Swamp life: Iberville Parish Visitor's Center hosts Swamp Life Expo Saturday

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
The Iberville Parish Visitor's Center in Grosse Tete will host the annual Swamp Life Expo on Saturday. The free event will feature an hands-on look at life in the swamp. 

GROSSE TETE - Life in the swamps of Iberville Parish will be featured during the Swamp Life Expo on Saturday, October 5, at the Iberville Parish Visitor's Center in Grosse Tete.

This free event will feature a hands-on look at life in the swamp, including numerous demonstrations of crawfish trap making, primitive arrowheads, the Indian bow drill of making fire, and swamp painting. Those attending will feast on samplings of Cajun foods, including crawfish etoufee, jambalaya, duck andouille gumbo, deer sauce piquant, fried catfish, roasted alligator, pork cracklins, gumbo, pecan pies and bread pudding.

Items essential to swamp life will also be on display, such as cypress wood crafts and hand-carved cypress paddles, a vintage airboat and putt-putt boats, an Atchafalaya Basin program, swamp paintings, animal furs, and information about the Chitimacha Indians. The timeless sounds of Cajun music by Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band will be heard across the banks of Bayou Grosse Tete.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. under the historic and massive oaks at Iberville's beautiful Iberville Visitor's Center in Grosse Tete. The Iberville Visitors Center is located just off Interstate 10 at exit #139 on Hwy. 77. For more information, call 225-687-2642.