Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller and first ladyDonna Miller, enjoying an afternoon out celebratingTangipahoa Parishes 150th Anniversary.Tangipahoa ParishConvention &Visitor BureauChairman.- Carolyn Pugh2tangitourism.comExecutive Director Carla Tate attending anafter hours event honoring our parish andmunicipal officials at the LouisianaGovernor’s Mansion.tangitourism.com3

things to dothings to doArts & TheatreArts & TheatreBig Red Barn creative arts centerAMC palace theatreAMC Palace Theatre in Hammond enhances the movie experience like never before. With Prime at AMC, you can viewthe latest blockbusters through enhanced speakers andspecial effects, while relaxing in luxurious reclining seats.Housed in a cottage in downtown Ponchatoula, The Big RedBarn will inspire and bring out the creative side of children of allages. Young visitors can attend class discussion and story timesin the cheerful play room, read books in the library/lounge, orcraft their own unique creations in the sewing room.801 C. M. Fagan Dr.Hammond, LA 70403985.429.8858www.amctheatres.com234 S.E. Railroad Ave.Ponchatoula, LA 70454985.373.0468www.bigredbarn4kids.comThe Art StationColumbia Theatre for the performing artsThe Art Station in Ponchatoula allows local artists to connect, explore, and build their crafts. You can work on yourprojects with instruction, share your work with family andfriends, and keep up with the latest topics and trends ofthe art world.The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts presents anassortment of dance, theatrical events, and contemporaryconcerts year-round. Located in downtown Hammond, thehistoric Columbia Theatre is also the premier facility forperforming arts in the region.146 W. Oak St.Ponchatoula, LA 70454985.386.8815www.theartstationllc.com220 E. Thomas St.Hammond, LA ism.comtangitourism.com5

things to dothings to doArts & TheatreAttractionsHammond Regional Arts CenterGlobal Wildlife centerThe Hammond Regional Arts Center is home to local visual,literary, and performing artists in Tangipahoa Parish. Theirgoal is to enrich the citizens and visitors of TangipahoaParish with events, exhibitions and performances throughout the year.Embark on a wild interactive adventure at the Global Wildlife Center. You and your family can get up close and personal with animals such as giraffes, zebras, red kangaroos,camels, bison, and llamas.217 E. Thomas St.Hammond, LA 70401985.542.7113www.hammondarts.org26389 Hwy 40Folsom, LA 70437985.796.3585www.globalwildlife.comPainting with a TwistHammond squarePainting with a Twist is not your average art class! Choosefrom over 7,000 painting concepts, receive instruction fromtalented local artists, and don’t forget to bring your favoritebottle of wine.From restaurants to favorite retailers, Hammond SquareMall is the ideal destination to shop, eat, and have fun.Browse through stores such as JC Penney, Academy Sports Outdoors, and Books-A-Million, grab lunch at restaurants such as Olive Garden and Santa Fe Steakhouse, andfinish the day with a movie at AMC Palace Theatre.204 E. Thomas St.Hammond, LA /hammond6tangitourism.comI-12 & US-51 Business411 Palace Dr.Hammond, LA m.com7

things to dothings to doAttractionsAttractionsHammond america sportsplexHammond America Sportsplex is one of the top training facilitiesin Louisiana for athletes of all sports. From baseball to soccer tocheerleading, Hammond America Sportsplex is helping athletestake their game to the next level.46177 N. Morrison Blvd. Hammond, LA 70401985.956.7770www.jasportsplex.comPonchatoula - America’s Antique CityAmerica’s Antique City in Ponchatoula is the perfect destination forantique lovers. The main street offers accessibility to collectiblesfrom country to Victorian, as well as glassware, furniture, and somuch more.Downtown lieberts & son’s alligator toursWith over 300 alligators ranging from 9 to 18 feet and over 47,000turtles, the Kliebert’s Alligator and Turtle Farm will certainly giveyou a feel for the swamp. You and a group of brave companionscan embark on inside and outside tours and visit these interestingreptiles as they nest, sunbathe, and relax in their natural habitats.40511 W. I-55 Service Rd. Ponchatoula, LA oula - country marketThis historic train depot is loaded with history and treasures toexplore in Ponchatoula. Meet “Old Hardhide” the ALLIGATOR cityMascot, view crafters gallery and don’t forget to take a peek at therestored Illinois Central Railway Baggage Mail Car. It houses an au-Liuzza LandVisitors can board the covered wagon to learn about harvesting,pick their own strawberries and pumpkins, travel back in time andvisit the Pioneer Town, and slide and jump on the gigantic JumpingPillow and Hill Slide.56186 Holden Cir. Amite, LA omthentic Railway Post Office museum in the rear of the car.10 East Pine St.Ponchatoula, LA angitourism.com9

things to dothings to doAttractionsAttractionsThe Party BarnRise haunted houseThe Party Barn is the geaux to place for family fun! At theParty Barn you can enjoy everything from classic arcadegames, to cutting edge escape rooms or you can try yourhand at one of our outdoor sport activities which includeminiature golf and batting cages.One of Louisiana’s scariest Dark Attractions is just minutes fromDowntown Hammond, 45 Minutes from Baton Rouge and 40minutes from the New Orleans Metro area. RISE Haunted Housefeatures three world-class attractions that will scare and entertainyou.guaranteed.15587 W. Club Deluxe Rd.Hammond, LA 70403985.687.3899www.thepartybarn.blog10342 Hwy 442Tickfaw, LA la roller rinkSafari QuestIt’s always a dance party at Ponchatoula Roller Rink! Glide acrossthe skating floor to the latest music or gather with friends to eatpizza and other tasty snacks.Take a walk on the wild side all under one roof at the Safari Questin Hammond. You can compete against friends in laser tag, tacklethe ropes course, climb the coconut climbing trees and play gamesin the arcade, all at affordable prices.22024 LA-22Ponchatoula, LA 70454985.370.2560www.ponchatoularollerrink.com200 Hewitt Rd., Ste. AHammond, LA rism.comtangitourism.com11

things to dothings to doAttractionsfarmers marketHammond Farmers MarketEvery Saturday morning, the Hammond Farmers Market providesfresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. You can also purchaseunique art and crafts from talented local artists and connect withfellow members of the community.#2 W. Thomas (in the alley by the railroad tracks)Hammond, LA 70401985.277.5680 ext.2www.dddhammond.comTangi LanesCompete against your friends on the bowling lanes, explorethe arcade and test your skills in billiards at Tangi Lanes!The recreation center also provides tasty foods such aspizza, wings, Cajun fries, corn nuggets, chili cheese nachos,and more.1612 W. Thomas St.Hammond, LA 70401985.345.2653www.tangilanes.comindependence Farmers MarketFrom March through October, the Independence Farmers Marketprovides fresh produce and other goods to the local communityon Saturday morning until noon.750 E. Railroad AvenueIndependence, LA 70443www.independencelachamber.comloranger Farmers MarketLoranger Farmers Market has fantastic vendors, delicious food,kids korner & more!! Fun, friendly, family oriented atmosphere.19404 Hiatt StLoranger, LA 70446Tangipahoa Parish LibraryThe Tangipahoa Parish Library was founded in 1944 andhas grown to six branches located in Amite, Hammond,Ponchatoula, Kentwood, Independence, and Loranger. TheAdministration office and Genealogy Department are located at the Amite Branch.204 N.E. Central Ave.Amite City, LA 70422985.748.7559www.tangilibrary.com12ponchatoula Farmers MarketPonchatoula Farmers Market services the community by providing farm-fresh produce, culinary delights and handmadeartisanal crafts. Talented local artists are also present to serenade visitors while they shop.10 E. Pine St.Ponchatoula, LA 3

things to dothings to domuseumsmuseumscollinswood school MuseumGain insight about the history of Ponchatoula and the surrounding area at the Collinswood School Museum. Locatedin the Strawberry Capital of the World, the museum offersfree admission, a sunny outdoor garden, antique quilts andfurnishings, early household and Native-American artifacts,a pictorial and recorded history of the Louisiana cypressindustry, and more.100 E Pine St.Ponchatoula, LA mp moore museum & cemeteryThe site of the largest Confederate training camp in Louisiana, Camp Moore is committed to telling the story ofLouisiana’s role in the Civil War. Its museum displays personal artifacts of the common soldier, and the campsitehosts an annual Reenactment and Living History eventwith infantry, artillery, and cavalry.independence italian cultural Museum70640 Camp Moore Rd.Kentwood, LA 70444985.229.2438www.campmoorela.com524 Pine St.Independence, LA comThe Independence Italian Cultural Museum embodies theuniqueness of the Sicilian Italian culture. It preserves thelanguage, the music, and other cultural aspects of the region by displaying religious art pieces, antiques, and vintage photographs.tangitourism.com15

things to dothings to domuseumsmuseumskentwood historical and cultural arts Museumlouisiana treasures museumLocated in the hometown of Britney Spears, the KentwoodHistorical and Cultural Arts Museum includes a special exhibit dedicated to the superstar, recreating her bedroomand including a life size scale replica of her “Dream within aDream” tour. Visitors can also visit the historical portion ofthe museum, which honors WWII veterans with battleshipand machine gun displays.The Louisiana Treasures Museum’s mission is to educatetoday’s youth by providing access to treasures of the LakePontchartrain area, including Native American fishinghooks and cooking stones, whiskey bottles from the early1800s, and items from the Civil War. The museum also includes a Law Enforcement Memorial Center dedicated toLouisiana police officers who were killed in the line of duty.204 Ave. E.Kentwood, LA 70444985.229.4656louisiana children’s discovery centerWith over a dozen educational and interactional exhibits toexplore, the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center makeslearning fun for toddlers and children. Young visitors cancreate humongous bubbles at the Bubble Station, managetheir very own shrimp boats at the Waterfront, and buildcolossal skyscrapers at the Block Buster, among many otherfun activities.Tangipahoa African AmericanHeritagE Museum & veterans archivesLearn about African-American ancestry in Tangipahoa Parish and the state of Louisiana. This museum tells the storyof the African-American influence on entertainment, medicine, technology, the Civil Rights Movement, politics, andsports through unique displays and life-sized murals.1600 Phoenix SquareHammond, LA 70403985.542.4259www.taahm.org113 N. CypressHammond, LA 70403985.340.9150www.lcdcofhammond.org1610290 Hwy 22 W.Ponchatoula, LA angitourism.comtangitourism.com17

things to dothings to dooutdoor activitiesoutdoor activitiesAutoGyro of LouisianaEmbark on a breathtaking flight through the blue sky withAutoGyro of Louisiana. This aircraft and reseller facility givesyou the chance to fly a gyrocopter and receive lessons at anaffordable price.600 Judge Leon Ford Dr.Hammond, LA 70401225.503.5168www.autogyrooflouisiana.comcovey riseCovey Rise provides a traditional Southern, relaxing, fullservice hunting experience. From customized on-propertyhunts, to shooting facilities for skeet, 5 stand and sportingclays, Covey Rise creates a one-of-a-kind event for outdoorsportsmen of all ages.24009 Singing Waterfall Rd.Husser, LA 70422985.747.0310www.coveyriselodge.comChappapeela Sports ParkFlorida Parishes ArenaChappapeela Sports Park offers dozens of recreational activities and a comfortable family environment. The facilityboasts over twenty soccer fields, twelve softball and baseball fields, and two regulation football fields, as well as asplash pad and a 1.5-mile walking trail accessible fromdawn until dusk.The Florida Parishes Arena is a multi-purpose facility thathosts dozens of events in Tangipahoa Parish. The venuepresents annual events such as Vintage Market Days, andagriculture-related activities, rodeos, and much more.19325 Hipark Blvd.Hammond, LA 70403985.543.6767www.playcsp.com1301 NW Central Ave.Amite, LA tangitourism.com19

things to dothings to dooutdoor activitiesoutdoor activitiesponchatoula area recreation districtHammond dreamland SkateParkHammond Dreamland Skatepark is the perfect spot foroutdoor enthusiasts everywhere. The park provides a tonof space and shade to skate, bike, and participate in otherfun, recreational activities.601 W. Coleman Ave.Hammond, LA 70403Ponchatoula Area Recreation District is a 90-acre tract thatoffers a variety of recreational activities for people of allages to enjoy. You can participate in catch-and-release fishing at the pond, play football or baseball on the field, ortake a relaxing stroll through the indigenous live oak andpine tree landscape.19030 Ponchatoula Parks Dr.Ponchatoula, LA 70454985.370.7273www.pard1.comLouisiana Quilt Trailriver road go-kartAs the first Quilt Trail in the state, the Louisiana Quilt Trail isan artistic exhibition that showcases quilt blocks outdoorson homes, businesses, sheds, fences, and barns. It spansacross five parishes around New Orleans and Baton Rougeand is designed to strengthen community pride.Fuel your adrenaline and put some pedal to the metal at theRiver Road Go-Kart. You can race against nine other racersin 9hp Dino karts or 5hp single or double karts, and enter acompetitive league tournament.146 W. Oak St.Ponchatoula, LA 70454985.386.8815www.louisianaquilttrail.com47329 River Rd.Hammond, LA mtangitourism.com21

things to dothings to dooutdoor activitiesoutdoor activitiessoutheastern louisiana university athleticstower trax atv recreation parkSoutheastern Lions strive in the classroom and on the field.These student-athletes participate in 15 NCAA athletic programs – seven men’s and eight women’s sports. The Lionsare members of the Southland Conference. For women,Southeastern sponsors basketball, cross country, indoorand outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball. Men’s athletics include football, basketball, baseball,golf, cross country, and indoor and outdoor track and field.Hop on a dirt bike and ride off into the sunset at the TowerTrax ATV Recreation Park in Fluker! This sports recreationvenue allows you to ride across muddy trails, spend a couple nights in a cabin, park your RV on site, or embark on acamping trip.Dugas Center for Southeastern Athletics800 Galloway Dr.Hammond, LA 70402985.549.2253www.lionsports.net10247 Hwy. 10Fluker, LA 70436985.969.0114www.towertraxatv.comuss ponchatoula memorialSaint helena catholic churchSt. Helena offers Tours & Retreats of our beautiful Campus.St. Helena also has facilities for special events such as:Meeting/ Conference Rooms, Hall Facilities and Atrium.122 South 1st StreetAmite, LA 70422985.748.9057www.sthelenachurch.net22The Memorial is dedicated to the officers and men whoserved aboard the USS Ponchatoula from its commissioning in 1956 to its retirement in 1992. The Ponchatoula wasa fleet oiler built to provide underway replenishment of fueland cargo to US Navy ships at sea. During the Vietnam War,“The Ponch” was awarded 12 campaign stars and set records for refueling US Seventh Fleet and allied warships insupport of combat operations. The Memorial is a 117 scalereplica of the ship’s stern and contains artifacts recoveredwhen it was scrapped in 2014.100 E. Pine StreetPonchatoula, LA 70454(800) itourism.com23

things to doHotels & Lodging1. Colonial Inn2. Comfort Inn3. Covey Rise4. Holiday Inn Express & Suites5. The White Magnoliaoutdoor activities5Bed & Breakfast1. Bienvenue Mon Ami2. Blythewood PlantationCampgrounds1. Indian Creek Campground2. Sweetwater RV Ranch3. Tower TraxxSpringview country clubCAM2 Golf Club is a 18-hole championship golf course thatoffers a unique challenge to both the expert and novicegolfer. If you are a player with a love for the game, CAM2Golf Club is your destination. Nestled in the high pines andoaks of Roseland, Louisiana, this is a beautiful get away for around or two. Call (985) 748-9760 to book a tee time today!17233 Country Club Rd.Roseland, LA [email protected] knoll country clubProud partner of the Audubon Golf TrailOak Knoll Country Club is a hidden gem in the Northshore golf community. This facility has history and charm.Nestled among some of Hammond’s most beautiful oaks,the course offers beautiful scenery and atmosphere. OakKnoll Country Club also offers golf lessons, children’s clinics,competitive tournaments, and a place where you can hostevents and outings.45246 Country Club Rd.Hammond, LA itourism.com25

Hotels1. Microtel Inn & Suites2. America’s Best Value Inn3. Best Inn & Suites4. Colonial Inn5. Comfort Inn6. Courtyard by Marriott7. Days Inn8. Friendly Inn9. Hammond Motel16. The Western Inn17. Villa Moderne Motel18. Econo Lodge/10. Hampton Inn11. Holiday Inn12. La Quinta Inn & Suites13. Quality Inn14. Red Roof Plus15. Super 8Suburban Extended Stay19. 190 Motel20. Baymont Inn & SuitesCampgrounds1. Calloway RV & Campground2. Hidden Oaks Family Campground3. Punkin Lakeside RV Park4. Reunion Lake RV Resort5. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park6. Fireside RV ResortBed & Breakfast1. Hughes House2. Historic Michabelle Innbed & Breakfastaccommodations keyBienvenue Mon Ami20181 East Bell Rd.Amite, LA 70422(985) 634-7786www.MonAmiBnB.com14(EXIT 46hot tub only)Blythewood Plantation20400 Daniel St.Amite, LA 70422(985) ion.com13EXIT 466Historic Michabelle Inn1106 S. Holly St.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 40hot tub only)Hughes House300 N. Holly St.Hammond, LA 70401(985) 542-0148www.hughesBB.com26tangitourism.comEXIT 4027


Indian Creek Campground53013 W. Fontana Rd.Independence, LA 70443(985) 878-6567www.indiancreek55.comEXIT 40Punkin Lakeside RV Park43037 N. Billville Rd.Hammond, LA 70403(225) 567-3418campgroundsEXIT 35campground keyReunion Lake RV Resort43234 Hwy. 445Ponchatoula, LA 70454(985) 520-6600www.reunionlakerv.comSweetwater RV Ranch& Riding StablesCalloway RV & Campground57056 N. Cooper Rd.Loranger, LA 70446EXIT 46(985) 878-6868www.sweetwater-campground.com14154 W. Club Deluxe Rd.Hammond, LA 70403EXIT 28(985) 542-8094www.callowayrvparkoflouisiana.comTower Trax ATV Recreation ParkFireside RV Resort42053 LA-445Ponchatoula, LA 70454www.firesidervresort.comComing Summer of 202010247 Hwy. 10Fluker, LA 70436(985) 969-0114www.towertraxatv.comEXIT 47EXIT 53Yogi Bear’s Jellystone ParkHidden OaksFamily Campground46049 Hwy. 445Robert, LA 70455(985) 542-1507www.jellystonela.com21544 Hwy. 190 E.Hammond, LA 70401EXIT 47(985) 345-9244www.hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com30EXIT 47tangitourism.comtangitourism.comEXIT 4731

ns keyBaymont Inn & Suites42309 S. Morrison Blvd.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 662-5182www.wyndhamhotels.comEXIT 28Best Inn & Suites107 Duo Dr.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 419-2001bestinnandsuiteshammond.comEXIT 40PonchatoulaMicrotel Inn & Suites by Wyndham727 W. Pine St.Ponchatoula, LA 70454(985) 386-8866www.microtelinn.comColonial Inn200 Seale Dr.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 345-2953www.colonialinnhammond.comEXIT 26EXIT 40HammondComfort InnAmerica’s Best Value Inn2010 S. Morrison Blvd.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 542-9425www.redlion.com3220110 Westin Oak Dr.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 429-0120www.comfortinn.comEXIT 28tangitourism.comtangitourism.com110 Westin Oak Drive , Hammond, LA, US, 70403EXIT 313321

ACCOMODATIONSACCOMODATIONShotelshotelsCourtyard by Marriott1605 S. Magnolia St.Hammond, LA 70403(985) InnEXIT 401819 S.W. Railroad Ave.Hammond, LA 70403EXIT 40(985) 4042126 Veterans Ave.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 345-4742www.lq.comDays InnLa Quinta Inn & Suites2150 S.W. Railroad Ave.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 419-1000www.daysinn.comEcono Lodge/Suburban Extended Stay Hotel408 Westin Oaks Dr.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 345-8585 -Econo Lodge(985) 956-7732 -Suburban Extended Stay(Suburban Extended Stay)Quality InnEXIT 31EXIT 4246053 N. Puma Dr.Hammond, LA 70401(985) 345-0003www.redroof.comEXIT 32Super 8EXIT 31Hampton Inn401 Westin Oaks Dr.Hammond, LA 70403Phone: 985-429-8088200 Westin Oak Dr. I-55 and Hwy 190EXITHammond,31 LA 70403-3436 USFax: 985-429-1889(985) 419-2188- Alarm Clock Children 17 and under FREE With Parent34EXIT 40Red Roof PlusHammond Motel1909 W. Thomas St.Hammond, LA 70401(985) 345-57302001 S.W. Railroad Ave.Hammond, LA 70403(985) Breakfast)Friendly Inn43076 S. Airport Rd.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 542-9939EXIT Expanded Cable Television featuring HBO, ESPN & Fox News- Free High Speed Internet- Free Local Telephone Calls- Free Parking- FreeSuperStart BreakfastF- Hairdryer- Outdoor Swimming Pool- RV or Truck Parking200 Westin Oak Dr.Hammond, LA 70403(985) 429-8088www.super8.comEXIT 31The Western Inn14175 Highway 190 W.Hammond, LA 70401(985) 542-8555EXIT 3135

ACCOMODATIONShotelsVilla Moderne Motel230 N. Morrison Blvd.Hammond, LA 70401(985) 542-6044EXIT 31190 Motel3605 Hwy. 190Hammond, LA 70401(985) 345-3582amiteEXIT 31Colonial Inn11255 Hwy. 16Amite, LA 70422(985) 748-3202EXIT 46Comfort Inn1117 W. Oak St.Amite, LA 70422EXIT 46(985) 748-5550www.comfortinn.comHoliday Inn Express & Suites60043 Westway Dr.Amite, LA 70422(985) 747-0400www.hiexpress.comEXIT 46lodgingCovey Rise24009 Singing Waterfall Rd.Husser, LA 70442(985) 747-0310www.coveyriselodge.comEXIT 36The White Magnolia75912 Hwy. 1053Kentwood, LA 70444(225) 247-4215www.thewhitemagnolia.net36EXIT 61tangitourism.comtangitourism.com37

louisiana purchase breweryStop by Louisiana Purchase’s brewhouse and you’ll find seven beers on tap and the entire beer-making system housedwithin its intimate 1,800 square foot taproom. Tours areavailable, too — just ask the Turcottes to show you aroundthe room.128 West Pine StreetPonchatoula, LA 70454225.362.7604Sunday-ThursdayclosedFriday 4-8pm/LaPurchaseBrewingCo/ Saturday 12-6pmGnarly BarleyGnarly Barley Brewing is more than a place to grab a locallybrewed beer. Patrons can also attend exciting events withlive entertainment and delicious food, shop apparel andglassware and other items in the Gift Shop, and take a touraround the brewery to learn how Gnarly beer is created.1709 Corbin RoadHammond, LA er38Sunday-ThursdayclosedFriday 5-9pmSaturday 12-9pmtangitourism.comlow Road BrewingLocated in Hammond, Low Road Brewing features its ownunique brews, along with 10 taps and 20 guest taps. Thefriendly environment and refreshing beverages of LowRoad make for a relaxing evening outing.1110 C.M. Fagan Drive Monday-Tuesday closedHammond, LA 70403 Wednesday-Friday 4-9pmSaturday 12-9pm/Lowroadbrewing/Sunday 12-5pmtangitourism.com39

Best AppetizerWinnerOur Mom’s Restaurant- Hammond, LA.Best BBQWinnerBar-B-Que Station- Hammond, LA.Best BuffetWinnerWhite’s Seafood- Loranger , LA.Best CatfishWinnerMiddendorf’s- Akers, LA.Best SeafoodWinnerB & J Seafood- Hammond, LA.Best GumboWinnerDon’s Seafood- Hammond, LA.Best Boiled CrawfishWinnerMichael’s Seafood- Hammond, LA.Best Chinese FoodWinnerChina Lotus- Hammond, LA.Best Italian FoodWinnerTommy’s on Thomas- Hammond, LA.Best Mexican RestaurantWinnerLa Carreta- Hammond, LA.Best HamburgerWinnerOur Mom’s Restaurant- Hammond, LA.Best PizzaWinnerTommy’s on Thomas- Hammond, LA.Best BreakfastWinnerYellow Bird Cafe- Hammond, LA.Best SandwichWinnerLee’s Diner- Hammond, LA.Best SteakhouseWinnerThe SteaKhouse- Hammond, LA.Best WingsWinnerCoop DeVille- Hammond, LA.AwardWinning DiningINTANGIPAHOA PARISHBest Japanese Food/Sushi Best Fining Dining RestaurantWinnerWinnerCate Street Stationone thirteen restaurant- Hammond, LA.- Hammond, LA.Best Romantic RestaurantWinnerJacmel Inn- Hammond, LA.Best New RestaurantWinnerSalty Joe’s BBQ Shop- Hammond, LA.LIST PROVIDED BY DAILY STAR40tangitourism.comtangitourism.com41

fairs & festivalsfebruary15septemberKentwood Mardi Gras Parade & CarnivalKentwood, LA 70444www.discoverkentwood.com25march6-8Antique Trade Days Arts & Crafts FairHistoric Downtown PonchatoulaSE Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula, LA 70454www.ponchatoulachamber.com13-15 Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival307 E. Railroad Ave. Independence, LA 70443www.indysiclianfest.com13-1519-20octoberW. Oak St.Amite, LA 70422www.amiteoysterfestival.com27-28 Hammond Smokin’BBQ ChallengeDowntown Hammond, LAwww.hammondbbq.comapril3-56-8Antique Trade Days Arts & Crafts Fair6-8Fall Swamp Pop Music Festival24-26 The Italian Festival50081 Hwy. 51, Tickfaw, LA 70466www.theitalianfestivalorg.comRiff Ridgel Crawfish-CookoffTickfaw Festival Grounds50081 Highway 51Tickfaw, LA 70466www.riffridgelcrawfishcookoff.comHidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 Hwy 190 E,Hammond, LA 24 Swamp Pop Music FestivalHidden Oaks Family Campground, 21544 Hwy 190 E,Hammond, LA 70401www.hiddenoaksfamilycampground.com42Downtown Commuter Parking Lot, SE Railroad Ave.,Ponchatoula, LA 70454www.ponchatoulachamber.com7-8,14-15 Louisiana Renaissance Festival21-22 & 46468 River Rd., Hammond, LA 70401www.larf.org27-29may16Vintage Market Days of Southeast LouisianaFlorida Parishes Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave.,Amite, LA /novemberPonchatoula Strawberry Festival301 N 6th St., Ponchatoula, LA 70454www.lastrawberryfestival.comHammond Northshore Regional AirshowHammond Northshore Regional Airport600 North Airport RoadHammond, LA 70401www.hammondairshow.com400 Reid Ave., Amite, LA 70422www.tangipahoaparishfair.org16-1820-22 Amite Oyster FestivalHammond Regional Art Center,217 E Thomas St.,Hammond, LA 70401www.hammondarts.orgSept. 30 - Tangipahoa Parish FairTangipahoa Parish Fairgrounds,Oct. 4Vintage Market Days of Southeast LouisianaFlorida Parishes Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave., Amite, LA /Brews Art Festivaltangitourism.com5-6 &12-13Louisiana Renaissance Festival46468 River Rd. Hammond, LA***Events are correct at the time of publication. However, dates and timesmay change. Please visit for current updatestangitourism.com43


Tangipahoa ParishDid you know? Tangipahoa Parish has32 sites listed in theNational Register ofHistorical Places. Tangipahoa Parish wasfounded in 1869 TangipahoaParish has a total of 823square miles. Collis Temple fromKentwood, LA.,was the first AfricanAmerican to play varsitybasketball at LSU. Our 56thLouisianaGovenor,John BelEdwardswas born andraised inAmite, LA. Pop singerBritney Spearswas raised inKentwood, LA. Tangipahoa comesfrom an Acolapissaword meaning “earof corn” or those whogather corn. MLB PitcherWade Mileygrew up inLoranger, LA. FashiondesignerBilly Reidgrew up inAmite, LA. Bruce Mitchell,star of HistoryChannel’s SwampPeople lives inHammond, LA. Robin Roberts playedbasketball at SLU andgraduated in 1983in communications.Parish is home toSoutheasternLouisianaUniversity.Lion Up! One of Tangipahoa’s oldestrestaurants is Middendorf’s.They have been serving theirworld famous catfish for over80 years! Irma Thomaswas born inPonchatoula, LA. Tangipahoa46 Tangipahoa Parish is home to over3,000 animals atGlobal Wildlife inFolsom, Manchac has become apopular filming locationbecause of its immensenatural beauty.47

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collinswood school Museum Gain insight about the history of Ponchatoula and the sur-rounding area at the Collinswood School Museum. Located in the Strawberry Capital of the World, the museum offers free admission, a sunny outdoor garden, antique quilts and fu