The official Books Along The Teche Literary Festival returns for a sixth year, featuring various opportunities for exploring the realms of literary history, culture, and cuisine—all in the beautiful historic district of New Iberia. Among events included in this year's festival is the Dave's Haunts & Jaunts guided tour.
Take a guided tour of the locations made famous in James Lee Burke's Dave Robicheaux book series and films. At 12:30, check in at the door of Dave's favorite lunch spot, Victor's Cafeteria, to collect your wristband for your included meal. Over lunch have your author or series questions ready for our Q&A with resident Burke expert, Howard Kingston! Following will be a luxury bus tour where you will visit the Teche Motel, historical New Iberia sites, and more of Dave Robicheaux's favorite spots. The bus tour will end at the famous Cane River Pecan Company. There you can shop for great gifts/souvenirs and enjoy a piece of their wonderful, award winning pecan pie. Each ticket includes a voucher for a free return visit to The Shadows-on-the-Teche antabellum home. Online ticket purchases highly recommended as bus seats are limited, and there is no guarantee of same-day ticket availability. Sponsored by Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau.
COVID-19 AWARENESS: The festival will follow the State of Louisiana's guidelines. Should the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic make it impossible for us to ensure the safety of all attendees and participants as the date approaches, we will not hesitate to cancel or reschedule this event and provide refunds for every ticket purchased.
Terms & Conditions* No refunds will be issued within seven days of event date.* In the event of inclement weather, we will make every effort to ensure that guests are comfortably accommodated, but this may include moving the event to another location. In the event that a Books Along the Teche Literary Festival event coincides with weather severe enough to trigger a National Weather Service watch or warning within a twenty-five-mile radius of the supper site, the event may be rescheduled or canceled. If weather forces an event postponement, every effort will be made to reschedule within a reasonable time frame. Existing tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. If circumstances require a cancellation, a full refund will be issued.