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Cajun Fest Boil & Brew: Where Southern Hospitality Meets Iowa Nice

Cajun Fest

April 25, 2022

On-page images taken by Anna Rohrs with Inspired Focus PhotoCajun Fest Live Music

On Saturday, June 4, JR’s SouthPork Ranch at the Iowa State Fairgrounds will welcome the 2022 Cajun Fest Boil & Brew event where attendees can taste Southern favorites from a group of Iowa natives and Louisiana transplants. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. – rain or shine.

What to Expect

You’ll join other Cajun enthusiasts, an anticipated 2,000 other attendees, to enjoy a crawfish boil, gumbo, jambalaya, beignets, hurricanes slushies, beer and more. Live music and children’s activities round out the event. There is something for everyone! A portion of the proceeds also goes to iJAG, a designated nonprofit partner for 2022. There will also be live music at the event. Watch for the band announcements on Cajun Fest’s Facebook and Instagram!Cajun Fest 2021


General admission for Cajun Fest Boil & Brew is $40, while VIP tickets that include VIP services such as private restrooms, balcony bar and concierge services are $100. If you’re bringing friends, purchase a group of four tickets at the low price of $140. Children under 10 are free but must be registered and purchased with an adult ticket. You can purchase tickets here.

Find out what to expect at this year’s event by watching highlights from the 2021 Cajun Fest below:


For more information about Cajun Fest and to purchase your ticket, visit cajunfestiowa.com. You can also find updates on Facebook and Instagram.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Angela Jiskoot

Angela Jiskoot is an avid volunteer, community investor, traveler and always on the go trying new experiences. She's driven by making a difference and giving back through community involvement, including as Marketing Lead for Cajun Fest. As a business strategist, marketer and communicator, Angela is Internal Communications Manager at F&G.