Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival May 3-5

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BREAUX BRIDGE - Where else in the world but in 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 our entertainment. We 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, we have numerous other delightful dishes to tease your taste buds.

Race your crawfish at our 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 our Cajun Dance Contest or glide into our Zydeco Dance Contest.