Welcome to 2023 Mardi Gras. And if you are planning a visit can I recommend this fun, family friendly parade in Opelousas, la.
We are the Elite Opelousas All Female Krewe! Our goal is to make a lasting impression on parade wat
Opelousas Imperial Yam Queens
get to see everyone when we ride in the Opelousas Imperial Mardi Gras Parade, Tuesday February 21st at 11 am.
Be sure to get here early to get a great spot to catch some of the Signature Yams from your favorite Queens!
Meet Me at the Parade :
The Louisiana yam is an exceptional type of sweet potato bred to have a
soft, moist flesh, to be sweet and flavorful and very high in beta-carotene or
vitamin A value. The successful golden yams are the product of extensive
research programs conducted by Experiment Station scientists of the
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.
Yams have been part of the landscape of Louisiana for more than 200
years, but it was not until 1937 that they began to be marketed nationally. Much of the creation of the Louisiana yam industry can be
credited to an outstanding scientist, the late Dr. Julian C. Miller, and
his colleagues in the horticulture department of Louisiana State University.