Get ready for the 2013 Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival, the oldest chartered harvest festival in the state with Louisiana Lottery, which this year starts today and runs through Monday.
In a tradition more than 70 years strong, the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival brings out the best of the Bayou State every Labor Day weekend. The first festival featured demonstrations by frog and alligator hunters, shrimpers, crab fishermen, dockworkers, and oystermen who wanted to share the fruits of their work with the community on Labor Day. Since then, the festival has grown to be one of the biggest celebrations in the state.
This year’s festival will kick off with the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. After the show begins, people can enjoy arts & crafts, and traditional carnival festivities such as games and prizes, food, and live music.
The food at the festival includes the best of Creole and Cajun. There will be fresh fish, alligator, frog, oysters, and of course shrimp! Let your taste buds go crazy with the flavors of the Bayou.
Live music at the festival will include acts by Louisiana Spice, Mojeaux, Chubby Carrier with Amanda Shaw, and more. So sit back and boogey to the traditional music of the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.
The Louisiana Lottery will be there giving out scratch-off tickets. So for chances to win, stop by the Louisiana Lottery booth to see what you can win when you experience the best of the bayou.
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