PRESQUE ISLE — Donations are pouring in and planning is under way for the 2014 World Acadian Congress, which will be held in northern Maine and neighboring parts of New Brunswick and Quebec.

The event is being billed as the largest event to come to Aroostook County since the band Phish played at the closed Loring Air Force base a decade ago.

The congress is held every five years to celebrate Acadian culture. Acadians are descendants of French settlers in what are now the Canadian Maritime provinces.

The Bangor Daily News says in winning the 2014 bid, the Maine-New Brunswick-Quebec region, operating under the unified title “Acadia of the Lands and Forests,” beat out applications from Quebec City and Louisiana.