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Good Times. Good Friends.

Welcome to the official website of LOUISIANA FUR & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL.

We are thrilled to be throwing this year’s event, and hope you can join us for all the fun. Browse the site to find out more.

Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival

Southwest Tourism Society Top 20 Event

Honoring the
Cameron Parish
Hunting & Wildlife Industry

Continuing Our Legacy 



6:00 p.m.     Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Queen Contest  

Teen Miss Fur Queen Contest

Crowning of King Fur

                    Admission $5.00 - 12 & Under Free

                    South Cameron High School

                    753 Oak Grove Highway, Grand Chenier, LA (Creole)


6:00 p.m.     Little Miss and Mister Cameron Parish & Miss Cameron Parish Pageants

                     Admission $5.00 - 12 & Under Free

                     South Cameron High School 

                     753 Oak Grove Highway, Grand Chenier, LA (Creole)


9:00 a.m.     Dog Trials - Registration Begins

                    Home of Mitch Thomas - 5317 Highway 397, Bell City LA 70630

10:00 a.m.   Dog Trails Begin - Junior Pups with Seasoned Dogs to Follow

12:00 p.m.   Gates Open - Carnival, Craft and Food Booths Open

                    Admission $5.00/$15.00 Weekend Pass/Children 12 & Under Free

6:00-9:00     Under the Influence (Entertainment)

10:00 p.m.   Gates Close - Carnival, Craft and Food Booths Close



6:30 a.m.     Gates Open for Gumbo Cook-Off Only

7:00 a.m.     Fur Festival 5k Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk (Late Registration)

8:00 a.m.     5K Run/1Mile Race and Walk - Cameron

9:00 a.m.    Gates Open - Carnival, Craft and Food Booths Open

                    Admission $10.00 per person/Children 12 & Under Free

9:00-4:00    Antique Vehicles Showcase - Free Admission

9:00-4:00    Trap Shooting Competition/Quail Flush

9:30 a.m.     Registration for Kids Master Oyster Race - Stage Area

10:00 a.m.   Kids Master Oyster Race - Stage Area

                    Group 1 (Ages 6-8 years old) Group 2 (Ages 9-11 years old) 

10:30 a.m.   Registration for Oyster Shucking/Nutria Skinning/Trap Setting -Stage Area

10:30 a.m.   Gumbo Cook-Off Judging 

11:00 a.m.   Oyster Shucking Competition - Stage Area

                    Muskrat Skinning Demonstration/Nutria Skinning Competition

                    Trap Setting Competition

1:00 p.m.     Parade - Downtown Cameron

2:00-4:00     Steel Shot (Entertainment) 

3:00 p.m.     Duck and Goose Calling Registration -  Cameron Port Office

3:30 p.m.     Duck and Goose Calling Competition - Cameron Port Office

4:00 p.m.    Gumbo Cook-Off Awards - Stage Area

4:30-6:30     Leroy Thomas (Entertainment) 

6:30 p.m.     Presentation of Festival Royalty, Maryland Delegation, Festival Officials

7:00-9:00     Three Thirty Seven (Entertainment)

9:30-11:30   Beau Young Band (Entertainment) 

11:30 p.m.   Gates Close - See you in 2024!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Cameron to help us celebrate!


The 2023 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Trap Shooting and Quail Flush will be held on Saturday, January 14th next to the fairgrounds. Trap Shooting will be from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with the Shoot-Off following the parade. Quail Flush will be from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The 2023 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Dog Trial is fast approaching! Friday, January 13, 2023 at the home of Mitch Thomas (5317 Highway 397, Bell City LA 70-630). Entry will start at 9:00 a.m. Fee is $40.00 per dog entered. Trials begin at 10:00 a.m. 2 Stakes - Puppy and Senior. CONTACT: Kerry Clark Picou 337-794-8064. Thank you and hope to see you there!

The 5k/1 Mile run will be Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 8:00 a.m. The route will be in Cameron, LA. The link will be posted soon.  5K/1 MILE Registration

Registration ends January 12 at 11:59 p.m.

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - $35.00 +$3.50 Sign Up Fee

5K Run/Walk - $35.00 + $3.50 Sign Up Fee

Race day registration at 7:00 a.m. but will not include T-Shirt or Gift Bag.

The Gumbo Cook-Off will be Saturday, January 14 on the Cameron fairground. Contestants arrive and set up at 6:00 a.m. Cooking begins at 6:30 a.m. Samples ready to be submitted to judges at 10:30 a.m. and public invited to come to the tasting. Winners will be announced at 4:00 p.m. at the stage.   


The 2023 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Duck and Goose Calling Contest will be held Saturday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the Cameron Port Office (Enter through festival gate then head to Cameron Port Office). Entry will start at 3:00 p.m. Fee is $25.00 per division. Age Divisions: Junior - Intermediate - Senior. Calling Divisions: Duck - Snow Goose - Speckle Belly - Best All Around Caller. Thank you and hope to see you there!


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