Every type of food that Louisiana is known for has a festival somewhere to celebrate it. Here’s a festival that celebrates the Sweet Dough Pie. If you’re not from Louisiana, you may be asking, “What is a sweet dough pie?” It is a delicious pie made in the shape of a turnover, having a sweet crust filled with various fillings such as fig, sweet potato, lemon, peach, blackberry, to name a few. Miss Emma Lou from Catahoula, Louisiana says that the pie is a Good Friday tradition that goes back at least as far as her grandmother’s day. It is a favorite treat in Cajun country at any time of the year and is sold at most festivals in Louisiana.
The 3rd Annual Sweet Dough Pie Festival will take place in Grand Coteau, Louisiana on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm on the grounds of St. Charles Catholic Church. The event will celebrate the unique culture and history of Grand Coteau and will include a sweet dough pie contest, guest speakers, arts and crafts vendors, free guided tours of St. Charles Church and cemetery, Schools of the Sacred Heart, St. Ignatius School, food from local restaurants and live music.
There are several bed and breakfasts located in that part of Cajun Country where the festival is held. View our map to find their locations: http://www.louisianabandb.com/cajun-country