From festivals to cook-offs to Halloween fun, this weekend is jam-packed with fun things to do in Acadiana. Here's your one-stop shopping for what you can do in Lafayette, Abbeville, New Iberia and other places in south Louisiana.

Friday, October 12

Museum of Fear @ Science Museum (Lafayette): 7p-11p
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles @ Girard Park (Lafayette): 5:30p-8:45p music
Cattle Festival (Abbeville): 8a-12a
23rd Annual World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off (New Iberia): Fifth Avenue plays Bouligny Plaza 7p-10p
59th Louisiana Cotton Festival (Ville Platte): 1p-12a

Saturday, October 13

Museum of Fear @ Science Museum (Lafayette): 7p-11p
Festivals Acadiens et Créoles @ Girard Park (Lafayette): 10:30a-7:45p music
Cattle Festival (Abbeville): 7a-12a
23rd Annual World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off (New Iberia): 8a-10p
59th Louisiana Cotton Festival (Ville Platte): 8a-12a
Pumpkin Patch Family Fun Day @ Covenant United Methodist Church (Lafayette): 9a-7p

Sunday, October 14

Festivals Acadiens et Créoles @ Girard Park (Lafayette): 9:30am-7:15p music
Cattle Festival (Abbeville): 7a-5p
23rd Annual World Championship Gumbo Cook-Off (New Iberia): 6a-3:30p
59th Louisiana Cotton Festival (Ville Platte): 8:30a-6p

 

**If you would like us to add something to this weekend's activities list, email jude@973thedawg.com.