Louisiana Food and Wine Festival returning to Lake Charles in September

Published: Jul. 17, 2023 at 9:18 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2023 at 2:08 PM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Louisiana Food and Wine Festival is a celebration of the best culinary superstars and beverage experts of Southwest Louisiana. The festival, hosted by Visit Lake Charles and presented by Rouses Markets, allows attendees to get a taste of Louisiana’s unique Cajun and Creole heritage as well as its culture, seafood, artisans, live music, and more.

The festival will be held from Sept. 14 through 17 this year at the Lake Charles Visitors Center (1205 N. Lakeshore Drive.)

Tickets are on sale now but there are also ways to get behind-the-scenes access such as purchasing a ticket package as well as volunteering.

There are a variety of volunteer positions available including admissions and general registration, beverage/culinary serving and assistance, wine and food booths set-up, assistance with guest relations/ambassadors signage, and more.

Volunteers will receive a souvenir Louisiana Food & Wine Festival apron, souvenir glassware, an opportunity to enjoy the event in which they are volunteering after their shift ends, and/or a free event ticket opportunity, depending upon the number of volunteer hours a volunteer can commit.

Volunteers that participate in volunteer shifts/roles on Saturday, Sept. 16 for the Grand Tasting or a total of eight volunteer hours or more leading up to the Saturday Grand Tasting or Sunday Jazz Brunch, will earn a free ticket to Friday night’s Fire on the Lake event.

You must be 21 or older to volunteer.

A portion of the festival’s ticket proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Southwest Louisiana, along with 100% of the proceeds from a “Wine & Spirits Pull” on Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Grand Tasting.

Save 10% off your ticket price for Friday and Saturday events by entering promo code KPLC10.