The tiny town of Abita Springs was teeming with people for the popular Abita Fall Fest that celebrated the cooler days of fall and all the flavor of southern Louisiana. I have to say that I greatly appreciated the complimentary shuttle rides from two locations which made arriving at the festival held at the town's Trailhead (formerly a railroad stop) worry-free. Even Abita Brewing Co. where I parked and caught the shuttle had lots of activity and a tasting bar.
Arriving at the festival gates, the cool air and bright sunshine welcomed us all; it was just absolutely perfect weather and made the day so nice. I arrived in time to catch Tyler Kinchen & The Right Pieces, a rock band with the addition of a small horn section. People were already up and dancing for them, but I couldn't make it to the dance floor with the smell of amazing food luring me to Food Alley. While the fried fish, grilled oysters, and gumbo looked amazing, I went with the Pulled Pork Po-Boy packed with hot, belly-filling meat and served with a side of coleslaw.
The Lost Bayou Ramblers rocked the stage next, and I don't have to explain how great this band is. The hometown Cajun outfit hardly needs an introduction as they bring their fun classic Cajun with up-tempo beats to venues all over southern Louisiana regularly. Some of the attendees weren't just dancing along, they were performing a perfect Cajun Two-Step, not something commonly seen outside of Cajun Country.