Visitor Info

Download this year's pocket guide (coming soon) and have all the information you need at your fingertips including: music and demonstration schedules; the Bayou Food Festival menu and map showing the location of all the events.

Girard Park Map

Parking & Shuttle Information

Park at Cajun Field and ride the shuttle to Girard Park

Corner of Congress & Cajundome Blvd.

Parking Free • Cost of shuttle $2 each way

Parking on the UL Lafayette campus will be available to the public at $10 per vehicle/per entry. Only debit or credit cards are accepted and are paid at one of the pay station meters in the corners of the parking garage with license plate number. Failure to pay for parking could result in your vehicle being ticketed, booted or towed.

  • Girard Park Circle Parking Garage – Girard Park Circle
  • Zone 11 – Lot located on E. Lewis Drive next to Griffin Hall (vendor and volunteer parking only)

The following areas on the UL campus will be restricted to resident student parking and will NOT be available for festival parking:

  • Olivier Tower Parking Garage – McKinley Street
  • Taft Street Parking Garage – Taft/St. Mary
  • Cajun Village Apartments – E. Lewis
  • Legacy Park Apartments – E. Lewis

Handicapped parking is available in the Recreational Center parking lot. Enter the driveway near the basketball courts and proceed to the Recreational Center parking lot. Park in designated spots.

Official Hotel of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

A block of rooms has been reserved for October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018. The special room rate will be available until September 21st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Click here for more information.


Save the Planet...Recycle your trash!

Drop recyclables in recycling bins and UL Biology Society will do the recycling!


Save the Planet...Ride your bike!

Park your bike in the "Hub City Cycles" Bike corral where your bike will be safe.


FAetC profits from the sale of beverages so for every soft drink or beer you bring from home that is less monies going to support the musicians and the charities that the festival supports!

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