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Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540
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Louisiana Sweet Picks
October 2020 Events
NOTE: Events are ongoing as of email release date. Please check our web calendar for up to date changes.
Oct. 2 - 11 - IPAL Presents, “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” - Live theatre production by the Iberia Performing Arts League, concessions. Essanee Theatre, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia, Thursday-Saturday 7:30-10 p.m., Sunday 2-6 p.m., (337) 364-6114, Website, Facebook
Oct. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 - Teche Area Farmers Market - Experience a harvest of delicious homegrown produce and homemade products by area farmers, artists and crafters. Also included are handmade cypress yard objects, homemade bread and fresh baked goods, ceramics, honey, jellies, jams, herbs, candies, handcrafted wooden bowls and utensils, birdhouses, garden benches and much more. The market is held every Saturday morning from 7-11 a.m. and Tuesday afternoon from 2:30-6 p.m. Bouligny Plaza, 102 W. Main St., New Iberia, (337) 369-2330, Facebook
Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 - GLC Farmers Market - Every Wednesday. Local farmers selling produce, plants, honey, homemade pies and other items grown locally. Grass-fed beef, pork and lamb are also available at the meat market during this time. GLC Meat Market, 6110 Loreauville Rd., New Iberia, 2-6 p.m., (337) 577-9160, Website, Facebook
Oct. 10 - Ranch Sorting - Ranch Sorting is an event that pits a team of two riders on horseback against the clock. Teamwork is the key with both riders working in harmony to cut out the correct cattle and drive them to the pen while keeping the wrong numbered cattle back. Sugarena at Acadiana Fairgrounds, 713 N.W. Bypass (Hwy. 3212), New Iberia, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., (337) 365-7539, Website, Facebook
Oct. 10 - Virtual World Championship Gumbo Cookoff - The World Championship Gumbo Cookoff is going virtual this year with fun cooking demonstrations to enjoy at home. Virtual, 2-3 p.m., (337) 364-1836, Website, Facebook:

  • Oct. 10, 2 p.m.: Chef Amy Sins will be coming to your kitchen virtually, with high energy and great tips for making the best gumbo in the world. Tickets are $35 and include limited-edition roux spoon (while supplies last), email with the full recipes, Tabasco® brand pepper sauce mini and more.

  • On demand: Cooking with the Champions MasterClass. Join past champions and other special guests, as they show you how to make three different kinds of gumbo, and other local favorites, including chargrilled oysters, pecan pie and more. The MasterClass will be available for download at for $15, so that you can enjoy the recipes at your leisure.
Oct. 17 - Bayou Teche Museum Poster Unveiling - Unveiling of a poster created by local photojournalist Lee Ball. Ball will be signing posters at the open house. The museum will offer free admission and the posters will be available for purchase. Bayou Teche Museum, 131 E. Main St., New Iberia, 11 a.m.-noon, (337) 606-5977, Website, Facebook
Oct. 17 - White Tea Tasting - White tea is known to be one of the most delicate and expensive tea varieties because it is so minimally processed. Sample six Republic of Tea white teas like Jasmine, Orange Blossom, and Cucumber Mint and learn about white tea's health benefits. Seating is limited to 50 guests. A Spot for Tea, an Acadian Tea Room, 108 E. Main St., New Iberia, 2-3 p.m., (337) 608-8112, Website, Facebook
Oct. 19 - The Iberia African American Historical Society's Book Club - Virtual discussion on "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson. Open to everyone. Pick up a copy from your local library, bookseller or online. Virtual, 6-7 p.m. (337) 369-6446, Website, Facebook.
Oct. 21 - 25 - Pumpkin Patch in Loreauville - Pumpkin patch with designated time slots, photo booths, games, pumpkins for sale and more. Loreauville Park Building, 601 Ed Broussard Rd., Loreauville, 4-8 p.m., (337) 577-7515, Website, Facebook.
Oct. 24 - Pumpkin Decorating Festival & Auction for MS - Choose from squishy or ceramic pumpkins to decorate with a variety of paints, markers, stickers, and other objects that will be supplied to make keepsake mementos to be displayed for years to come. Treat bags will be given to those who participate. An event for toddlers to the young at heart. On display will be pumpkins designed by local dignitaries up for auction to benefit the Southwest Louisiana Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. A Spot for Tea, an Acadian Tea Room, 108 E. Main St., New Iberia, 9-10 a.m., (337) 608-8112, Website, Facebook
Oct. 27 - Oktoberfest: German Wine & Cheese Tasting - Sampling of four wines with cheeses from Germany. Last year's selection of Rieslings included one from the castle of Schloss Vollrads and a Liebfraumilch wine made by the Rhine River. Seating is limited to 50 guests. A Spot for Tea, an Acadian Tea Room, 108 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7-8:30 p.m.., (337) 608-8112, Website, Facebook
Oct. 29 - Oktoberfest: German Beer Tasting - Sampling of German beers along with other traditional foods from Germany while listening to oompah music and "Ein Prosit" just like in the beer tents in Munich. Seating is limited to 50 guests. A Spot for Tea, an Acadian Tea Room, 108 E. Main St., New Iberia, 7-8:30 p.m.., (337) 608-8112, Website, Facebook