Bon Temps at Grand Prairie Cajun Fest

Creole-style fun is set to erupt at the 15th annual Big Mamou Cajun Fest, held May 5 and 6, at Trader’s Village, in Grand Prairie. Everything Cajun, from music to activities, makes the two-day event a family favorite in North Texas. Admission is free and parking is $3. There is a charge for carnival and thrill rides.

Authentic Cajun foods include traditional Louisiana favorites such as red beans and rice, gumbo and spicy boiled crawfish. Live, Cajun-style music will be performed each day from noon to 4 p.m., with plenty of room for dancing. A fairstyle menu of food and drinks is also available, from roasted corn-on-the-cob to BBQ and funnel cakes.

Carnival and thrill rides are available for all ages, including the classic carousel, Pharaoh’s Fury, Freefall, Scrambler and Star Dancer. For the smaller ones, inflatables, a petting zoo, pony rides and a trackless train are available. A 120-acre open-air flea market, with more than 3,500 dealers offering goods from collectibles to flowers, will be open for business.

Location: Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Rd., Grand Prairie. For more info call 972-647-2331 or visit

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