Party this weekend at Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Party this weekend at Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival
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POSTED: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 10:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 10:34pm

Starting Friday and throughout the weekend, thousands will congregate in Breaux Bridge to party with crawfish.

The 2012 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is named one of the top ten events in Louisiana by website topeventsusa.com. One of the best features of the festival, located at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge, is the entertainment.  Thirty of the best Cajun and Zydeco bands will be playing all weekend long on 3 stages. You’ll also find delicious food like crawfish etouffee, fried crawfish, crawfish boudin, crawfish po-boys, crawfish spinach boats, crawfish jambalaya, crawfish pies, eggplant crawfish and shrimp jambalaya.  Of course, the boiled crawfish is the main food attraction.

There will be participation contests throughout the weekend with the unique Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival flair.  Pick a live crawfish and enter it into a race.  Try the crawfish eating contest and beat the record of 55 pounds.  Show off your culinary skills at the crawfish etouffee cook-off.   Do the Cajun two-step or the Zydeco glide in the festival's dance contests.

On Sunday, the festival parade will roll.  The parade highlights local royalty, and local float builders compete for the best float prizes.

For the perfect Crawfish Festival souvenir, you can shop at tee shirt booths and over 75 booths in the arts and crafts and commercial vendors area.

Admission is $5.00 on Friday and Sunday, $10.00 on Saturday or a 3-day pass for $15.00.

The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Association is a non-profit corporation which has donated well over $250,000.00 in the past 25 years and enables various youth organizations in Breaux Bridge the opportunity to raise much needed funds on festival weekend for their groups. The BBCFA has 25 directors who work throughout the year to organize each festival.  The board oversees over 50 committees that are needed to organize the festival with hundreds of volunteers.

For more information on the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival, visit www.bbcrawfest.com.

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2012 Schedule of Events

Time

Event

Event Location

 

Friday, May 4

4:00 p.m.

Gates Open

 

4:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies

Crawfish Stage

4:45 p.m.

Celebrity Crawfish Eating Contest

Crawfish Stage

5:15 p.m.

Cajun Dance Lesson

Breaux Bridge Tent

12:00 a.m.

Festival Grounds Close

 

 

Saturday, May 5

10:00 a.m.

Festival Grouns Open

 

10:00 a.m.

Cajun Cooking Demonstration

Breaux Bridge Tent

11:30 a.m.

Cajun Dance Lesson

Breaux Bridge Tent

12:45 p.m.

Bourée Exhibition

Breaux Bridge Tent

1:00 p.m.

Cajun Dance Contest

Festival Stage

2:00 p.m.

Zydeco Dance Contest

Festival Stage

2:15 p.m.

Crawfish Eating Contest

Breaux Bridge Tent

3:00 p.m.

Crawfish Races

Crawfish Stage

4:15 p.m.

Cajun Dance Lesson

Breaux Bridge Tent

5:30 p.m.

Cajun & Zydeco Dance Lesson

Breaux Bridge Tent

12:00 a.m.

Festival Grounds Close

 

 

Sunday, May 6

9:00 a.m.

Festival Grounds Open

 

9:00 a.m.

Crawfish Etouffée Cookoff

Breaux Bridge Tent

9:30 a.m.

Parade

Bridge Street & Rees Street

12:00 p.m.
(time approximate)

Judging & Sampling

 

4:00 p.m.

Festival Grounds Close

 

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2012 Entertainment Lineup

Location

Time

Performers

 

Friday, May 4

Breaux Bridge Tent

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Kira Viator & Bayou Beat

 

Crawifsh Stage

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Kevin Naquin & The Ossun Playboys

7:45 - 9:45 p.m.

High Performance

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Jamie Bergeron & The Kickin’ Cajuns

 

Festival Stage

5:15 -7:00 p.m.

Ryan Brunet & Malfecteurs

7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Jambalaya with D.L. Menard

9:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

 

Saturday, May 5

Breaux Bridge Tent

7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Forest Huval est Les Bordels

 

Crawfish Stage

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Ray Abshire

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Cameron Dupuy & The Cajun Troubadours

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Greg Martiniez & The Delta Kings

3:30 - 5:15 p.m.

Keith Frank & The Soileau Zydeco Family Band

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys

7:45 - 9:45 p.m.

Nathan Williams & The Zydeco Cha Chas

10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Nik-L-Beer

 

Festival Stage

10:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Yvette Landry

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Huval Family Band

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Corey Ledet

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Roddie Romero & The Hub City All-Stars

5:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie

7:15 - 9:15 p.m.

Horace Trahan & The New Ossun Express

9:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Travis Matte & The Kingpins

 

Sunday, May 6

Crawfish Stage

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Hunter Courville & Cajun Fever

10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Robert Jardell & Pure Cajuns

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Damon Troy & Final Five

2:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Warren Storm – Willie Tee & Cypress

 

Festival Stage

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

ReFlex

12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Bonne Chance

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Lil’ Nathan & The Zydeco Big Timers

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