The oldest and coldest festival in Louisiana is coming back in 2022. The Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival is making a return after having to postpone last year's festival due to the pandemic

Also, new this year, the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival is having to move the festival from Cameron to Lake Charles due to hurricane damage suffered at the festival grounds in Cameron. The festival will now take place at the Burton Coliseum in South Lake Charles.

The festival is slated for Friday, January 7th, and Saturday, January 8th, 2022.  The festival features dog trails on Friday and the carnival begins with rides and food booths and there is no admission on Friday. The gates open at 5:00 pm Friday and close at 10:00 pm.

Then on Saturday, get ready for some great live music with a huge lineup of bands performing live. Here is the lineup of artists scheduled to play on Saturday.

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  --- Junior and Sumtin Sneaky 

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ---  Steel Shot

Steelshot (Facebook/Wes haney)

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm  -- Geno Delafose & the French Rockin' Boogie 

Geno Delafose (

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm --   Beau Young Band 

9:30 pm to 11:30 pm -- Wayne Toups 

Photo provided by Wayne Toups

Gates Open at 9:00 am at the Burton Complex on Saturday.  Admission is $15.00 per person but children 12 & under get in free. The Carnival will open and the Gumbo Cook-Off will also begin at 9:00 am and will take place at the Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena.

The craft and vendor booths also will open at 9:00 am and will be located in the Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

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