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May 03 10:06 AM

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival this weekend


Where else in the world but Louisiana would you find a three-day celebration totally devoted to crawfish?

Every year on the first full weekend in May, thousands congregate in Breaux Bridge to pay tribute to the little crustacean we all know and love.

One of the best features of the festival is the entertainment. They have 30 of the best Cajun and Zydeco bands playing all weekend long on three stages. And, of course, Cajuns love food, so you’ll find the best entrees like crawfish etouffee, fried crawfish, crawfish boudin, crawfish po-boys, crawfish spinach boat, crawfish jambalaya, crawfish pies, eggplant crawfish, and shrimp jambalaya, and, of course, boiled crawfish. Plus, there are numerous other delightful dishes to tease your taste buds.

Don’t miss the contests! Race your crawfish at the World Famous Crawfish Races, enter the Crawfish Eating Contest (you’ll have to eat over 55 pounds to break the record!) or show off your culinary skills at the Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off.

Two-step over to the Cajun Dance Contest or glide into the Zydeco Dance Contest. Grab your lawn chair for Sunday’s parade, where they highlight the royalty and locals who compete for the best float prizes.

For the perfect Crawfish Festival souvenir, you can shop till you drop at the Official & T-Shirt Booths and the over 75 booths in the Arts & Crafts and Commercial Vendors Area.

Go online to www.bbcrawfest.com for more details.

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