3rd Annual Cookin’ on the Cane


3rd Annual Cookin’ on the CaneThe Natchitoches Area Jaycees have a rich a tradition of excellence in Natchitoches and their latest project, Cookin’ on the Cane, promises to be one of the best yet!  Now in its third year, the Cookin’ on the Cane BBQ Festival has already become a tradition for Central Louisiana and is the only event of its kind in the area.


More than thirty of the best teams in the International Barbeque Cooker’s Association (IBCA) traveled from all over the region to participate in last year’s event.  So, what’s the draw?  No other competition can bring together this level of talent to such a spectacular location—with the Cane River providing a backdrop to the Fleur-de-Lis Stage, the riverbank nestled behind each competitor and historic Front Street lined with shops and restaurants just up the hill and through the oaks and magnolias.  With all this, even award-winning BBQ suddenly pales.  This event is not only sanctioned by the IBCA, but is designated a Louisiana State Championship event,  ensuring the winner of Cookin’ on the Cane gets a chance at the highest level of competition and the bragging rights to match!


3rd Annual Cookin’ on the CaneJoin the Jaycees and the community for Cookin’ on the Cane on Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd in beautiful downtown Natchitoches for this free event featuring live music, cold drinks, great food and the best barbeque in Louisiana!  Bring the entire family and while you are here, enjoy shopping and sightseeing downtown, and be sure to get your tickets for the People’s Choice Competition—it’s a delicious way to vote for your favorite team!


Full event details, as well as competition entry forms and rules can be found at www.NatchitochesJaycees.com.