Louisiana State Rally - Rayne, LA

Louisiana Pelican WIT Rally

Oct. 20 – 23, 2022

The Louisiana Pelican Winnies are busy getting ready for all of our friends to come visit us on the Bayou. Don’t Be Bayou Self!!  The Cajuns Want To Be Bayou - Come on down to the Louisiana State Rally Oct. 20 – 23, 2022!! The rally will once again be held at the Rayne Civic Center in Rayne, Louisiana, exit 87 off Interstate 10, only one block off the Interstate, just follow the signs!!

Our Cajun cooks will be firing up their pots and getting ready for our WIT family to join us!! You want to make sure your name is in the pot for our Cajun feasts – dinner meals will be provided on Friday and Saturday evenings and a little lagniappe on Thursday evening. We’ll have a full breakfast one morning and a continental breakfast to see you off on Sunday and who knows what other treats we may come up with!!!

Lots of fun activities are being planned also. Washer toss, beanbag baseball, cornhole, bingo, and cakewalk all provide an opportunity to have some fun and meet new people. You’ll also want to browse through our silent auction items as well as our white elephant and book sales. Don’t forget to visit our vendors and attend our seminars and demonstrations!!! You may also want to spend some time just sitting back and enjoying the leisurely life of the Bayou, listen to the many voices and dialects and visit with others as they go by – in Cajun Country there are no strangers only friends we haven’t met yet!!! We are excited to have the Rosedowners band playing for us on Friday evening so don’t forget your dancing shoes. WOW!! So much to do so little time!! Make plans now to join us for the fun!!

Rally fees – The fee for one coach/two people will be $210 before Oct. 1 or $220 after Oct. 1 – One coach/1 person $160 or $170 after Oct. 1. Extra people in a coach $60. Children are free. If you’re not sure if you’ll be able to make it, no problem, come on in at the last minute we’ve got a spot for you!!! The Cajuns want everyone to come and pass a good time!!!

Registration form can be mailed to TONY SCHEXNAYDER, 101 SOUTH IDA LANE, LONG BEACH, MISSISSIPPI 39560

Fees cover 4 days/3 nights camping with electricity and water, dump station on grounds, limited handicap parking available. It also includes one full breakfast and one continental breakfast and 3 evening meals prepared on site by our great Cajun cooks. The campground will be open to our guests for early arrival on Monday, October 17, $20 per night to be paid when you arrive. Come on in early and explore the area’s many interesting venues and taste the delicious food offered at our local restaurants.

We’ve got a great tour planned for you on Wednesday, Oct. 19. We will begin with a 9:00 a.m. tour of Martin Accordions where the Martin family will treat you to a lively musical history of the area as part of the tour of their small family business. It’s a rocking good tour!!! We will then have lunch and a tour at Vermilionville where you will be treated to some good Cajun cooking followed by a self-guided tour (return to the rally grounds at your leisure) of original, authentically preserved homes and businesses from the past depicting the lifestyle and history of the peoples who settled this area!!! Please indicate on you registration if you are interested in this tour (prepayment is not necessary). We will need to give Vermilionville a count a couple of weeks before and will need to put a cap at that time on the number of attendees we will be able to allow on the tour!!!

For early arrivals, your registration packet will include information on other tours and places of interest in the area to explore on your own. Updated information on tours and other rally updates will be posted here and on our FB website – Louisiana WIT Rally – the registration form and other information will be shared there also.

Any questions can be emailed to Mary Smith – [email protected] or call (985)-516-0143,

Bill Fessler – [email protected] or call (228)-324-0569

Shirley Schexnayder – [email protected] or call (228) 860-7077

Vendors - please call or email Jeanie Bienvenu at 337-983-7746 or [email protected] – booths are all inside the building unless you prefer an outside space, there is no charge for vendor booths, we only ask that you donate a door prize for the rally (about $15-$25). Seminar slots also available at no cost.


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