The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival as a Top 20 Event for the first quarter of 2015.

The festival will be held Friday-Saturday, January 9-10, in Cameron with plenty of activities for festival goers, including parades, dances with authentic Cajun music, exhibits and a carnival, along with some rather unusual events such as trap setting contests, duck and goose calling, nutria and muskrat skinning, oyster shucking contests, skeet shooting, dog trials, and a gumbo cook-off. 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.

The Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau is a member of STS, an organization that promotes travel to and within the southeastern part of the United States. The bureau nominates all area fairs, festivals and events quarterly. The STS Top 20 Events marketing program highlights the "best of the best" from submitted entries.

Events are selected from each of the following STS member states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. The Top 20 Events publication is sent to over 1,600 newspapers, magazines, radio stations, TV stations, AAA publications and others. The combined circulation of organizations using the publication is well into the millions. Therefore, the potential media coverage of these events has made the Top 20 Events list a coveted honor.

For more information, contact the Southwest Louisiana Convention and Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588, or visit www.visitlakecharles.org.

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