Sno-Ball Festival

Hello ladies and gentlemen, school starts this week, so you know I am happy as much as you are happy it’s Monday. So, let’s talk about fun things. SnowBall Festival last weekend. It was a blast!

So, I got to judge Lafayette’s first SnowBall Festival. I was going to be a tough judge because I don’t usually eat snoballs, and I’m not a fan of sweets. But when they brought those snowballs I was amazed. We had 8 snowballs from different places.

Our scorecard categories were taste, flavor, ice quality, creativity, and presentation. All the snoballs were good, but they had some that went way above what we expected, they had cheesecake inside, they came inside watermelons, they had gummy worms, it was really nice. But we had to wait long for each snoball. I didn’t like that part. It was very hot and we didn’t get to walk and talk much with people because we had to wait.

My favorite was Creole Flavor Sno, but all the judges voted and HomeGrown SnoBalls, from Youngsville won the the Judges Overall Sno-Ball Choice.  Spoonbill Watering Hole & Restaurant won the Judges Overall Shaved Ice Cocktail, don’t worry guys, I did not try any of those.

It was fun and I would like to thank Ms. Maureen Foster for being so nice, for having me as a judge, and for organizing this event. It was the first Sno-Ball Festival, and I think the next one will be even better. I know people were a bit frustrated, because they had a lot of lines.  The ticket line was huge, and the sno-balls lines were also very long. But the food was great, they had Taco Sister and C’est Bon Manger food truck. I tasted the burger and the bang bang shrimp from C’est Bon and indeed it was good. That burger and that shrimp was so well seasoned I kept wanting more sno-balls. Perfect combination.

They also had fun jumps and a lot of activities for kids. I give this festival 4 starts overall. That’s that ladies and gentlemen have a great day and keep tuning in for more blogs.

The Kritic says:

  • 4 Starts
    • Great spot. Downtown Lafayette, Parc Sans Souci with the fountain was awesome.
    • Music and a lot of activities for me and my sister. Fun jump, children’s museum, painting was also awesome idea.
    • Prices were okay but people had to wait too long to get tickets.
    • The sno-balls tasted great, but a lot of people didn’t get to taste it all because the lines were huge.
    • I know next year will be even better so mark your calendars for Sno-Ball Festival 2020


On Wednesday I will post a video to give you guys a better idea of how fun this was. So, stay on the look out and enjoy the rest of your week.


A Taste Of Laos

Hello ladies and gentlemen hope you are having a great day. I’m having an ok day. School starts tomorrow, so I’m not very happy. But let’s talk about food. This past weekend as I told you I went to the Lao New Year Celebration and it was nice.

I met monks, got blessed, ate plantains, beef jerky and beef on a stick, heard music, visited the temple, and had a lot of fun.

The temple was beautiful. The monk we met explained so much about their habits, why they throw water on the statues, why they play the drum, or why they don’t eat after 12PM. Such an interesting culture.

The beef jerky had a different taste, I didn’t like it but my sister liked it, although she didn’t like the snow ball. The snow balls had different tastes and different things on it. The beef stick had a bit of fat on it but the seasoning was good.

They had chicken feet and other foods to taste, but I got full and didn’t try it. But overall, because it gave me an idea of the Laotian culture, I give the Lao New Year Festival 3.5 Starts. That’s that ladies and gentlemen. Have a great day and don’t forget to go out and try new food and new places.




Lao New Year Celebration

Lafayette, are you looking for something to do tomorrow? Go check out the Lao New Year Festival. This is an annual event that takes place at 7913 Champa Avenue, Broussard, LA 70518.

This event celebrates the beautiful culture of Laos 🇱🇦. They will have a parade, music, dances, a lot of food, and fun things going on. I went today to check the area and here is my advice:

1. Wear boots.

2. Bring cash.

3. Go early or parking will be a bit far and you will have to pay.

I hope to see you because the food smelled good, a lot of kids were playing around, some monks were practicing to play the taiko (a huge drum), ladies were practicing for the pageant, they had floats, snowball machines, and many other fun things.