La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia

El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia 

                                       April 21, 22, & 23 2023                                                                





La Asociación Española de Nueva Iberia, Inc. (LAENI) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization incorporated in the City of New Iberia, Louisiana to serve as a vehicle for the recognition and promotion of the Spanish ancestry and culture in New Iberia and throughout Louisiana. LAENI, Inc. encourages, supports and directs programs and activities involving educational, culinary, music, and art exchanges while creating an awareness and deeper understanding of our local Spanish heritage.



7th Annual



Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Bouligny Plaza * Downtown New Iberia, LA 


Spanish Desserts 

   Serving 11:00am ~ Judging at 11:00am ~ Awards at 3:30pm 


Famous Rice Dish from Spain 

2019 Paella, Tapas, Jambalaya Cook-off Registration Forms 

Set-up available Friday afternoon, & Sat. 6-8am     (Night Security Provide)
Must use Recipe for 90 or more large servings. On Site Cooking required. First, Second, Third Place Awarded. Vendors for profit will receive 50% of ticket sales payable as arranged. Vendors will have assigned space.

Festival Theme: “Spain Alive” Celebrating 240th Anniversay of Nueva Iberia

Award will be given for Best Decorated theme booth.

Please Contact:

James Migues (337)789-6262,

Brad Pisani (337)

Mail check OR Money Order Payable to:

(LAENI) La Asociacion Espanol de Nueva Iberia

PO. Box 12963

New Iberia, LA 70562

*Participants must provide All Cooking Equipment including: Fire Extinguisher, Serving Utensils, Gloves, Cleaning supplies, tables, chairs, tent (anchored) Contact FREMINS (David) directly for tent rental, installation, and dismantling if needed.

 2016 Paella and Tapas Cook-Off Registration Forms



2018 Food Truck Vendor 

Food Truck parking will be in a designated area chosen by the El Festival Espan?ol Organizers.

  • Food License must be posted and visible.
  • Payment shall be made out to La Asociacio?n Espan?ol de Nueva Iberia (LAENI) in the amount of $250.00 by the deadline of of May 1, 2018.
  • After Deadline cost is $300.00.
  • Mail check or money order to: LAENI; Post Office Box 12963; New Iberia, LA 70562.
  • There will be NO refunds as Festival will be held rain or shine.

Food Service Truck agrees to hold El Festival Espan?ol Organizers, La Asociacio?n Espan?ol de Nueva Iberia, and the City of New Iberia harmless from all claims, losses and expenses. 

Food Service Agreement 2018 

Board of Directors 2021

LAENI Board Members 

Brinkley Segura Lopez, President 

James Migues, Vice President

Darren Romero, Treasurer 

Dustin Johnson, Secretary 

Ebrar J. Reaux

Michelle Blanchard 

Ricky Segura 

Lauren Greig 

Wayne Hollier 

Heather Johnson 

Fred Romero

James Viator 

Tim Segura 

Ron Migues

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