Erath, Louisiana, is a residential community of approximately 2,100 residents located in Vermilion Parish, about 7 miles east of Abbeville and 26 miles south of Lafayette, Louisiana.

Founded in 1899, we are a small community rich in Acadian culture. We take pride in our community and hold dear our family.

Visit us during our Fourth of July Celebration, where we celebrate the birth of our nation. Our celebration is one of the biggest and best in the area, and was featured on Good Morning, America as "one of most interesting events in America."


The 50th Anniversary of the Erath Water Tower Fall.
See 50th Anniversary video here
All information and links can be found here!
Remembering the eight victims who died on October 3, 1964.

See collage photo here.

In Loving Memory of
Scotty Bernard, Joe Brown, Otto "Cowboy" Bourque, Clifton Felix Dubois, Dugas,  Eutis "Noo Noo" Menard and brothers Duffy Broussard and Vernice Broussard

The town of Erath and the Erath 4th of July Association would like to invite everyone to attend the 3rd Annual Lighting of the Christmas Lights. This year’s lighting ceremony will take place on Friday, November 28th at 6:30 PM in front of Erath City Hall. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance and will be taking pictures with the children. Hot chocolate will be provided by Champagne’s Supermarket. The event is open to the public and there is no admission charge.

A food drive will be held in conjunction with the Lighting of the Christmas Lights. The town encourages everyone attending the lighting to bring can goods or non-perishable food. The food will be collected and donated to needy families in our community. Please help brighten everyone’s Christmas by donating to their food drive.

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