Strawberries; photo by Nicholas Noyes on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).
Official State Fruit of Louisiana
Louisiana designated the strawberry as the official state fruit in 1980. All State Foods
More than 300,000 visitors from across the country attend the annual Strawberry Festival in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The festival promotes local strawberry farmers and nonprofit organizations and includes a parade, festivities, southern food, and Louisiana hospitality.
Strawberries are also on the menu of the official state meal of North Louisiana.