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Poll: Is the Word “Contraband” Racist?

In the past couple of years, the word "Contraband" has caused a lot of controversy. Where do you stand?

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Restless Heart To Headline Louisiana Railroad Days Festival This Weekend

The country music hit-making band Restless Heart will headline the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival this weekend in Dequincy.

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Did You Know There’s Another Rice Festival in Jennings?

Did you know there's another festival, of sorts, that commemorates rice in south Louisiana? It's actually called the Yellow Rails and Rice Festival, and it's based in Jennings.

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Should Contraband Days Change its Name? [POLL]

Here's a short, simple poll about Contraband Days. Do you think they should change the name of the festival?

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Contraband Days Final Weekend Schedule

It's the final weekend for Contraband Days 2016 and the weather is going to be perfect for getting out and enjoying the rides, entertainment and, of course, carnival food!

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Getty Images/ Chris Graythen
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Cajun Music and Food Fest this Weekend

This weekend at Burton Complex will be a great place for locals and tourist to learn more about our unique culture

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Louisiana Railroad Days this Week in DeQuincy

Now here's a fun little festival for the the entire family. Louisiana Railroad Days Festival is an alcohol-free, family friendly, three day festival. TheĀ Louisiana Railroad Days Festival features Gospel Night, a 5K run and, of course, live music.

Bring the family out to celebrate Louisiana's rich history and meet some of the people who have made that industry still strong today.

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Iowa Rabbit Festival Starts March 19 — Fun, Food, Music and Rabbits

This is a festival like no other. The Iowa Rabbit Festival has been around for ages and it's a great family event.

The Iowa Rabbit Festival Celebrates the economic and culinary impact rabbits have in Southwest Louisiana and, while rabbits are the stars of the show, there's a world of great food, carnival rides and tons of music.

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Are You Ready for Mardi Gras? [VIDEO]

We're just one day away from Mardi Gras and if you're not ready, you're running out of time to get there!Ā  Here are some scenes from past Mardi Gras celebrations here in SWLA to get you in the mood...

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The 58th Annual Fur and Wildlife Festival — Coming up January 9th

They sometimes call it the 'coldest festival in Louisiana' and quite often it's just that.

Learn more about the rich Cajun culture and meet some real life swamp folks at The Fur and Wildlife Festival

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Smokin’ on the Grove Sulphur BBQ Fest — October 4th

Everybody loves BBQ and you'll find some of the best the area has to offer at 'Smokin' on the Grove Sulphur BBQ Fest.'

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27 Unbelievable Local Traditions [VIDEO]

Here in SWLA, we do some things that others would consider crazy...eating crawfish, all-day tailgating, trapping alligators...you get the picture...

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