Breaux Bridge crawfish festival kicks off Friday,

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (KLFY)– Festival season is upon us and with low 80s and sunshine over the weekend,  what better way to enjoy it than to feast on crawfish.

If crawfish is your thing, then Breaux Bridge is the place to be this weekend. the festival is kicking off tomorrow at 4 and were looking at beautiful weather and plenty of fun.”

Mark  Bernard, The President of the Crawfish festival association says “I have to say boiled, I like them boiled.”
Mayor Sherbin Coullette says his favorite crawfish is “A tie between boiled and etouffee.”

Mayor Ricky Calais says “When I do get to eat it, boiled, I prefer that.”

This weekend is the crawfish festivals 55th year.

It’ll be a fun-filled atmosphere with live music from 30 bands on three stages, and carnival rides for kids to enjoy.

There will also be endless ways to get your crawdad fix with over 15 crawfish vendors.

Calais tells news 10, “All of South Louisiana is known for crawfish and the food and music that we have to offer.”

Bernard says, “You have such excellent food, and you get to sample crawfish anyway imaginable, we have it boiled to fried and anything in between.”

Bernard also ays the final touches are wrapping up after a 7-day long prep.

Officials are expecting 35 to 40 thousand people over the 3 days.

“it’s just the journey of setting it all up from the beginning to the end as well as what were able to give back to the community throughout the year”, says Bernard

There will be a parade, crawfish races, crawfish eating contests and over 80 local art vendors and much more.

Henderson Mayor Sherbin Coullette is king this year and knows how beneficial this festival is to Acadiana.

Coullette says, “Especially helping the commercial fisherman and the industry the entire industry and  of course the parish also the state.”

So if you’re looking for a unique festival, this is the one for you.

Broussard says this is a unique festival and it’s the  hospitality that they provide that separates them from other festivals.

Kids 12 and under get in free.

Friday and Sunday will have a $5 entrance fee and Saturday will be 10 dollars. The best deal is the 3-day pass for $15.

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