French Food Festival Larose, La Oct 26-28th 2012
sounds like my kind of festival
"sample the shrimp boulettes, seafood gumbo, alligator sauce piquante, pork routée, gratons, hogshead cheese, seafood pistolettes, crawfish pies, pralines, beignets and the list goes on and on."
Larose is 60 miles to the south and west of New Orleans if you're in the region and of a mind.
More details here http://www.bayoucivicclub.org/festivals.htm