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Cajun Palms, Henderson Louisiana, October 2019

This page last updated 7/11/19

Tiffin Travelers Chapter Rally

Arrival Tuesday, October 8, 2019; Departure Sunday, October 13, 2019

This rally is fully booked as of January 10th and not accepting additional participants.

See instructions below to be put on the host's wait list.  

DO NOT attempt to reserve a site by contacting the RV park!


Cajun Palms RV Resort                  http://www.cajunpalms.com/

1055 North Barn Road

Henderson, Louisiana 70517

To be put on a wait list, if one exists, email your hosts Charles and Mona Trahan at: Charles@trahanfamily.me

Also copy the chapter office at: tiffintravelers@gmail.com  If a site becomes available, you will be contacted.  


The deposit taken by the RV park is non-refundable for cancellations, but it can be transferred to a future reservation within one year of the original arrival date.

Development of a full and fun agenda is already well underway and shown below, but is subject to adjustments.  Because of commitments to caterers and vendors, there is a required prepayment for the rally activities noted below as "included in rally fee".  Known registrants were emailed 7/11/19 requesting submission of the required rally fee prepayment. Remittance deadline is August 8th.  If you did not receive the 7/11 email requesting prepayment, you are not on the participant's list.   


If you must cancel an existing reservation, first notify your hosts Charles and Mona Trahan with carbon copy to tiffintravelers@gmail.com.   Later you will notify the RV Park.   Cancellation emails will receive a reply from the rally hosts or Tiffin Travelers. Cancellation emails received by September 15th will receive a refund of their rally prepayment.  Late cancellations, or an unexpected excessive number of cancellations, could result in a lesser refund amount based upon contractual obligations with vendors. 

Remember to wear a name tag to all functions, or incur a 50 cent fine for each infraction.  😁


6pm Welcome social and catered meal at Cajun Palms Reception Hall. Included in rally fee.  Water will be provided. Bring your own alternative beverage.


Wednesday - 

8:30am arrival at Jean Lafitte Park for tour and film showing of the Acadian Exile.  Included in rally fee.

Information about the Jean Lafitte National Park Acadian Cultural Center site can be found at this internet link:  https://www.nps.gov/jela/new-acadian-cultural-center.htm


10am arrival at Vermilionville  for a guided  tour and buffet meal at 'noonish', with Cajun Dancing demonstration to follow.  Included  in rally fee.

Information about the Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park in Lafayette can be found at this internet link:  http://www.bayouvermiliondistrict.org/vermilionville/en/


Thursday - 

8:45am arrival  at Falcon Rice Mill for tour of this business owned by the family of your rally hosts.  Included in rally fee.

A related article can be found at this internet link: https://bbrcreative.com/2017/04/falcon-rice-mill-celebrates-75-years/

11am (or thereabouts) arrive at Crowley City Hall Museum for tour. Included in rally fee. (425 North Parkerson Avenue, Crowley, LA, 70526) Built in 1920, Crowley Motor Co. & Ford Building (City Hall) was initially a Ford Motor Dealership space which was later purchased by the city of Crowley. Now, this space houses four museums and is considered to be one of the best attractions of the town. It features the ‘History Of Crowley’ museum, Ford Automotive Museum, Rice Interpretive Center, J.D. Miller Music Recording Studio to visit.

1pm group Lunch at Fezzo's Restaurant in Crowley.  Pay as you go/Dutch.



Free day on your own for  touring or relaxing. 

6pm group dinner at Prejean's Restaurant.  Pay as you go/Dutch.


Saturday - 

7:30am group breakfast at Buck and Johnny's. Venue entrance included in rally fee.  Meal is pay as you go/Dutch.


 After breakfast departure to “Festivals Acadiens et Créoles”. Bring lawn chairs hats and sunscreen to enjoy the music festival http://www.festivalsacadiens.com/.  Free grounds entrance.  Food and beverage are pay as you go/Dutch.


Group Dinner and ending of rally at Pat’s of Henderson Restaurant in Henderson, LA.  Pay as you go/Dutch.

Sunday - 

An optional opportunity for rally participants to attend the Festival on their own.  The Festival ends Sunday night.


The above information will be updated as  the rally planning progresses.

For those wondering why the early cutoff date...  RV parks in the south have a very healthy fall and winter business.  Many have gone away from accepting rallies October through March, and more are making the switch.  We are extremely fortunate when a member can arrange a rally in the south during these peak times.  Park owners set the reservation cutoff dates in order to be able to release the unsold rally sites to the public to 

entice faithful fans and return business.