Louisiana Crawfish Festival announces new dates this spring

Organizers for the Louisiana Crawfish Festival in St. Bernard Parish announce new dates for the event. The festival will now take place April 29 to May 2.

The Louisiana Crawfish Festival was originally set for March 18.

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Vice president of the Louisiana Crawfish Festival Foundation Cisco Gonzales said they’ve had to postpone this year’s dates due to the pandemic.

Gonzales said they’ve now cleared the event with the State Fire Marshal’s office and expects rides at this year’s festival.

Organizers also say this year will bring “additional protocol and rules like limited attendance inside the festival gates at one time.”

“We ask all attending to please be patient as everyone treads these waters together to ensure the safety of everyone,” organizers said in a release.

The Louisiana Crawfish Festival is known for its laundry list of mudbug-filled dishes, including crawfish bread, crawfish pasta and other varieties.

While New Orleans remains in Phase 2, the rest of Louisiana moves into Phase 3. Fairs and festivals are allowed to return, along with more eased restrictions.

Right now, outdoor fairs and festivals can be held at 50% capacity with no cap on attendance, with social distancing measures in place.

The Louisiana Crawfish Festival originated in 1975 and has grown to become a Louisiana tradition. The festival usually brings in more than 120,000 people each year for the four-day event to benefit different charities.

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