It's Mardi Gras time in Southwest Louisiana and that means it's also time for the traditional Mardi Gras and chicken runs.

Le Krewe Du Le Originales Et Les Enfant is having just that!  Friday and Saturday, February 3rd and 4th, the party is on!  It is one of the funnest Mardi Gras runs you can be apart of in Southwest Louisiana.

Want to be part of it?  here are the details!

The festivities begin on Friday afternoon February 3rd and go through Saturday February 4th.  Here is the list of events:

 

Annual Mardi Gras and Chicken Run

Friday Feburary, 3rd 2012

Annual Mardi Gras Run

Gueydan, La - Duck Festival Grounds

Traditional Mardi Gras and Chicken Run

12 Noon

Duck Festival Grounds will open for campers and horse trailers.

(Spot Rental for Campers and Horse Trailers - w/water & electric)

$40.00 - Weekend

$50.00 - Thur - Sunday

For more information contact Todd Scott  337.344.6504 

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Dance

Music by DJ  G-Man


Annual Mardi Gras Run

Gueydan, La - Duck Festival Grounds

Traditional Mardi Gras and Chicken Run 

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration for horses and floats.
$5.00 entry fee for Float and Horse Riders, Children 12 and under FREE
Traditional Mardi Gras music is provided on the run!
All floats must provide your own PORT-A LET

9:00 a.m.
The Traditional Mardi Gras and Chicken Run starts at the Duck Festival grounds with chicken throws during the run.

12:00 Noon
Lunch will be served on the run weather permitting.  Otherwise the meal will be served back at the Duck Festival grounds.

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Traditional Mardi Gras and Chicken Run continues through the countryside.

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Traditional Mardi Gras and Chicken Run joins in with the Gueydan Mardi Gras Parade down Main Street.

  • Floats wishing to participate in the parade need only to contact Jim Hebert @ 337.824.4011 or Bennett Scott @ 337.224.5225 or Pat Abshire @ 337.368.1902

     

    5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Return to the Duck Festival grounds after the parade to music by cheap shots featuring special gusets The dance is free for Run participants.

    6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

    LIVE AUCTION

    Live Auction will be held during a band break.   Everyone is invited.

  • BRING YOUR ICE CHEST FILLED WITH DRINK OF CHOICE
    NO GLASS CONTAINER'S ALLOWED

    For more information or to register for the run you can email the Krewe at kreweoriginales@gmail.com.

    Get ready to party and have a great time Cajun style.  This event is sponsored by the Office of Louisiana Tourism.