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2012 Louisiana Crawfish Festival March 22-25

2012 Crawfish Festival
The 2012 Louisiana Crawfish Festival is just around the corner! The event will be held on March 22-25, 2012 at the Sigur Cultural Center in Chalmette. As always, you can expect the most delicious Cajun foods, great entertainment, handmade crafts and the highly-anticipated Louisiana Crawfish Pageant.

History of the St. Bernard Crawfish Festival
Like any festival held in Louisiana, there is history behind the St. Bernard Crawfish Festival. The festival first began in 1975 and has since then become a tradition in Louisiana. People from all over the United States visit the festival as everyone comes together to honor the beautiful historical St. Bernard Parish, which is filled with moss-covered trees, creole tomatoes, bayous, shrimp boats and oyster luggers. This pristine area in Louisiana has always been honored for being a fishermen’s haven and really is a slice of heaven.

In addition, St. Bernard is home to the Battle of New Orleans site that overlooks the Mississippi River that joins together Crescent City in New Orleans. It’s true that St. Bernard is a diverse area to live in, but even so, the parish’s activities are inspired by the festivals, arts and crafts of Louisiana culture. That is why the Louisiana Crawfish Festival is the perfect time to come together in the historic St. Bernard Parish and celebrate what Louisiana history is all about.

Entertainment, Food and Carnival Rides
Each year, the Crawfish Festival gets better and better. There is Cajun entertainment and parade bands that get the crowd moving and dancing around. The entertainment starts on Thursday evening at 6:00 pm, with the final act playing on Sunday at 7:00 pm. For the full entertainment schedule, click here.

In between the performances, you can take advantage of the fun activities that are planned out for the weekend. The Louisiana Crawfish Festival wouldn’t be complete without rides, so you and the family will enjoy the Ride and Amusement Contractors that offer kiddie rides, screaming sirens, clowns, carnival game booths, shoot hoops and even a Ferris wheel.

The menu will be dominated by crawfish, which of course, makes the Crawfish Festival what it is. With such menu selections as crawfish bread, crawfish jambalaya and crawfish etouffee, your mouth will be watering with fresh crawfish just in time for the 2012 season. There will be other festival favorites such as funnel cakes, corn dogs and chicken on a stick.

Arts and Crafts from Local Artisans
To support the local artisans, there will be an arts and crafts section at the festival that features beads, jewelry, clothes and handmade toys for everyone to browse through. You won’t find anything else like it, as these items are handmade and only featured here at the festival. Don’t forget to stop by the clothes booth to get a t-shirt, hat or jacket from the event.

For more information on the festival, visit www.louisianacrawfishfestival.com

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