All you need to know about Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

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Admission

Five dollars at the gate Friday, May 1, and Sunday, May 3.

Ten dollars at the gate Saturday, May 2.

Fifteen dollars for a three-day pass bought in advance – a savings of $5 if you intend to attend all three days.

Cash only at the gate.

Advance tickets are on sale at the office and The Official Crawfish Festival Souvenir Shoppe, located at Precious Past, 125 South Main Street, Breaux Bridge.

To order by phone with a credit card, call (337) 332-6655.

Music

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival has become one of the largest gatherings of world famous Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop musicians and plays host to over 30 bands on three stages during the three-day festival. Music fills the air from morning into night at Parc Hardy! Check out this year’s line-up of musicians!

Breaux Bridge Heritage Tent

Cajun and Zydeco music, along with accordion-making, Cajun dance & cooking demonstrations are showcased here. They also highlight aspects of the area’s unique culture such as bourrée, a traditional Cajun card game.

Cuisine

Nothing is as unique to Cajuns as eating crawfish during festival weekend. You’ll enjoy tasting crawfish prepared in every imaginable way – fried, boiled, in an étouffée, bisque, boudin, pie or jambalaya, and crawdogs, along with other Cajun favorites (shrimp, crab, gumbo, red beans and rice, just to name a few).

Crawfish Races

As the Crawfish Race Commissioner yells “Ils sont partis!” (They’re off!), the world-famous race of the crawfish begins! Numbered crawfish race to the finish line with skillful aid from their registered owners on an eight-foot circular target. This race is open to all and a joy to watch.

Wanna participate in the race? Go to www.bbcrawfest.com and download the Crawfish Race Entry Form!

Dance Contests

Put on your dancing shoes and two-step or Cajun waltz to traditional Cajun and Zydeco music. The most talented will win gift packages as their prizes. This event is a must for those who want to learn a few new steps.

So, wanna show off your moves? Go to www.bbcrawfest.com and download the Dance Contest Entry Form!

Etouffée Cook-Off

This epicurean event features cooking teams who vie for the title of Cook-off Champion. Truly a gourmet’s delight, this contest is also noted for showmanship displayed by the contestants. Samples are available once the judging is complete.

Think you can dish it out? Go to www.bbcrawfest.com and download the Cook-Off Entry Form!

Arts & Crafts

Stroll your way through rows of unique items – handcrafted and novelty – as artists, craftsmen and vendors display their wares for your shopping enjoyment. Official Crawfish memorabilia are also available at the information booth. Vendors, click here for information on how you can participate.

Carnival Midway

Enjoy rides and games for all ages at the carnival, located inside a fenced area of the festival grounds at Parc Hardy behind the food pavilion.

Crawfish Eating Contest

This contest is measured by the weight of boiled crawfish consumed within forty-five minutes. Contestants must display dexterity in obtaining the meat from the crawfish as well as a healthy appetite. The Crawfish Eating Contest is held in the Heritage Tent and is open to the public.

Feel like pinching a few tails? Go to www.bbcrawfest.com and download the Eating Contest Entry Form!

Parade

The parade honors the Crawfish Queen who rules over our festivities along with her King, Junior Royalty and Ecrevettes. You will also enjoy sights of Cajun family bands, marching bands and festive floats. Meet this year’s royalty.

Wanna join the parade? Go to www.bbcrawfest.com and download the Parade Entry Form!

Parking

Car parking is available in the rear of the Festival Grounds for $2 per day. Self-contained camping is also available. Handicapped parking is available near the entrance of the festival grounds.

The Crawfish Festival Ordinance, as set forth by the City of Breaux Bridge, prohibits bringing in the following items on the festival grounds:

•Alcohol of any kind

•Glass containers

•Coolers (large or small)

•Frisbees or water projecting devices

•Animals (except seeing-eye)

•Knives or weapons of any kind

There is also an open- container law in effect for the City of Breaux Bridge.

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