Hey ya’ll! It’s that time of year again! We are thrilled to invite you to join us at the 10th Annual Boudin Festival on April 14-16, 2023 in Scott, LA – the Boudin Capital of the World! With live music, dancing and lots of boudin, this three day event celebrates the rich history and culture of the Cajun people who love to “passer du bon temps”.
Origins of Cajun Cuisine
Cajuns have a long and storied history in Louisiana, dating back to the 18th century when French Acadians were exiled from Nova Scotia and resettled in Louisiana where they developed their own unique cultural identity and cuisine.
Boudin is a perfect example of how some of the most delicious food items were developed during hard times. Because pigs were an important resource to early Cajuns, they used everything they could, leaving little to no waste. Boudin, a combination of sausage made with pork, rice, and seasonings, stuffed into a casing was created as a vehicle for less desirable cuts of pork. From humble beginnings, boudin has become a staple for locals and a must-try for visitors to the region. We’ve gotten creative, too, with variations of boudin ranging from a traditional link to fried pepper jack boudin balls to wraps and more!
Bon Temps Rouler!
With over 20 vendors to choose from, attendees can try a variety of boudin recipes and in a variety of forms at the Boudin Festival. Many of these vendors won’t have to travel too far as Scott, La is home to a number of boudin makers, including The Best Stop, where we have been serving up our signature boudin since 1986. The Best Stop’s boudin has won numerous awards and has even been featured on the Travel Channel and Food Network!
In addition to the food, the Boudin Festival features live Cajun & Zydeco music, boudin-eating and dance contests, a pageant, carnival rides, and other family-friendly activities. The festival is a great opportunity to experience what South Louisiana has to offer.
Boudin Festival Tips
If you’re planning to attend the Boudin Festival, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your experience:
- Come hungry and ready to indulge in boudin and other Cajun delicacies.
- Wear comfortable shoes, as there will be a lot of walking and standing.
- Ask vendors about the spice level of their food
- Bring cash, as some vendors may not accept credit cards.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.
Come see us at the Boudin Festival April 14-16!
At The Best Stop, we’re passionate about sharing our love of Cajun food with the world, and there’s no better place to do that than the Boudin Festival. We’ll be at the festival all weekend long, serving up our signature boudin and other delicious dishes that showcase the best of Cajun cuisine.
Whether you’re a lifelong fan of boudin or a newcomer to Cajun food, we’re confident that you’ll love what we have to offer. Our boudin is made using the same recipe that we’ve been using for over three decades, and it’s earned us a reputation as one of the top boudin makers in the world.
But The Best Stop is more than just a place to grab a bite to eat. We’re a part of the Scott community, and we’re committed to supporting local organizations and events like the Boudin Festival. When you stop by our booth, you’re not just enjoying some great food – you’re supporting a local business and our community.
If you’re planning to attend the Boudin Festival, be sure to stop by The Best Stop booth and say hello. We’d love to introduce you to our award-winning boudin and our other Cajun favorites, and we’re always happy to chat and share our love of Cajun culture. See you there, cher!