Louisiana Catfish Festival        June 2017 23rd  5:00pm to 11:00pm

                                                                             24th  10:00am to 11:00pm

                                                                             25th  10:30am to 8:00pm

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.

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.

(985) 758-7591
Postal address
17324 La. 631, Des Allemands, La. 70030
Electronic mail
Webmaster: LouisianaCatfishFestival@cox.net



Home Cooked Food

Rides Provided By

Mitchell Bros. and Sons

June 23, 2017

The Molly Ringwalds

June 24, 2017

Chee Wheez

June 25, 2017

Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition

All Many More!!

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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