Assumption Parish is situated in the serene bayou country in the south-central portion of Louisiana. It is an irregular-shaped parish and is located about 30 miles south from Baton Rouge and 60 miles west of New Orleans. Major industries include: fabrication, sugar, food products, fishing, agriculture. The Madewood Arts Festival, held in the spring at Madewood Plantation, features lectures, exhibits, art shows, ballet, and concerts. An antebellum Christmas celebration is also held on the Madewood grounds in early December.