The oldest and coldest festival in South Louisiana is coming back in 2023 for another big weekend of fun, music, food, and events. It's the 2023 Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival in Cameron Louisiana.

The first event taking place for the festival is the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Queen Contest, the Teen Miss Fur Queen Contest, and the crowning of the Fur King. It all takes place at the South Cameron High School located at 753 Oak Grove Highway, Grand Chenier, Louisiana.

The festival is taking place from Friday, January 13th through Saturday, January 14th, 2023. Here is the list of all the events taking place that weekend.

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Friday, January 13, 2023​

  • 9:00 am ​​Dog Trials - Registration Begins
  • 10:00 am ​​Dog Trails Begin - Junior Pups with Seasoned Dogs to Follow
  • 12:00 pm ​​Gates Open with the Carnival, Arts & Crafts, and Food Booths Open
  • 6:00 pm.-9:00 pm-- Performing live is Aaron Istre & .​Under the Influence 
  • 10:00 pm -- Festival Closes
Saturday, January 14, 2023
6:00 am --Open For the Gumbo Cook-Off​
8:00 am -- ​​5K Run/1Mile Race and Walk Begin – Cameron
9:00 am -- ​​Gates Open – Carnival, Craft, Vendor, and Food Booths Open. The ​Antique Vehicles Showcase
10:00 am -- ​​Kids Master Race - Oyster Race - Stage Area and the ​​Gumbo Cook-Off Judging
11:00 am --Oyster Shucking, Muskrat Skinning Demonstration, and Nutria Skinning, Trap Setting Competitions
1:00 pm -- ​​Parade - Downtown Cameron
Steelshot (Facebook/Wes haney)
Steelshot (Facebook/Wes haney)

2:00 pm --4:00 p.m.​ Steel Shot 

3:30 pm --Duck and Goose Calling Competition - Cameron Port Office
4:00 pm --Gumbo Cook-Off Awards
Leroy Thomas (Photo provided by Leroy Thomas)
Leroy Thomas (Photo provided by Leroy Thomas)

4:30 pm -6:30 pm -- ​Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners 

6:30 pm --​Presentation of Festival Royalty, Maryland Delegation, Festival Officials
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7:00 pm --9:00 pm --Three Thirty Seven 

9:30 pm ---11:30 pm --The Beau Young Band
11:30 pm --Festival ends
Admission for the festival is $5 on Friday and $10.00 per person on Saturday and Children 12 & Under are Free. You can also buy a weekend pass for $15.  Go pass a good time at the oldest and coldest festival in Southwest Louisiana.

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