The LA Smoked Meat Festival began as a non-profit organization in 1992 dedicated to the local chapter of the Vietnam Veteran Association. Today the festival is dedicated to Veterans of all Military Branches. The festival is held in Ville Platte, Louisiana which is the "Smoked Meat Capital of the World". This two day festival is located at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center and includes a Smoked Meat Cook Off with Professional and Amateur Divisions, Cajun Food Booths, Beauty Pageants, a great line up of local bands and lots of amazing food! The Opening Ceremony is held on Saturday at 12:00 Noon to honor all Veterans - those who have served and those who serve now.
NatFAB President and SoFAB Director Liz Williams will be attending the Smoked Meat Festival as a judge for the Smoked Meat Cook Off.