The cast iron pot is totemic in Cajun culture
The South Louisiana Black Pot Festival & Cookoff is one of the most unique festivals in Louisiana. Held annually in late October, the festival celebrates Cajun culture and cooking with two days of great music, dancing, food, camping & jamming. The festival is a cooperative of South Louisiana musicians, artists and southern culture enthusiasts, creating an unprecedented gathering of south Louisiana’s hottest roots bands, as well as a number of groups from all over the country.
“We knew we had a gumbo festival and sausage festival and a shrimp festival, but we didn't have a festival paying tribute to the black pot. The symbol of the black pot is that everyone communally comes together by the pot, You can play music, visit, eat and just have a good time and it all happens around the black pot.”
Daniel Coolik, festival organizer