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Bayou Boogaloo to Host First Ever Crawfish Eating Contest

07:00 May 01, 2023
By: Burke Bischoff

New Crawfish Competition

Mid-City's popular Bayou Boogaloo festival will hold its very first crawfish eating contest on May 20.

Bayou Boogaloo, which takes place along the banks of Bayou St. John, will be giving people the opportunity to compete against family, friends, and neighbors by eating as much of Louisiana's favorite mudbugs as they can. The contest will take place at the festival's main stage on Saturday, May 20.

In order to qualify for the contest, interested participants must pass through a qualifying round, which will take place at the Friends of Bayou St. John Give Nola Day Crawfish Boil, located at 519 Hagan Ave., on May 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Qualifying winners will be given a VIP Pass for Bayou Boogaloo weekend from May 19-21, other top prizes, and a chance to win contest's $1000 grand prize.

Anyone looking to sign up for the crawfish eating contest can do so through Bayou Boogaloo's website. A $20 donation is required to compete and the limited number of slots are on a first come, first served basis. All raised proceeds from the will go towards the Friends of Bayou St. John Wetland Project, which is dedicated to restoring the bayou's coastlines.

More About Bayou Boogaloo

Anyone not participating in the crawfish eating contest can still enjoy everything else Bayou Boogaloo will have to offer. In addition to great tasting food, families can also enjoy an Arts & Crafts tent and special programming for kids. Live music will be provided by the Rebirth Brass Band, Juvenile, Reverend Horton Heat, and many more. Weekend passes are available for $35 and both Land tickets and Water tickets are currently on sale for $15.

For more information about Bayou Boogaloo and its crawfish eating contest, make sure to visit the festival's website.

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