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

Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event

Honoring the
Cameron Parish
Shrimp Industry

Continuing Our Legacy 



10:00 a.m.  Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Skeet Shoot - Creole Fire Station

Skeet Shoot - $30 per round

Followed by Quail Flush - $30 per team/per round   

12:30 p.m.  Admission to Entertainment - $10.00 (with free koozie)

Bring your own beverages and snacks! No concession on site!

LSU vs Arkansas Game will be shown.

1-4 p.m.      Live Entertainment

4:00 p.m.    Duck Cook-Off Judging Begins

5-8 p.m.      Steel Shot (Entertainment)          


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

Teen Miss Fur Queen Contest

Crowning of King Fur

                    Admission $5.00

                    Grand Lake High School

                    1039 Highway 384, Lake Charles LA (Grand Lake)


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

                     Admission $5.00

                    South Cameron High School 

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


9:00 a.m.    Dog Trials (Registration Begins-Sweetlake Area , Corner Hwy 27 and                                Hacketts Road)

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

5:00 p.m.   Gates Open - Carnival, Craft and Food Booths Open

No Admission Fee

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



6:30 a.m.     Cooks Allowed into Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Area 

(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 Begin at Lake Charles Airport Area

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

9:00 a.m.    Gates Open - Burton Complex

                   Admission $15.00 per person/Children 12 & Under Free

                   Gumbo Cook Off - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

Craft/Vendor Booths - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

                   Carnival Opens - Burton Complex

9:30 a.m.    Muskrat and Nutria Skinning - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

                    Trap Setting Competition - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

                    Oyster Shucking Competition - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

10:00 a.m.   Registration for Kids Master Races - Exhibitor Barn

10:30 a.m.   Kids Master Oyster Race and Master Shrimping Race - Exhibitor Barn

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

10:30 a.m.   Gumbo Cook-Off Judging - Burton Livestock/Exhibit Barn Arena

12:30 p.m.   Gumbo Cook-Off Awards - Burton Coliseum

1:00-3:00     Junior LaCrosse  (Entertainment) 

3:00 p.m.     Duck and Goose Calling Competition -  LSU AgCenter Office

3:00-5:00     Steel Shot (Entertainment) 

5:00-5:30     Presentation of Festival Royalty, Maryland Delegation

Festival Officials

5:30-7:30     Geno Delafose & the French Rockin' Boogie (Entertainment)

7:30-9:30     Beau Young Band (Entertainment) 

9:30-11:30    Wayne Toups (Entertainment) 

Due to hurricane damages the 2022 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival will be held at the Burton Complex in Lake Charles, LA. We hope to see everyone there!

The 2022 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Dog Trial is fast approaching! Friday, January 7, 2022 at the property located on the corner of Hwy 27 and Hacketts Road. 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 8, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. The route at the Lake Charles Airport Area is posted on the link.  5K/1 MILE Registration

Registration ends January 6 at 11:59 p.m.

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk - $35.00

5K Run/Walk - $35.00

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

Gumbo Cook-Off

January 8, 2022 


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 12:30 p.m. in the Burton Coliseum   


The 2022 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Duck and Goose Calling Contest will be held Saturday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the LSU AgCenter Building located next to the Burton Complex. Entry will start at 2:30 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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