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May 27, 2015

Rougarou Selected as Top 20 by Southeast Tourism Society

The organizers of the Rougarou Fest are proud to announce that the Southeast Tourism Society selected Rougarou Fest as a Top 20 Event during the month of October. Participating states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Many thanks go to all the volunteers and sponsors that make the festival possible.

From the Southeast Tourism Society website, "The best events across the Southeast compete to receive the prestigious Top 20 Events designation. Through a nomination process, Southeast Tourism Society chooses the Top 20 events in the Southeast for each month of the year and publishes this list of winners quarterly. The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others."

"The Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to have one of the Top 20 Events here. The prestige of this award has the ability to bring even more regional travelers to our parish for this outstanding festival. Our goal at the Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is to attract visitors to Terrebonne Parish for a hospitable and unique experience, one that will have visitors sharing their memories and wanting to return, and the Rougarou Fest does this exceptionally well." Joey Pierce, Communications Manager, Houma Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Rougarou Fest is a nationally recognized festival presented by Chevron that celebrates the rich culture of Cajun folklore that exists along the bayous of Terrebonne Parish. It showcases live music, cultural activities, Cajun food, a costume contest, the Rougarou Fun and the Krewe Ga Rou parade. The 4th annual Rougarou Fest will take place in Downtown Houma on Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10AM - 10PM and Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 9AM - 5PM. All proceeds raised from the Rougarou Fest benefit the programs and development of the Wetlands Discovery Center.