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Postponed: Rouge et Blanc Wine & Food Festival

McNeese State University

  • Presented By: Banners at McNeese
  • Dates: October 10, 2020
  • Location: McNeese State University

UPDATED 08.11.2020: 


Thank you, Banners at McNeese sponsors, supporters and partners, for all you do in service of the Lake Area community.

Postponing Rouge 2020 indefinitely was a VERY difficult decision, made by the Banners at McNeese team after exploring many different scenarios and options, as well as looking at the current status of other similar events around the world.

We eagerly await sunnier days filled with wine, gourmet food, arts, music, and, of course, good friends.

Factors contributing to the decision to postpone included:

  • Louisiana ATC permits not being issued currently
  • Social distancing guidelines would severely limit the amount of patrons and support teams able to attend
  • The holding pattern of our partners in beverage distribution and food service
  • Additional costs in outfitting the event responsibly
  • An overabundance of caution in ensuring the safety of patrons, partners, volunteers, and staff

A big thanks to the many of you who reached out in support (and in dire need of their favorite wines!). Now more than ever, we're excited to hear your input. To help keep your home inventory right, we're working with a long-time Rouge partner to offer you something special. More details coming your way soon. 



Get ready for the 15th year of Southwest Louisiana's premier fine wine & culinary event, relocating to McNeese State University this year. Fine wines and culinary treats are in store for those attending the Rouge et Blanc event to be held Saturday, Oct. 10. More than 200 wines will be featured from all over the world as well as from the primary vineyards in the United States.

Signature foods will be prepared by several restaurants.

For more information on the Imbiber program, visit us at Follow the Rouge et Blanc event page on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates as we get closer to the big day!


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