickets are all-inclusive for food and beverage tastings, including a souvenir glass for unlimited beverage tastings from hundreds of wines, beer and spirits exhibitors and samplings from some of Louisiana’s best chefs.

Enjoy food and beverage artisan booths, live music, cooking demonstration stages and the Best Taste Awards, Presented by Acadiana Profile Magazine and Louisiana Seafood!

Rouses Markets Cooking Demo Stage

4:15 – 4:45 pm: Rouses Markets Chef - TBD

5:00 – 5:30 pm: TBD

5:45 – 6:15 pm: Chef Jernard Wells

6:30 – 7:00 pm: TBD

Featuring Live Music from Flamethrowers

Louisiana’s Best Party Band
Widely hailed as Louisiana’s best party band, Flamethrowers pride themselves on thinking outside of the cover band box. They pack dance floors at wedding receptions, fundraisers, Mardi gras balls, private & corporate events, and clubs across the Gulf Coast with their deep catalog of hits – old and new, remembered and forgotten.

Audiences love them for their powerhouse vocals, guitar wizardry, and groovy rhythm section. And with the recent addition of a top-tier horn section featuring some of the regions’ most talented players, the band has further cemented its place among the most versatile, reliable, and entertaining acts in the region.

“Taste of Louisiana Alley”

presented by, Explore Louisiana and Louisiana Seafood

In Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, just 35 miles south of New Orleans, is an authentic Cajun lifestyle unlike any other. This unapologetic culture of Lafourche Parish is all up and down the Bayou, and is filled with outdoor experiences like fishing and swamp tours, Cajun food and music, and festival celebrations. Our Cajun runs just a little bit deeper than the rest of the state, and it shows up at every bend in the Bayou.

Indulge in Ruston-Lincoln Parish, a thriving college town with a culinary scene that delivers a mix of fresh, bold flavors. Delight in a local culinary adventure, from Cajun and Middle-Eastern to slow-smoked BBQ and Southern classics. While you’re here, immerse yourself in interactive attractions, rich public art, local museums, outdoor adventures, and our charming downtown district. Savor the unexpected in Louisiana’s College Town.


Located just 35 minutes north of Baton Rouge, along the Mississippi River, sits one of “America’s most beautiful small towns.” St. Francisville is filled with history, mystery, and many great activities for visitors. Surrounded by some of the most unique hilly topography in Louisiana, one would be forgiven if they thought they were in another state far away. However, the Southern charm and food will make you feel like home. St. Francisville is the perfect weekend getaway for those looking to escape to a place that is close to home.

Thanks to the generous restaurant and chef support provided by:

2024 Culinary Participants

(Our featured participants are being finalized and will be updated as they confirm their participation)

2024 Beverage Participants

(Our featured participants are being finalized and will be updated as they confirm their participation)

Official Wine
Official Prosecco
Official Vodka
Premier Beverage Partner
Premier Beverage Partner

“Louisiana Craft Brews Alley”