Chauvin Fest 2015

Chauvin Fest 2015 is fast approaching. Here’s the info:

October 17 & 18, 2015
Ward 7 Fairgrounds, Chauvin

We’re still looking for sponsors to help make this year’s festival a success! Here’s our sponsorship form.

Have some paintings or crafts or DIY products you’d like to sell? Download our arts vendor form.

Think your jambalaya is better than most other jambalayas in the tri-parish area (if not the world)? Register for our jambalaya cookoff.

Stay fit for the festivities! Register for our 5K walk/run: we run dis bayou.

In the meantime, consider our lineup:11875229_940766605983020_3239757975687971573_o

See our Facebook page for more information!

Trash Bash 2015

Cleaning up Bayou Petit Caillou for the annual Boat Blessing

Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Chauvin, LA

Volunteers Needed

The first group will start from at the old Little Caillou School (5756 Highway 56 Chauvin LA 70344) at 8am.
(Registration from 7:30am – 10:00 am)
We’ll be cleaning up the bayou side from Marty J’s to Boudreaux Canal.

There will be food, refreshments, and prizes.

Download the Flyer!

Please contact Kurt Lirette for more information, or visit our facebook page.

Paddle Down the Bayou 2015

Saturday, April 11,2014, 8:00 am
Chauvin, LA, at a private launch site 
about 1/4 mi below Clearview Mini Mart (across from Buddy Stringer)

Paddlers may paddle pirogues, canoes, kayaks, or other nonmotorized small boats. All paddlers MUST wear life jackets.

Cost: $30 and children 13 yrs. and under $25.

This covers the cost of shirt, food, beverages, insurance, and entertainment.

How the Trip Will Work:

The entire paddle trip is approximately 5 miles. After leaving the launch site, paddlers will have a rest stop at Chauvin Sculpture Garden, and then proceed to the take-out site at LLMap Camp. Paddlers must then pick up their boats and drive back up the bayou to the Little Caiilou Volunteer Fire Department for the after-trip celebration.


Paddlers should arrive at the launch site by 7 am to pick up tshirts and registration packets. Only those who pre-register
before March 27 are guaranteed a t-shirt upon arrival. Late registrants may have to wait for a t-shirt re-order after the trip. Paddlers must leave their boats at the beginning launch site. If there is no one that can pick up the paddler at the end site, paddlers must then drive their vehicles to LLMap Camp before the event and park there. They will be shuttled back by volunteer drivers using their personal vehicles. The last shuttle will leave LLMap Camp by 7:40.


Breakfast snacks and beverages will be available at the launch site. Bottled water will be provided. A lunch will be served at the fire station, along with music, kid’s activities, and a Decorated Shrimp Boot Contest.

Download the information and registration form!

ChauvinFest 2014

October 17 & 18

The fifth anniversary of ChauvinFest. Join us for a day of music, food, drinks, family, friends, and art. It’s at the Ward Seven Citizen’s club in Chauvin. If you would like to join the cookoff or sell your wares as a vendor, please contact Kurt or Sandra Lirette at 985-594-5000 or email us at

ChauvinFest 2014 Poster

Faded Ink—Sunny Day

Faded Ink playing at the 2013 Chauvin Heritage and Festival. Here is their cover of “Sunny Afternoon” by the Kinks. Faded Ink, the original Chauvin supergroup, shared the stage for the first time in thirty years last October. We’re hoping have them again for the 2014 festival, October 18 and 19 at the Ward Seven Citizen’s Club in Chauvin.

Clyde Pelligrin on keys
Anthony Duplantis on vocals and acoustic
Leonard Ledet on drums
Jaimie Babin on electric guitar
Dale Authement on acoustic guitar
Houston Lirette on bass guitar

Camera work by Jason Robinson and Christopher Lirette
Production and editing by Christopher Lirette

ChauvinFest 2014 Registration

It’s the time of year again to get ready for Chauvin’s premier culture and heritage festival. Attached to this post, you will find the Jambalaya Cookoff and Vendor registration forms. Both have a deadline of October 1, 2014, but remember: space fills up fast. We encourage you to register early.

Vendor Rules
Jambalaya Cookoff Rules

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  • Completed and signed vendor application (this page)
  • Full payment of booth fee: $50 for one day or $75 for two days per 10×10 foot booth. Please make checks payable to Terrebonne Advocates for Possibility.
  • Four sample pictures of what you intend to sell. A website URL with sample images is acceptable.

Incomplete applications will be rejected. Booths will not be assigned until a complete application is received, processed, and approved by T-Possibility. Spaces will not be reserved by telephone or email.

Mail your complete application with booth fee to Application Deadline is October 1, 2014. Please apply early!

Terrebonne Advocates for Possibility
5544 Hwy 56
Chauvin, LA 7034

Download the form.

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Jambalaya Cookoff

Jambalaya Cookoff teams consist of three or more people that have jointly submitted a cookoff application and paid the $100 entry fee. Here are the details of the cookoff:

Timeline for October 18, 2014

7:00 a.m. Teams may set up their cooking areas.
8:00 a.m. Chief cooks meet with T-Possibility coordinator.
9:00 a.m. Teams may begin cooking.
12:00 p.m. Teams serve judges and attendees with cook?off bracelets.
2:00 p.m. Judges complete deliberations; people’s choice votes tallied. Winners announced afterward.
5:00 p.m. Teams begin breaking down cooking areas. Booths cleared by 6:00 p.m.


  1.  Jambalaya must be cooked on site during the competition times.
  2. Cooks choose and provide their own ingredients (sausage, seafood, etc.)
  3. Teams provide their own tables, tents, small 4 oz. serving cups, utensils, markers, etc.
  4. For the people’s choice award jambalaya must feed at least 100 small servings.Judges will sample one serving from each team.
  5. The chief cook is responsible for the team’s actions and adherence to the rules.
  6.  Cooking areas must be maintained and cleaned after competition is over.


1st Place Trophy King Kooker 10 Gallon Cast Iron Jambalaya Pot w/ Cooker Package
2nd Place Trophy King Kooker 10 Gallon Cast Iron Jambalaya Pot
3rd Place Trophy King Kooker 5 Gallon Cast Iron Jambalaya Pot

Download the form

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