Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival Ranks Among Top 20 Southeast Events

February 20th 2021
Mike Fisher
Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival Ranks Among Top 20 Southeast Events

The Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival highlights Louisiana culture in food, music, and games. Creole dining is offered by dozens of regional vendors, and is sure to satisfy any hungry festival-goers searching for a hearty and spicy meal. With so many great attractions at Swamp Stomp, many forget the amazing music lineup. Artists nationwide converge on the Nicholls State fairgrounds for a good ole’ fashioned musical throw-down! Keep reading and discover everything you need to know about the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival.

Table of Contents

  • About the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival
    • 5K Can-Can and 1-Mile White Boot Waddle
    • Jumbo Gumbo & Bayou Best Cook-Off
  • Nearby Lodging and Activities
    • Carmel Inn & Suites
    • Plantation Tours
    • New Orleans Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour



About the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival


zydeco musicians at Louisiana swamp stomp festival

Pictured above is a musician playing the Zydeco Accordion, one of the many unique instruments you can expect to see at the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival. Image from Wikimedia


The Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival is a 3-day cultural event sponsored by Nicholls State University. The regionally recognized extravaganza is in it’s 12th year of operations, and features Louisiana culture at its finest, including music, food, history, and art. The 2015 LA Swamp Stomp Festival ranked among the Top 20 Southeast Events by the Southeast Tourism Society, and with tickets starting at $10/day, and free admission for children under 12, it makes for inexpensive family fun!

And let’s not forget about the music, the heart and soul of this incredible festival. Featuring not only the celebrities that call NOLA home, but musical talent coming from all over Louisiana and beyond, you’re in for a rockin’ and stompin’ good time! While the 2021 music lineup has not yet been released, below are some of the previous acts who’ve taken the stage at this one-of-a-kind festival:

  • Don Rich
  • Nonc Nu and da Wild Matous
  • Waylon Thibodeaux
  • Bruce Daigrepont
  • Jeffrey Broussard
  • Soul Creole
  • Geno Delafose
  • And MORE!

Be sure to check back with us for updates and the official music lineup for 2021 as more information becomes available!

5K Can-Can and 1-Mile White Boot Waddle

Along with sultry southern tunes, the Swamp Stomp features exciting events that benefit local charities and raise educational awareness. Start your Swamp Stomp experience early by participating in the 5K Can-Can Run or stroll through the campus of Nicholls State University as part of the 1-Mile White Boot Waddle! This is the perfect way to get your heart pumping in preparation for this fun and exciting festival.

Jumbo Gumbo & Bayou Best Cook-Off

Test your gumbo against the best in Louisiana at the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival. Join the Jumbo Gumbo & Bayou Best Cook-Off to see if your Gumbo can compete against local, regional, and out-of-state contestants. There is a $100 entry fee, and all funds raised will be used to offset the expenses of the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival and its free educational programs for the youth (K-12) of the area.


Nearby Lodging and Activities


Visiting the Louisiana Countryside means there is a lot to see and do while attending the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival. From plantation tours to swamp adventures, there’s an activity for every age and interest! Need lodging near the Nicholls State fairgrounds? Book a hotel near the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival using TripShock.com.

Carmel Inn & Suites


carmel inn and suites

Image courtesy of http://thecarmelinn.com/


The Carmel Inn & Suites in Thibodaux, LA, is the premier hotel in town. Stay includes a breakfast buffet each morning, and dinner for stays occurring Monday-Thursday. Book your stay at the Carmel Inn & Suites!

Address: 400 E. 1st Street, Thibodaux, Louisiana, 70301

Phone: 985-446-0561

Plantation Tours


oak alley plantation

In a recent Traveler Story, one visitor explains just how beautiful it is to see a majestic plantation home in real life


Louisiana Plantation Country sits less than an hour from Thibodaux, Louisiana, and is definitely something you don’t want to miss. The plantations, their landscaping, and beautiful countryside provide days of fun, education, and memorable sights. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time once you see these massive and majestic plantation homes in person. Visit popular plantations known the world over and featured in film, photos, and history books! Tour the top New Orleans plantations including:

  • Oak Alley
  • Houmas House
  • Destrehan

New Orleans Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour


hop on hop off bus tour new orleans

Pictured above is the Double Decker Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour through City Sightseeing in New Orleans


Thibodaux is only a short drive from New Orleans, so take advantage of the tours, attractions, and dining that the “City of Saints” has to offer. The Hop On Hop Off Double Decker Bus Tour gives riders a 3-day pass to all major destinations in New Orleans including:

  • Canal Street
  • Riverfront at Harrah’s Casino
  • Louisiana Superdome
  • Mardi Gras World
  • Jackson Square
  • And MORE!

Taking a bus tour through New Orleans is a great way to sit back and relax while taking in the sights and sounds of the city. After dancing your way through the Louisiana Swamp Stomp Festival, this is the perfect way to unwind and ride in style through the city.



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