June is festival time is South Louisiana, and when you hear the music and smell delicious food coming from clouds of smoke, then it's Le Festival de la Viande Boucanee, better known as the Smoked Meat Festival.

This two day event, brought to you by PING Enterprises Inc. in association with Chapter 632 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, is held on the last full weekend of June each year in the "Smoked Meat Capital of the World", Ville Platte, Louisiana.

Admission to festival is $15 per day and $5 for children 12 and under.

Festival highlights include the World Championship Smoked Meat Cook-Off for amateurs and professionals. The backyard cooks and the professionals rise to the task of preparing meats in varied and imaginative ways, each using their own special seasonings and methods of smoking the meat.

The cook-off is open to any kind of dish using smoked meat, such as sausage, tasso, pounce bouree', deer, pig, rabbit and even fish.

The Smoked Meat Festival always has great live music as well. Here is the music line-up for this year:

Friday, June 27th

Kyle Veillon
James Dupré
Daryle Singletary

Saturday, June 28th

Mike Dean
Jaryd Lane
Mark Chesnutt