Morgan City is located on the banks of the Atchafalaya River in south central Louisiana. If you’re coming from out of town and don’t want to drive all the way, the closest airports are Lafayette Regional Airport (66 miles) and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (73 miles). You would have to rent a car and drive from there.
Morgan City has plenty of lodging options for all budgets. Sleep Inn & Suites and Comfort Inn & Suites appear to be popular choices, but because it’s a small city, you will never be too far from the festival action no matter where you stay.
Want a quick history lesson about the festival? Check out its website to learn all about the odd name, Morgan City, the shrimp and petroleum industry, and much more.
The festival does not charge an admission fee. Yay! Use that extra money to enjoy food, arts and crafts and an assortment of activities throughout the weekend.