Abbeville Festivals

Louisiana Cattle Festival

Typically held the second full weekend in October, The Louisiana Cattle Festival isone of Abbevilles greatest events. Immerse yourself in Cajun culture by enjoying three nights of the Louisiana Cattle Festival’s famous Fais Do-Do to celebrate and commemorate Louisiana’s unique lifestyle and history with music! It is where you can truly party ’til the cows come home!

Giant Omelette Celebration

This celebration is held the first weekend of November.

This family-oriented event including a kids world kicks off Saturday morning with a charity walk through Historic Downtown Abbeville. Abbeville’s Magdaline Square with its majestic oaks and old fashioned gazebo is the setting for the 2 day Arts & Craft Show. Stop and dance to some of Louisiana’s best music. Antique farm implements provide a challenge to those competing in Saturday’s egg cracking contest. The fun continues on Sunday with addition of the antique cars on display, along with more music guaranteed to get you dancing. Grab your seat early for the procession of chefs, eggs and bread to the Giant 12 foot skillet where fun and follie are the order of day for those preparing the “5000 Egg” Giant Omelette.

Louisiana Cake and Ice Cream Festival

Homemade cake and ice cream contests, music, water slides, free cake and ice cream and refreshments.

Vermilion Catholic / Mount Carmel May Festival

Held the first weekend in May.
During May Festival weekend both Mount Carmel and Vermilion Catholic come together to promote our schools, share in some family fun, and embrace our community

This year MayFest will be a one-day event jammed packed with family fun, great music, and so much more than you’ve ever seen before! This is a great opportunity for your company to be recognized as a supporter of Catholic education in Vermilion Parish and beyond. Our event will begin with an outdoor mass, followed by the MayFest kickoff. VC and MCS students and alumni will rock the stage throughout the day as everyone enjoys our tennis tournament, kickball battles, local vendor shopping, festival games, bingo and much more. Evening entertainment will be by The Ethan Hunt Band, Krossfyre, and Travis Matte & the Zydeco Kingpins.

The Daylily Festival and Garden Show

The Daylily Festival and Garden Show is held annually the first Saturday in June at Magdalen Square in Downtown Abbeville. This annual horticulture celebration of the daylily flower welcomes over 40 vendors that sell everything from the festival’s namesake to Hibiscus, rare and unusual plants, garden supplies, tools, patio items, birdhouses, and more all underneath the beautiful oaks in Magdalen Square. In addition, the festival hosts educational speakers, children’s activities as well as food and refreshments for purchase


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