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Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Map2090 Rees Street
Breaux Bridge, LA 70517
(337) 332-6655
(337) 332-5917


As host of the annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, the city of Breaux Bridge demonstrates why it has earned recognition as the “Crawfish Capital of the World.” The festival, which takes place in May, is a three-day celebration that pays tribute to Louisiana’s crawfish industry. Crawfish is the festival’s food staple, of course. Boiled crawfish, crawfish étouffée, crawfish jambalaya and crawfish pies are just some of the delicious dish options that people can enjoy. Crawfish also serve as the inspiration for several of the festival’s most popular events, such as the crawfish races and the Celebrity Crawfish Eating Contest. While munching on crawfish treats or engaging in crawfish-themed events, festivalgoers can listen and dance to live music from more than 30 Cajun and Creole bands. Particularly skilled dancers might also choose to participate in the Cajun Dance Contest or the Zydeco Dance Contest. The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival also boasts an arts-and-crafts market and a parade.

Admission to the festival is $5 on Friday and Sunday and $10 on Saturday. 3-day passes are offered for $15. Parking is available in the rear of the Festival Grounds for $3 per day. Prohibited items include ice chests, red wagons and glass containers. Animals are also not allowed.

Additional Information

Region: Acadiana
Month: May
Type: Food

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Reader Comments:
Sep 28, 2013 02:50 pm
 Posted by  Jennifer Gates

BlackPot Camp, Lakeview Park, Eunice, LA.
Oct. 20th to Oct 24th.
A music camp that provides an outlet for people to learn Cajun and other music from their favorite musicians, including hosts The Revelers and friends, along with artists performing at the Black Pot Festival; a learning experience in Cajun cuisine taught by local cooks in a hands-on environment; a loose, festive atmosphere that encourages extracurricular jamming and sharing of experiences among campers from all places an backgrounds; campers with instruction in traditional social dance such as Cajun and Square-Dancing; and above all a fun, unforgettable and interactive experience for lovers of Cajun and other roots music (including folks who don't play music at all!) leading up to the Black Pot Festival the weekend following camp.

Oct 20th Sunday Night: Revelers 8pm / $10

Oct 21st Monday Night: Jesse Lege 8pm / $10

Oct 22nd Tuesday Night: Square dance 8pm / $5

Oct 23rd Wednesday Night: Honky Tonk 8pm / $10

Oct 27th Sunday Night (After Party) 8pm / $10
Feufoilet w/ special guest

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