Louisiana’s Bayou Country Weekend Getaway at the Rougarou Fest


Looking for a fall destination filled with wholesome fun, great food, and intriguing folklore? The Rougarou Fest in Houma, Louisiana, Oct. 21-24 has plenty for you to explore. The family-friendly festival celebrates the rich cultural traditions and folklore of the bayous of southern Louisiana, including the fabled Rougarou for which the event is named.

Start planning your trip to attend the festival and enjoy authentic Creole and Cajun dishes from seafood gumbo to bread pudding, all served up in generous helpings. Explore charming downtown Houma where you’ll experience the joie de vivre and lilting tones of the local music, language, and culture. In addition to the festival events, check out the area’s shops, art galleries, museums, natural beauty, and more.

The kids will love learning the folktales of the Rougarou, a werewolf-like creature said to prowl the swamps and sugar cane fields of South Louisiana. Elders used the legendary Rougarou—all in fun—to rein in unruly children.

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Explore the Local Scene

About an hour drive from New Orleans, Louisiana’s Bayou Country contains more than 2,000 square miles of swamps and vast wetlands throughout Terrebonne Parish. The area offers exciting attractions, lively music, rich history, comfortable lodging, and delectable dining options that exude Cajun culture and hospitality. We hope you take the time to explore the unforgettable allure of Houma, Louisiana, and the surrounding area during Rougarou Fest!

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