Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Competition Gets Heated At Crawfish Fest

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The residents of one Louisiana town are crazy – and confident – about their crawfish.

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is May 2-4, and 30,000 people will head to the Louisiana town – known as the Crawfish Capital of the World – to chow down on 10,000 pounds of crawfish concoctions.

The tasty treats include fried crawfish, crawfish dogs, and crawfish etouffee, and the fest even features non-fishy favorites like alligator-on-a-stick, which spokesperson Dona Degatur Richard says is “pretty good, though not as popular as crawfish.”

While the festival also features cajun dance performances, a crawfish race, and an eating contest, it’s the crawfish cook-off that gets people really fired up.

Richard says, “Everybody’s a great cook down here, especially the men. “The prize is only $100, but it’s mostly for bragging rights. And they take full advantage of that!”

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