NEW IBERIA, La. --- Shadows-on-the-Teche and the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival & Fair Association would like to announce the third annual Farm Fest! This event will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Farm Fest recalls Farmers’ Days of past Sugar Cane Festivals when people from the sugar-growing region celebrated the beginning of the harvest season by honoring farmers who grew the area’s most significant economic crop. Young people, dressed in their version of farmer’s attire with a straw hat and a red bandana, searched New Iberia’s Main Street for festival food and fun. Festival goers can attend Farm Fest with the same expectations for food and fun.
Attendees can enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, Chili Fritos, and other festival fare along with cold beverages, including beer and wine. “Two in the Chamber” is back again this year to provide live entertainment. Sugar, the central product, will star in a cupcake walk to satisfy a sweet tooth and sugar cookie decorating, one of the best received activities from last year. There will be a petting zoo for younger attendees. Games will be available for all ages including a special “Sugar Cube Sweepstakes” where everyone is a winner.
“Over the last two years, Farm Fest has been very well received by the young families in the community,"
says Liz Terrell, Farm Fest Chairwoman. "We are thrilled and excited to, once again, provide good family fun and entertainment.”
Admission is $10 per family. Tickets for food and games will be available for purchase. Minors must be accompanied by adults. Contact the Shadows for more information or with any questions at (337) 369-6446 or email at
About the Shadows-on-the-Teche:
The Shadows-on-the-Teche, National Trust for Historic Preservation site, opened to the public in 1961 with the mission to preserve the buildings, landscape, collections, and historical integrity of the site; to research and interpret through education programs a 19th century southern Louisiana plantation economy and community and their evolution; and to encourage an appreciation of and interest in historic preservation.
The Shadows and the National Trust are not-for-profit organizations that are responsible for their own operating budgets and receive no federal funding. In addition, the Shadows does not receive funding from state, parish, or city government. The site supports itself through admissions, special programs and events, and donations to the Friends of the Shadows. For more information, visit