Pictured (L to R): Evette Gradney, Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Visit Lake Charles, presents the Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event award to Telesha Bertrand, President of the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival.

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Colten Miller, Publications/Systems Manager
Visit Lake Charles

Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival
Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event

CAMERON, La. (Dec. 19, 2019)—The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival as a 2020 Top 20 Event for the month of January.

The festival will be held Friday–Saturday, Jan. 10-11, in Cameron, La., with plenty of activities for festival-goers, including parades, pageants, a 5K run and 1-mile fun walk, as well as dances, Cajun music, a gumbo cook-off, exhibits and a carnival. This year will also feature two new events for kids: the Kids Master Oyster Race and Master Fishing Race. You can also check out unique contests like duck and goose calling, trap setting, nutria and muskrat skinning, oyster shucking and skeet shooting, and always a favorite among hunters are the dog trials. These contests and more make this a memorable experience for the whole family and a reason why people keep coming back to one of Southwest Louisiana’s “oldest and coldest” festivals. This year's festival will honor the energy industry.

Visit Lake Charles is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The Visit Lake Charles staff nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.

Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, contact Visit Lake Charles at 337-436-9588 or go to www.visitlakecharles.org.