The New Iberia Parks and Recreation Department is hosting their 26th annual Festival of Live Oaks on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in New Iberia’s City Park. The festival celebrates the benefits of New Iberia’s tree canopy, which protects life and property during hurricanes, shades our neighborhoods, provides us with clean air and water, conserves soil, and provides food and shelter for various animals.
The Festival of Live Oaks in New Iberia City Park will shine on a beautiful spring day with the sounds of live bands, including Donna Angelle and her Zydeco Posse, Louisiana Kids, and Straight Whiskey.
NIRD and New Iberia Jaycee’s BBQ-Cook-Off (in its 21st year) adds another dimension to this celebration with wonderful smells and delicious eats starting at 10:30 a.m. Kid and family activities will include an Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny, train rides, pony rides, face painting and fun jumps. Visit the numerous crafts and sweets booths that will be displayed along the walking track. Bring your family and enjoy the day!
This year was the first time there has been a pageant for the Festival of Live Oaks. Pageant proceeds, after expenses, will be divided between two, local heart transplant recipients and the New Iberia Aquatics swim team.
2019 Queens are as follows:
Baby Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Blair B.
Toddler Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Ruby N.
Tiny Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Logan P.
Petite Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Makayla L.
Little Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Jayla G.
Deb Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Mallori N.
Young Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Chacelyn P.
Teen Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Grace D.
Junior Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Amber A.
Ms. Festival of Live Oaks- Olive K.
Lady Festival of Live Oaks- Tara R.
Classic Festival of Live Oaks- Brooxie S.
Miss Festival of Live Oaks- Hannah C.
Ambassador- Crystal M.
Ambassador- Chacelyn P.
Forever Ambassador Meaghan S.
Forever Ambassador Falyn S.