The festival is held on the grounds of St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church in Des Allemands.

17324 La. 631, Des Allemands, La. 70030

From New Orleans, take I-10 W to I-310. Head south on I-310 for about 12 miles. Exit to the right on Hwy. 90 W to Houma. Continue on Hwy. 90 W through Paradis to Des Allemands. Upon reaching Des Allemands,  St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church will be on the right side of LA 631 in the Des Allemands Business District.

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Home Cooked Food

Rides Provided By

Mitchell Bros. and Sons

Rides

Live Music

The Rev. William McCallion founded the festival in 1975 to raise money for St. Gertrude the Great Catholic Church and to stimulate the economy. It has grown into one of the area's most popular attractions.In 1975, Gov. Edwin Edwards signed a proclamation declaring Des Allemands the Catfish Capital of the World, and in 1980 the Legislature passed a resolution naming it the Catfish Capital of the Universe.

June 21, 22, 23, 2019

Catfish platters (catfish and white beans) , catfish boulettes, seafood gumbo with potato salad, jambalaya, shrimp po-boys, catfish po-boys, hotdogs, hamburgers, french fries, nachos & cheese, chili fritos, snoballs, and  homemade cakes.

Telephone
(985)758-7542
FAX
(985) 758-7591
Postal address
17324 La. 631, Des Allemands, La. 70030
Electronic mail
Webmaster: office@stgertrude.nocoxmail.com
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