Étouffée Festival in Louisiana Slated for Late April

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etouffeeIf you haven’t had étoufée, you haven’t spent nearly enough time in Louisiana.

Here’s a good event to add to your itinerary, the 29th Annual Étouffée Festival in Arnaudville, Louisiana, is set for this weekend: April 25 through 27, 2014.

It takes place from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 11 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. John Francis Regis Church, 370 Main Street, Arnaudville, Louisiana.

You just might get a taste of the competition at the Mayor’s Cook-off, which will feature a diverse variety of étouffées, including crawfish, seafood, vegetable, and even wild game.

The festival is held the fourth weekend of April every year. In addition to étouffée — that classic Cajun/Creole stew — there’ll be carnival rides, bands and bingo.

(Photo of crawfish étouffée courtesy of Wikipedia Commons)