Upcoming Events


  • Crawfish Cook-Off

    MARCH 29, 2009

    Northwest Community Center Pavilion
    in Eunice Louisiana

    Eunice, Louisiana

            The City of Eunice, Louisiana’s Prairie Cajun Capital, is in the heart of the top crawfish producing area in the United States.  Blessed with this natural resource, the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-Off was started in 1986 to showcase our crawfish industry and local chefs.

            Held the last Sunday in March (this year, March 29, 2009) at the Northwest Pavilion, the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cook-off attracts locals and visitors who appreciate good cookin’!

    Teams compete to see who can cook the best crawfish etouffee (smothered crawfish).  Celebrity and professional judges proclaim winners in three categories; Amateur, Professional and Club/Organization.  Teams also vie for the Best Decorated booth and the entries for this category get more creative every year.  Once the judges have their samples from the booths, the public can buy the crawfish etouffee directly from the participants.  Participants can also cook and sell one other food item in addition to their crawfish etouffee.

            Beginning at 10 AM, bands perform for the listening and dancing pleasure of our visitors until 4 PM.  Winners are announced from the music stage at 2:00 PM.

            For more information contact the Eunice Mayor’s Office at (337) 457-7389 or the Eunice Chamber of Commerce at (337) 457-2565.

    Bands Playing at the Cook-Off
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    10 AM Briggs Brown & the Bayou Cajuns
    1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold
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