Tag: Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Scientists get crawfish drunk? Call PETA

Scientists for years have used animals to better understand whether friendliness, or at least a sociable environment, affects susceptibility to alcohol in humans. Now researchers claim the crawfish’s sociable upbringing do in fact increase sensitivity to alcohol. Amazing! The Economist…

Crawfish speed eating

If you’re gonna eat crawfish, you might as well enjoy it and take your time. However, Breaux Bridge State Representative Mike Huval won the celebrity speed crawfish eating contest at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival at the beginning of May.…

How the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival got started

Breaux Bridge native Sam Irwin’s book, Louisiana Crawfish: A Succulent History of the Cajun Crustacean, tells you everything you need to know about how the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival got started. The Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival takes place May 6-8.…

They call it gris-gris

Oregon’s Tualatin Crawfish Festival is occurring this weekend. It is the oldest crawfish festival in the United States. How can that be when everyone knows that Louisiana Governor Earl K. Long in 1959 proclaimed Breaux Bridge to be the Crawfish…

Helen and Pete Drago at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

Helen and Pete Drago at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival

People are crazy for crawfish! Click here to find out if there is a crawfish festival in your town soon!

TP continues its fascination with crawfish price

The Times-Picayune reported today that average price for a pound of boiled crawfish was $3.98 a pound. The price marked a drop of seven cents per pound from last week.NOLA.com reporter Todd A. Price continues his brilliant work covering crawfish…

Ragin’ Cajun Volleyball? Yep, crazy for crawfish

Members of the 2013 Ragin’ Cajun Volleyball squad are cray-cray for crawfish.The Ragin’ Cajuns mascot name of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the coolest nickname in all of college sports.It’s currently #3 on Bleacher Report best names.

Crawfish King crowned for Big Buddy in Baton Rouge

Team Next Level won the title of Big Buddy “Crawfish King” this past weekend for their crawfish boiling skill. Congratulations to them!  But the position of king, at least in the mind of Crawfish Report, and the residents of Breaux…

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival 2015 – Louisiana Friday Nights!

Javin Gary of Youngsivlle thrills on the frottoir (rubboard)!

Javin Gary of Youngsville thrills on the frottoir (rubboard)!

Five-year-old Javin Gary of Youngsville sent a frisson down the spines of Zydeco music lovers in Breaux Bridge Friday night as he stole the show from Horace Trahan!

Crawfish passport

You won’t need a passport to get into the Breaux Bridge, but this gimmick attracted lots of attention for the Crawfish Festival in the 1960s.