Venue

Balfa Week is held at Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Opened in 1990, Vermilionville is a living history museum and folklife park that preserves and represents the cultural resources of the Acadian, Native American, and Creole cultures – from the time period 1765 to 1890. The park sits on a 23-acre site on the banks of the Bayou Vermilion with 19 attractions, including seven restored original homes and more than a dozen local artisans providing regular demonstrations of a variety of essential crafts and folkways of the region’s early inhabitants and settlers. Vermilionville is located at 300 Fisher Road, near the Lafayette airport. The Acadian Cultural Center is just steps from Vermilionville, and this unit of the National Park Service depicts the story of the Acadians who settled the prairies, bayous, and marshes of southern Louisiana. Displays and exhibits explain the origins, migration, settlement, and contemporary culture of the Acadians and other groups who live in the Lafayette area.