Boasted as the oldest and coldest festival in Louisiana is back everybody! The 2022 Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival is set to begin this Friday night and run through Saturday night here in Lake Charles.

On Friday evening, January 7th will feature dog trails and a carnival with rides and food booths. There is no admission on Friday and the gates open at 5:00 pm and close at 10:00 pm.

Then get ready for an all-day event on Saturday, January 8th with live entertainment all day long starting at 1:00 pm and going through 11:30 pm that night inside the Burton Coliseum.

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The entertainment and events lineup for this Saturday, January 7th for the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival goes like this:

6:30 am     Cooks Allowed into Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Area 

(Gumbo Cook-Off Only)

7:00 am     Fur Festival 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk (Late Registration)

8:00 am    5K Run/1Mile Race and Walk Begin at Lake Charles Airport Area

9:00 am to 4:00 pm    Antique Vehicles Showcase - Free Admission

9:00 am.    Gates Open - Burton Complex

                   Admission $15.00 per person/Children 12 & Under Free

                   Gumbo Cook-Off - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

Craft/Vendor Booths - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

                   Carnival Opens - Burton Complex

9:30 am   Muskrat and Nutria Skinning - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

                    Trap Setting Competition - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

                    Oyster Shucking Competition - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

10:00 am  Registration for Kids Master Races - Exhibitor Barn

10:30 am  Kids Master Oyster Race and Master Shrimping Race - Exhibitor Barn

                    Group 1 (Ages 6-8 years old) Group 2 (Ages 9-11 years old) 

10:30 am  Gumbo Cook-Off Judging - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

12:30 pm.   Gumbo Cook-Off Awards - Burton Coliseum

Source: Louisian Fur & Wildlife Festival

Geno Delafose (Photo provided by Geno Delafose)
Geno Delafose (Photo provided by Geno Delafose)

Here is the entertainment lineup:

  • 1:00 pm. to 3:00 pm    Junior LaCrosse  

  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm     Steel Shot 

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

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

  • 9:30 pm to 11:30 pm    Wayne Toups

This two-day event takes place at the Burton Complex in South Lake Charles. Geaux pass yourself a good time this weekend.

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