Emily Hingle

Abita Fall Fest Is Full Of Local Flavor

13:26 October 26, 2023
By: Emily Hingle

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.

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