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  • Gonzales is the "Jambalaya Capital of the World." In 1967, this term was only an inspiration in the mind of Steve Juneau to promote the City of Gonzales.

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The Jambalaya Festival Association, chartered in 1967, invites you to mark your calendar for the 50th annual Jambalaya festival to be held in Gonzales, Louisiana on May 25 - May 27, 2018. Your whole family will enjoy the vast variety of food, fun, music and activities that have made the Jambalaya Festival the can't miss highlight of the year.

The festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contests, a variety of food and so much fun it takes four days to get it all in.

On behalf of the Jambalaya Festival Association Board of Directors, we invite each one of you to come share this great South Louisiana festival with us. It will be a weekend you will never forget.