Both the Cajun theme and that I’ve always loved to draw is what inspired me to enter the contest. I’ve always heard that older kids won the contest. When the older kids won, they seemed so excited. I’ve always loved to submit a drawing in hopes that I would win. Since 2nd grade, I’ve summited a drawing for the contest, this year I finally won. My drawing is about the things I love. I put a crawfish playing a fiddle in my drawing because I love the Cajun theme and the music at the VOL Cajun Fest. It feels good to win the drawing contest. After drawing a picture for the contest, I finally drew a picture that won. I love to draw!
Welcome to the Visitation of Our Lady Cajun Festival website. Cajun Fest, as we like to call it, is just about the biggest party on the Westbank! The last full weekend in April brings thousands of visitors to our school grounds for great music, delicious food, and more fun that your weekend should allow!
Nestled at the corner of Ames and Barataria Blvd in Marrero, Cajun Fest is the largest fundraiser that Visitation hosts each year. Proceeds from the festival fund the new multipurpose building, a new addition to our campus, which provides our students with a state-of-the-art gymnasium, meeting rooms, and additional classrooms.
An enormous number of people come together every year to put on this event, and we are very thankful for our volunteers and sponsors. Without them, Cajun Fest would never have come this far. It takes nearly a year to plan the festival, and while the last 2-3 months of planning are the most critical, it’s never too early to volunteer. We are always in need of booth workers, booth chairpersons, prize donations, construction workers, cooks, bakers, smiling faces and strong backs.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or you can click the "Volunteer Today" button on the left.