23rd Annual Smoked Meat Festival to be held in Ville Platte

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On Friday June 26, 2015 the Ville Platte Civic Center and Festival Grounds will host its 29th Annual Smoked Meat Festival. The public is welcome to attend and the festivities begin with the gates opening at 4 p.m. The festival will continue until June 27, 2015.

The LA Smoked Meat Festival began as a non-profit organization in 1992 dedicated to the local chapter of the Vietnam Veteran Association.  Today the festival is dedicated to Veterans of all Military Branches.  The festival is held in Ville Platte, Louisiana which is the “Smoked Meat Capital of the World.” This two day festival is located at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center and includes a Smoked Meat Cook Off with Professional and Amateur Divisions, Cajun Food Booths, Beauty Pageants, a great line up of local bands and lots of amazing food!  The Opening Ceremony is held on Saturday at 12:00 Noon to honor all Veterans – those who have served and those who serve now.

A full list of activities can be seen below: 

Beauty Pageants:

Thursday, June 25th, 6:00 PM – Children’s Pageant at V.P. Northside Civic Center
Friday, June 26th, 6:30 PM – Teen, Miss & Ms. at the Festival Grounds Main Stage

Daily Admission:

Adults – $10.00 / Children under 12 – $5.00
ID’s Required
No Ice Chests Please

Friday, June 26th – Gates Open at 4:00 PM, Music starts at 6:00 PM

Cajun Food Booths
Teen Miss, Miss and Ms. Beauty Pageant – 6:30 PM

Bands —

6:00 PM Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie
8:00 PM Richard LeBouef
10:00 PM Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Band

Saturday, June 27th – Gates Open at 8:00 AM

Opening Ceremony – Noon
Smoked Meat Cook Off Awards announced at 3:00 PM
Cajun Food Booths

Bands —

10:30 AM Don Fontenot et Les Amis De La Louisiane
1:00 PM Ferrell Manuel & The Wild Rice Band
3:00 PM Smoked Meat Cookery Awards
4:00 PM Ashton Dupre
5:30 PM Charley Rivers
7:00 PM Lost Bayou Ramblers
8:30 PM Jaryd Lane
10:00 PM Category 6

For more information about this event, you may check out their website here.

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