Most recently, STS chose the Steampunk and Makers Fair as a Top 20 Event for November. This year’s Steampunk and Makers Fair is Nov. 5-6 in downtown Lafayette, La. at Parc International.
The Steampunk and Makers Fair is part costume play and part science and county fair. It is an all-ages festival hosted by Cite des Arts and the Lafayette Science Museum to showcase and celebrate science, technology, education, art and mathematics.
Gulf Brew, a premier beer tasting festival set for July 30 in Lafayette, was chosen as a Top 20 Event for July. It is a community fundraising event for the Acadiana Center for the Arts that supports the mission of fostering art and culture. The event features a wide variety of brews, food, live music performances and dancing.
The Scott Boudin Festival, which was held April 1-3, was included in the Top 20 listing for April. Scott, La. is the Official Boudin Capital of the World and a community rich in Cajun heritage. The annual Scott Boudin Festival showcases that heritage featuring the town’s finest purveyors of boudin, along with the area’s best Cajun, Zydeco and variety bands, a carnival and other vendors, all in a family-oriented atmosphere.
“We are pleased that through our membership in the Southeast Tourism Society these great festivals and events are being recognized by a national audience and we congratulate them on this great honor,” said Lafayette Travel President and CEO Ben Berthelot.
Top 20 Events are chosen by travel industry experts from submissions across the southeastern United States. The top events are published quarterly, reaching over 1,600 media outlets including web, magazines, radio, TV stations, AAA publications and newspapers. Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.
The complete list of Top 20 Events is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.com and Travel Media Press Room. For a complete listing on festivals and events in Lafayette, the heart of Louisiana’s Cajun Country, go towww.lafayettetravel.com/events.