Get Fired Up

Get Fired Up

If you are a motorcycle enthusiast or BBQ aficionado, you will want to set your course for the Cajun Coast in July!

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the movie, Easy Rider, filmed on the Cajun Coast, the Bikers on the Bayou event is hosting some Easy-themed activities as part of their annual event. A Louisiana-worthy festival in downtown Franklin, with food and music will be fun for the whole family. Then, in addition to a car, motorcycle and rat rod show, viewing of Easy Rider at the Teche Theater, and taking in a few locations filmed along the Cajun Coast, Belles on the Bayou will be presenting guided tours, souvenirs and light refreshments at Arlington Plantation House and Gardens in Franklin. Ride or not, it promises to be a good time! Find out more about the Bikers on the Bayou event, and then check out their Facebook page for Easy Rider trivia and more fun leading up to the festival, Sunday, July 15.

And, ride or not, you’ll definitely want to plan to stay the entire weekend, or longer, on the Cajun Coast.

The Bayou BBQ Bash will fire up your taste buds before firing up your engines!

The 7th Annual Bayou BBQ Bash, held July 13-14, promises to be a lip-smacking event, rain or shine, since it’s held under the U.S. 90 Bridge at the corner of Second and Greenwood streets in Morgan City. The event is a Barbecue Competitor Alliance competition along with a Corporate Cooking Team throw down as well.

And, the competition gets fierce (which means extra-yummy BBQ for you!). After all, bragging rights are at stake (steak!) as well as an exclusive $1400, 10-karat gold ring, designed by Klutts Jewelers awaiting the Grand Champion. In addition to the competitive teams, locals can get in on the action. The cost to enter is $165 for competitive and local teams and $250 for corporate teams. The kids can also get in on the barbecue competition at the Cannata’s Kids Q Saturday, with an entry fee of $30.

You can even come and try for the title yourself! If you are known as King of the Coals or Master of the Grill, sign up by July 7th and get in on the competition to earn your chops as the Annual BBQ Champ! There is not only much barbecue available for the tasting, but other festival fare as well as arts & crafts booths Friday and Saturday. There will also be live music with Ruff N Ready Band on Friday and Déjà Vu on Saturday.  Get all the details!

There will be a Business After Hours where the public can meet the cooks and sample their fare. The event will be held Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Morgan City to kick off this event. In addition, the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival will unveil its 2018 poster at the Business After Hours.

There are plenty of places for you to stay for the weekend, and longer, on the Cajun Coast! From hotels offering festival weekend specials to RV Parks and campgrounds, check the list, and make reservations now for a fired up visit along the Cajun Coast!