Lafayette Real Estate News

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

bb crawfish festIt's no surprise that Louisiana is by far the largest producer of crawfish in the United States.  In fact, the Crawfish Capital of the World is nestled right in the heart of Acadiana.  Breaux Bridge, Louisiana was given the title in 1959 by Governor Earl K. Long.  Each year since then, Breaux Bridge and all of Acadiana have celebrated the success of the crawfish industry in Louisiana at the Annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival!

The festival is one of the biggest parties in Cajun Country, receiving around 30,000 attendees each year.  This year's installment will be held next weekend, May 6th through May 8th, and is expected to be a huge turnout as always.

more crawfish

Can you guess what's on the menu?  That's right: crawfish, crawfish, and even more crawfish!  And it'll be available in every imaginable form - fried, boiled, in an étouffée, bisque, boudin, pie or jambalaya, and crawdogs, along with other Cajun favorites.  (Other foods will also be available, but who goes to the Crawfish Festival and doesn't eat crawfish?!)

The annual crawfish eating contest will be held for those who have major appetites for the mudbugs.  If you'd rather not eat the crawfish, you can enter one in the crawfish race instead!  

In addition to all the food is the crawfish étouffée cook-off, where contestants cook up their best étouffée recipes in hopes of winning the title of Cook-off Champion.  Patrons will be able to sample the entries after judging!

dancing festival

There will be enough live and local music to go around all weekend, provided by 30 Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Pop band on three different stages.  So put on your dancing shoes, especially if you plan on competing in the Cajun and Zydeco dance contests!

Kids of all ages will love experiencing the fun and exciting carnival rides and games, all safely enclosed in a fenced-in area.  A highlight of the weekend is the Festival Parade, honoring the festival royalty and featuring festive floats and energetic music performances.

Be sure to check out all the arts and crafts booths for unique and creative items, ranging from clothing and accessories to wood work and furniture!  Official Crawfish Festival merchandise will also be available for purchase.

If crawfish has a special place in your heart, you won't want to miss out on the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, a weekend full of fun for the whole family!

Visit the event's website for the full weekend schedule, lineup, and more general information.  

Originally posted at: Lafayette Real Estate News

Thank you


Twitter  Facebook  LinkedIn
Comment balloon 0 commentsElite Team • April 27 2016 03:51PM
Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
It's no surprise that Louisiana is by far the largest producer of crawfish in the United States. In fact, the Crawfish Capital of the World is nestled right in the heart of Acadiana. Breaux Bridge, Louisiana was given the title in 1959 by… more
5 Tips to Secure a Successful Short Sale
Short sales have become the only way out for some sellers who owe more on their mortgages than their houses are worth. For struggling borrowers, it's a chance to avoid foreclosure. While helpful, short sales can be stressful, time-consuming and may… more
How to Manage Startup Programs in Windows 10
When you start your computer, Windows isn't the only program that loads. For instance, you may have noticed icons in the notification area (also known as the system tray) in the far-right portion of the taskbar. These icons often represent programs… more
Spicy Shrimp and Grits Casserole
As far as Southern comfort foods go, shrimp and grits is one of my favorites. That's why when I came across this spicy shrimp and grits casserole, I knew I had to share it! This recipe takes about 20 minutes of active cooking time, and the rest is… more
Happy Earth Day!
Today is Earth Day, a holiday dedicated to honoring the Earth and the concept of worldwide peace. Our world is big, blue, and beautiful - and it's the only one we have. If we all work together to respect and care for the Earth, we can achieve… more
Dividing Perennials
Why Divide Perennials? Dividing is advantageous and oftentimes a necessity for the health and longevity of perennial plants. Although it can be a fairly large project depending on the size of your garden, you only need to divide your plants once… more
Easy Tomato Basil Soup
This soup could not be simpler to put together. Roasted tomatoes, onions, and garlic are blended with fresh basil into the most luxurious and fresh tomato soup you’ve ever tasted. Even the pickiest of eaters will fall in love! Pair it with some… more
Easy Fixes for Potential Deal Breakers
You're ready to sell your home, you've got a buyer lined up, you're about to make an offer on that great home down the street, and then… everything falls apart. It's a problem that's more common than you'd think with home sales: a buyer has made… more
How to Fix a Water Damaged Phone
We bring our phones with us everywhere we go, including places where a small electronic device may not be safe - namely near water. No matter how overprotective we are about our precious babies, mistakes are bound to happen; one small slip up and… more
The Hows and Whys of Thinning Seedlings
Why Thin Vegetable Seedlings? Vegetables need space to grow, but many times it's just not practical to start seeds off with the desired final spacing. Plants started in pots are usually not a problem. You can separate them when it's time to… more