La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia

10th Anniversary Celebration

El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia ~ April 19-21, 2024





La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia, Inc. (LAENI) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization incorporated in the City of New Iberia, Louisiana to serve as a vehicle for the recognition and promotion of the Spanish ancestry and culture in New Iberia and throughout Louisiana. LAENI, Inc. encourages, supports and directs programs and activities involving educational, culinary, music, and art exchanges while creating an awareness and deeper understanding of our local Spanish heritage.



9th Annual

Paella/Tapas/Jambalaya & Spanish Dessert Cook-Off

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Bouligny Plaza * Downtown New Iberia, LA 

   Serving 10:30am ~ Judging at 11:00am ~ Awards at 1:30pm 


Famous Rice Dish from Spain 

2023 Cook-off Flyer

2023 Cook-off Registration Forms 

Set-up available Friday afternoon, & Sat. 6-8am     

(Night Security Provide)
Must use Recipe for 90 or more large servings. On Site Cooking required. First, Second, Third Place Awarded. Vendors for profit will receive 50% of ticket sales payable as arranged. Vendors will have assigned space.

Festival Theme:

“Sweet Home New Iberia"

Honoring our Past, Celebrating our Sweet Future

Award will be given for Best Decorated theme booth.

More information, please email:

Mail check OR Money Order Payable to:

(LAENI) La Asociacion Espanol de Nueva Iberia

PO. Box 12963

New Iberia, LA 70562

*Participants must provide All Cooking Equipment including: Fire Extinguisher, Serving Utensils, Gloves, Cleaning supplies, tables, chairs, tent (anchored) Contact FREMINS (David) directly for tent rental, installation, and dismantling if needed.



2023 Food Truck Vendor 

Food Truck parking will be in a designated area chosen by the New Iberia Spanish Festival Organizers.

  • Food License must be posted and visible.
  • Payment shall be made out to (LAENI) in the amount of $300.00 by the deadline of April 7, 2023.
  • After Deadline cost is $350.00.
  • Mail check or money order to:
    • LAENI | P.O. Box 12963, New Iberia, LA 70562.
  • There will be NO refunds as Festival will be held rain or shine.

Food Service Truck agrees to hold New Iberia Spanish Festival Organizers, LAENI, and the City of New Iberia harmless from all claims, losses and expenses. 

2023 Food Vendor Application 

2022 Board of Directors


Board of Directors

Brinkley Segura Lopez, President 

Lauren Greig,                     Vice President

Ashley Verret, Treasurer 

Dustin Johnson, Secretary

Darren Romero

Michelle Blanchard 

James Viator

Tessie Segura Dore

Barry Segura

Donna Gary

Ricky Segura

Korie LeBlanc 

Christopher Segura 

Chantel Peltier

Matt Lopez

Hannah Bee

Sydni LeBlanc

Sara Espinosa

Honorable Board Members, Queen, Chloé Mixon

Blake Miguez


Crochet Ceiling

  Crochet Ceiling down Church Alley Featured on:


Click here to read the article from Spain!

Spanish Festival 2016

featured on 

AAA's Southern Traveler Magazine