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
Hunting & Wildlife Industry

Continuing Our Legacy 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 2023

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)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2023

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)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2023

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

           

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2023

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!

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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.   

DUCK AND GOOSE CALLING

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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