June is festival time is South Louisiana, and when you hear the music and smell delicious food coming from clouds of smoke, then it's Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee, better known as the
SMOKED MEAT FESTIVAL.
This two day event, brought to you by PING Enterprises Inc. in association with Chapter 632 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, is held on the last full weekend of June each year in the "Smoked Meat Capital of the World", Ville Platte, Louisiana.
Festival highlights include the World Championship Smoked Meat Cookoff for amateurs and professionals. The backyard cooks and the professionals rise to the task of preparing meats in varied and imaginative ways. Each using their own special seasonings and methods of smoking the meat.
The cook-off is open to any kind of dish using smoked meat, such as sausage, tasso, pounce bouree', deer, pig, rabbit and even fish.
Enjoy the highly competitive "best decorated booth" , beauty pageants, and local artisans.
Saturday's opening ceremonies honor all veterans who have served our country and remember our fallen comrades. Bagpipes and color quard salutes, while F-15 jets fly over, and patriotic quest speakers will touch your heart in this emotional ceremony. It will give your Fouth of July celebrations new meaning!
All proceeds from the festival are put back into the community and parish through funding of charitable, civic, and community projects.
Come and join us, put some "joie de vive" in your life at the SMOKED MEAT FESTIVAL where you'll hear great music, eat fabulous food and find friendly, smiling faces everywhere.
Remember, it's the last full weekend in June and we promise you and your family and friends a "Smokin' Good Time!!!"