The festival mixes great Cajun food, good times and Louisiana music with the famous cochon de lait (French for roast suckling pig).
The first official festival was in 1961 but that doesn't mean that is when the magic happened.

Not only is the resulting taste out of this world, but the aroma of the pig cooking is down-right intoxicating. From that weekend on, Mansura has been known as the Cochon de Lait Festival of the world. - consultez 132 avis de voyageurs, 40 photos, les meilleures offres et comparez les prix pour Capdepera, Espagne sur Tripadvisor. Majorque : tourisme

Tour de Canyamel: si vous aimez le cochon de lait grillé!! COCHON DE LAIT A LA BROCHE de 30 à 200per pour vos repas de fêtes , un cochon de lait à la broche et ses pommes de … 223 likes. Au Cochon De Lait, Falaise: See 87 unbiased reviews of Au Cochon De Lait, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #6 of 27 restaurants in Falaise. Iru Restaurant: Le Cochon de lait est excellent - consultez 478 avis de voyageurs, 95 photos, les meilleures offres et comparez les prix pour Port de Pollença, Espagne sur Tripadvisor. Mansura is the Cochon de Lait capital of the world. That happend in 1960 during Mansura's Centennial celebration when over 10,000 people converged on Mansura. The Cochon de Lait Festival is held annually on the second full weekend in May in Mansura, Louisiana.

Cochon de lait à la brocheà domicile". To make cochon de lait, which literally translates to “suckling pig,” a whole marinated young pig is pit-roasted, sliced thin and then served with gravy on a plate or po-boy.