It's etouffee cook-off time!

The 24th Annual World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off will be held on Sunday, March 29, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Northwest Pavilion on Samuel Drive.

The City of Eunice, Louisiana’s Prairie Cajun Capital, is in the heart of the top crawfish producing area in the United States. Blessed with this natural resource, the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off was started in 1986 to showcase our crawfish industry and local chefs.

The World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off attracts locals and visitors who appreciate good cookin’.

Teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish etouffee (smothered crawfish). Celebrity and professional judges proclaim winners in three categories; Amateur, Professional and Club/Organization. Teams also vie for the Best Decorated booth and the entries for this category get more creative every year. Once the judges have their samples from the booths, the public can buy the crawfish etouffee directly from the participants. Participants can also cook and sell one other food item in addition to their crawfish etouffee.

Beginning at 10 a.m., bands perform for the listening and dancing pleasure of our visitors until 4 p.m.

Winners are announced from the music stage at 2 p.m.

For more information contact the Eunice Mayor’s Office at 457-7389 or the Eunice Chamber of Commerce at 457-2565.

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