Iowa Rabbit Festival

March 13, 2025 - March 15, 2025
Iowa Rabbit Festival Photo
Rabbit Show
Rabbit Show
Rabbit Cook Off
Rabbit Cook Off
Rabbit Queen
Rabbit Queen
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7001 Gulf Hwy
Lake Charles LA 70607

The Iowa Rabbit Festival started in 1986 to promote a local rabbit processing plant as well as to increase awareness of the local rabbit processing industry. The festival has grown into one of the largest events in our area and today money raised from this event is donated to the various civic, fraternal, and school organizations in the Iowa, Louisiana community that volunteer their time to make the festival successful. We are also proud to make a contribution to those Iowa High School graduating seniors by providing college scholarships.

The Iowa Rabbit Festival attracts over 20,000 people throughout the festival weekend and has grown to be one of the top 20 events in the Southeastern United States. The annual Rabbit Festival gets bigger and better every year. The event still features a rabbit show, and vendor booths but has added a carnival, pageants, and lots of live entertainment by local, regional, and national artists. The Iowa Rabbit Festival Rabbit Cook-Off features all types of rabbit cuisine, entertainment, and the extremely popular People’s Choice Award where you as a spectator can taste all different variations of rabbit dishes.


General Information
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking