Join in the fun of an authentic Cajun fais-do-do (get together) as Cajun, swamp pop and Zydeco bands, dancers and musicians leave their native Louisiana bayous and travel north to the corn belt of Iowa for the Ninth Annual Taste Louisiana Cajun & Zydeco Festival. Talented troops of Louisiana musicians, dancers, and cooks take over the Amana Colonies Outdoor Convention Facility. Cajun and Zydeco dance is a focal point of this year's event. Dance instructors Maurine McCort and David Jordahl teach all levels a variety of dance styles. Not only will the music be spicy, but the food will be, too! From jambalaya to crawfish to beignets and everything in between, it’s all cooked fresh by a crew of Cajun cooks imported from the kitchens of the bayou and French Quarter! Be there to experience authentic Cajun culture – it’s a trip to Louisiana without leaving the Midwest!
New Riverside Ramblers, Belton Richard and the Musical Aces, Sean Vidrine & Swamp Fyre, Waylon Thibodeaux, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, FIDDLE FEST! With fiddlers Waylon Thibodeaux, Richard Cormier, Adrien Boudreaux and Eric Mohring, CAJUN FEST STAFF BEAD THROW with Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas and Sean Vidrine & Swampfyre