Frequently Asked Questions: FAQs
What is The Taste of Louisiana Festival, LLC?
The Taste of Louisiana Festival, LLC was formed in 2011, in response to declining tourism and seafood markets. The decline was caused by a major oil spill a year earlier in the Gulf. The purpose of the festival at the time was to attract visitors back to Louisiana and remind them of what the Bayou State was known for... the food. Eventually, the festival became a yearly celebration of the culture and would also find a new home in Sugar Land, TX. The Taste of Louisiana Festival brings all Louisiana cuisines together in one place for guests to "Experience the Flavor and Culture of Louisiana". The festival combines all cultural backgrounds of Louisiana; French, African, Caribbean, Hispanic and Native American. We provide an opportunity to enjoy all the cuisine, music, arts and crafts of Louisiana.
What is "The Taste of Louisiana Festival”?
The Taste of Louisiana Festival is an annual event that celebrates the food, music, and culture of Louisiana. We offer the entire Louisiana menu to sample or full meals to enjoy. Our entertainment features some cultural performances, as well as top music acts out of the bayou state. The Taste of Louisiana is not just a festival you attend but one you experience.
What does the admission charge cover?
The admission fee allows you access in the event and most of the activities. Food and drinks are an additional charge, but most vendors offer a sample menu for a reduced price. Also, we have performances by various Louisiana Bands and cultural organizations.
Any tips on preparing for The Taste of Louisiana Festival?
• The Spring weather in the Houston Metropolitan Area can range from pleasantly cool to very warm, so you will want to dress comfortable. Merchandise is available if you need cooler clothing while enjoying the event.
• Bring along sunscreen for yourself and your family, as well as sunglasses. The festival grounds will have some shaded areas, but the sun will most likely be out in most areas!
• Wear comfortable shoes, as you will be dancing away the night during the performances, standing, and walking from area to area can be tiring.
• You will want to keep hydrated. Beverages are available throughout the festival grounds. Make sure to bring your driver’s license if you choose to purchase alcoholic beverages. We do ID! What is not allowed at the event?
• Carts, pets, personal tents, glass, metal poles, shade canopies, beach or pole-style umbrellas, coolers, ice chests, outside beverages, and food are not allowed.
• Weapons, illicit drugs, and other contraband are strictly prohibited
What kind of music does the event feature?
Our focus for all our events is Louisiana style artists ranging from Brass Bands, Zydeco, and Jazz.
When and where is, it held?
Constellation Park 1 Stadium Dr. Sugar Land, TX 77498
Where can I park at the event?
Plenty of parking is available at Constellation Park.
Do you help event goers in booking hotel rooms?
Yes, please visit the Hotels page for information on our many hotels around the Greater Houston area.
Is the event accessible to people with disabilities?
Yes. Handicap parking is available at Constellation Park and the surrounding area. The Festival grounds have several wheelchair accessible points. Though we do not offer a service that brings festival-goers to and from areas, we encourage all patrons to enjoy "The Taste of Louisiana Festival". Wheelchairs and Medical Scooters are permitted.
Are there ATMs on the event grounds?
Yes, we have ATM Machine's located on the festival grounds.
What kind of food will be available in the food areas?
The food areas are sure to please any palette looking for Louisiana cuisine, to simple carnival foods. So, treat yourself to refreshing beverages and the various delicious foods that will be available, with menus for all ages.
Are there vegetarian items available?
Yes. We will have some Vegetarian dishes available.
Are pets (dogs, cats, etc.) allowed?
No, pets are not allowed at "The Taste of Louisiana Festival”. We are pet lovers too, and we do not want anyone's pet to get hurt, lost, stolen or bite someone or another animal during the event. With thousands people on the festival grounds, we are not responsible for any hurt, lost, or stolen pets. We are not responsible for any human getting hurt as the result of a pet bite or another pet injured as a result of a bite.
Can I bring a blanket & chair?
Yes, you may bring blankets & small collapsible chairs w/ shade cover is allowed. Please be aware that people will be dancing around you during performances, and the view of the stage and performers could be obstructed. Personal tents, metal poles, shade canopies, beach or pole-style umbrellas are not allowed on Festival property. Inserting stakes, poles, or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space is prohibited.
What about ice chests?
"The Taste of Louisiana Festival" has everything you need, so why to worry about bringing the ice chest and trying to keep track of it while you are out enjoying the event. Festival has great food and beverages on site for your enjoyment. Support "The Taste of Louisiana Festival " and our Vendors!
Are you allowed to block off space at the stage to view bands during Festival?
No, you cannot block of space at the stage. Inserting stakes, poles, or any other objects into the ground, or use of ropes, cords, tape, etc. to reserve space is prohibited.
Do you have a children's area?
Yes, we do have plenty of things for kids to do at Lucky Louie’s Kids Zone."
Where can I purchase my Festival t-shirt?
You can purchase T-shirts before, during, or after the festival through our website in the Merchandise link; or you can purchase your t-shirt onsite the day of the Festival at our merchandise booth.
How do I become a Festival volunteer?
How can I apply to perform at The Taste of Louisiana Festival?
The Taste of Louisiana Festival, LLC ATTN: Festival Performance
P.O Box 17264
Sugar Land, TX 77496
Be sure to include a recording, biography & discography, photo, press clippings, and contact information including an e-mail address. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, not everyone will receive a response unless chosen to perform at the festival. Someone will contact you if you are chosen.
How can I apply to be a vendor at one of The Taste of Louisiana Festival events?
Please fill out our online form in the vendor’s section of the website.
How can I become a Festival sponsor?