Held annually on the Saturday after Easter.

Come out to Palmetto Island State Park for great food, music, live and silent auctions, nature talks, demonstrations and family fun!

2020 Information - April 18, 2020

 “Stir the Pot: Louisiana Seafood Cook-off and Festival” is organized by the non-profit group, Friends of Palmetto Island State Park, Inc. The goal of the event is to raise funds to continue to put on events throughout the year and to help the park with needed items that the state’s budget would not be able to cover. 

  • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Admission to enter festival area is $5 per person, 10 and under FREE. 
  • Festival admission includes unlimited cook off food tasting while it lasts.
  • Splash pad is closed. 
  • Sorry, no pets, golf carts, bicycles, ice chests or beverages allowed.

Proceeds from the event benefit Palmetto Island State Park through Friends of Palmetto Island. 



To register your team in the cook-off, please complete the following and submit this form along with your entry fee to:

“Stir the Pot: Louisiana Seafood Cook-off,” P.O. Box 1744, Abbeville, LA 70511 by Friday, April 10, 2020

Make checks payable to: Friends of Palmetto Island State Park