Beignets - Basin - Beers - Boogie

Breaux Bridge to Opelousas

MAIN ROUTE: about 48 miles**  &  LONG ROUTE: about 62 miles

**includes 4 mile out & back leg to the swamp tour

Breaux Bridge - Henderson - Arnaudville - Sunset - Grand Coteau - Washington - Opelousas

6:00a: Shuttle services start between hotels and St. Bernard School & Parc Pont Breaux in downtown Breaux Bridge.

Luggage trucks staged at Parc Pont Breaux.  If you are staying in a Lafayette hotel then pack a day bag with a change of shoes and clothes, carry them with you on the shuttle to downtown Breaux Bridge and put them on the luggage truck.

Weekend Warrior Check-In

7:00a - 9:00a: Check-in for Weekend Warriors will be at the Ramada Lafayette Conference Center. More details to follow.  

BREAKFAST

There are several breakfast options in downtown Breaux Bridge as well as on the ground at St. Bernard School. This meal is not included with registration.  If you are planning on enjoying the Zydeco Breakfast at Buck and Johnny's... get there early, music by André Thierry starts at 7:30 am. Other options include Chez Jacqueline, King Ranch Grill & Café Joie des Vivres

Swamp Tour in Henderson at McGee's Landing

Swamp Tour in Henderson at McGee's Landing

7:30a - 9:00a:  Breaux Bridge Police and St. Martin Sheriff Officers will provide traffic support.  Please be on the road by 9:00a

8:00a - 11:00a: Swamp Tour in Henderson at McGee's Landing (included with registration)

On Saturday the Long and Main routes ride together to Henderson for the swamp tour then to Bayou Teche Brewery in Arnaudville before parting ways.  The Main Route will travel from Arnaudville to Grand Coteau then Sunset then finish at the Yambilee Building in Opelousas.  The Long Route will travel from Arnaudville to Leonville to Washington and finish at the Yambilee Building in Opelousas.  For more information on the towns please visit the web pages on this site dedicated to them.

Saturday Party at Bayou Teche Brewery tours and sampling.  This is the first point of interest as you arrive in Arnaudville.  Get there early before the lines back up.  Check out the page about Arnaudville to get a feel for it.

LUNCH

You are on your own for lunch, but the options are numerous whether you plan to eat in Arnaudville, Grand Coteau, Sunset, or Leonville and we will list our recommendations here.

SAG STOPS On Main route:
7:30a - 10:30a:  Pat's or Magee's Landing, Henderson
7:30a - 10:30a -  Lucky Luke's, Potato Shed Road, North of Henderson
7:30a - 10:30a:  Bayou Teche Brewery, Arnaudville
11:00a - 4:00p: Super SAG, Sunset
4:00p - 6:00p: Memorial for Roxanne Richard, Lastraps Nursery, Opelousas
4:00p - 6:00p: Yambilee building, Opelousas

SAG STOPS On Long route:
7:30a - 10:30a:  Pat's or Magee's Landing, Henderson
7:30a - 10:30a -  Lucky Luke's, Potato Shed Road, North of Henderson
7:30a - 10:30a:  Bayou Teche Brewery, Arnaudville
1:00p - 4:00p: Hwy, 742 @ Hwy 743
1:00p - 4:00p: Antique Schoolhouse, Washington
4:00p - 6:00p: Yambilee building, Opelousas

ST. LANDRY PARISH, THE CRADLE OF ZYDECO MUSIC:

3:00p: Shuttle services start running between the Yambilee Building, hotels and downtown Opelousas. 

4:00 - 6:00p: Complimentary therapy and massages from Matt Smith with Clark Chiropractic.

5:30 - 7:30p: Dinner & post ride entertainment at Yambilee building. Dinner provided at Yambilee building by Little Big Cup
Buffett Menu: Roasted and Deboned Stuffed Cajun Pork Roast; Pork Butt and Smoked Sausage Jambalaya; Louisiana Gulf Shrimp, Blue Pointe Crab and Crawfish Pasta Salad; Little Big Cup’s Famous Praline Chicken; Cajun Style Corn Maque Choux; Sausage, Jalapeno and Cheese Bread; Roasted Yams; Bacon, Bell and Black Pepper Finger Sandwiches; Prairie des Femmes Salad (Garden Salad with a fresh herb, French Vinagrette); Pecan, Praline Cake and Sweet Tea.

 NOTE: Indoor camping will be restricted until after we finish eating.

7:00p: Shuttle services include Miller's Zydeco Hall of Fame.

7:00- 11:00p: Party at MIller's Zydeco Hall of Fame with Corey Ledet playing.  

Zydeco Party at Miller's Zydeco Hall of Fame FKA Richard's Club

The House That Zydeco Built

The House That Zydeco Built

The Golden Age of Zydeco

The Golden Age of Zydeco

“Historians can look back to several junctures of time and place in American music when it was clear that something significant was happening. ... For zydeco, I would argue that it was Southwest Louisiana in the late 1980s and early 1990s, when Boozoo Chavis came roaring back onto the scene at Richard’s Club in Lawtell. .... Richard’s Club, a long, low-ceilinged building that seemed in danger of shaking loose from its foundations when the music got loud and the dancers filled the floor. Shiny pickup trucks packed the parking lot and the shoulders of Highway 190, while Creole couples made the scene dressed in matching Western outfits with pressed jeans. Boozoo’s simple, relentlessly driving music was a sensation. ..”
— From a 2015 article on WXPN, by Scott Billington: