May Family Festival Time

May Family Festival

For many, May is the beginning of Family Travel Season.  June and July may be the most popular months for week-long family vacations, but as the weather gets warmer, we are looking for the opportunity to get out of the house more.  Whether it is a long weekend or simply a day trip, local festivals are the perfect excuse for spending quality time together as a family.  Here are a couple ideas of FUN family trips.

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana is home to the annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival as featured in Louisiana Hometown Cookbook.  More than 30 bands will perform throughout the three day event — May 3rd – 5th, 2019.  Your family will enjoy Cajun cuisine including crawfish, of course, served every way possible, plus crawfish races, Cajun and zydeco dance contests, a carnival midway, a crawfish cook-off and a parade in honor of the Crawfish Queen.   For information, contact the Breaux Bridge visitors center —

While you are in the area, be sure to stop and at Buck & Johnny’s located in Breaux Bridge’s downtown historical district.  You are sure to enjoy their blend of bold Cajun spice with the rich and smooth flavors of Italy.  Poche’s Market just off I-10 in Breaux Bridge is a must-stop on your way home.  They are a unique specialty meat market where you can get alligator sausage, boudin balls, crawfish pie and much more.   Both establishments are featured in Louisiana Back Road Restaurant Recipes.


If a South Carolina trip is your style, have an early lunch in Historic Georgetown at Ball & Que Restaurant — a favorite restaurant in South Carolina Back Roads Restaurant Recipes.   Open since 1970, they serve down-home southern cooking that is always a hit.  Then travel the 30 minutes to McClellanville and join in the 41-year history of their Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the fleet.  On May 4th, trawlers festooned with colorful flags and pennants will slowly parade down Jeremy Creek to receive a blessing of the fleet, from local clergy, for a safe and bountiful season.  In addition, your family will enjoy local seafood plus other food vendors, live music, craft booths, a huge kids area with inflatables, pony rides, face painting, and a butterfly house. It’s fun for the whole family as featured in South Carolina Hometown Cookbook

If you are looking for more fun festivals, check out our blog for more ideas, visit the website of your local tourism agency for events in your area, or purchase one of the states in the Hometown Cookbook Series which has fun information about all the food festivals across the state.   See you on the road! 





Crawfish Party Dip

Shrimp & Crawfish Ceviche