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Saturday, 25 June 2011 00:08

Time Magazine has proclaimed this one of the best, most down-home and most fun festivals the Country has to offer. And we agree! Mark your calendars! Labor Day weekend, August 28 - September 1 down in Morgan City the Louisiana

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival will celebrate its 73rd anniversary. The exciting event is one of the oldest festivals in South Louisiana; and each year it expands to include more music, food, arts & craft, parades, and more.


The admission is free and there is also plenty of activities for children. An amazing array of Cajun food awaits visitors; from gumbo, to jambalaya, fried alligator, crawfish and much, much more.

This year’s schedule includes three full days of musical entertainment featuring well-known artists like Waylon Thibodeaux, Rockin’ Doopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, J.J. Muggler Band, Warren Storm, and Chee Weezz. Check out the website at www.shrimp-petrofest.org.

The craft exhibits include works of over 100 artists from throughout the South. There you’ll find paintings, carvings, plants, candles, jewelry and even handmade cypress furniture.

Children’s activities on Saturday feature professional storytellers, a downtown mini parade with decorated carts, bicycles, and anything on wheels. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorations. Following the parade there will be a grand opening of the Children’s Village at Lawrence Park.

What a wonderful day or weekend trip for the entire family!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 July 2011 16:32