79th Annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival 2014

Attend the 79th Annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival 2014. It is the the oldest state
chartered harvest festival in Louisiana.

The Festival honors the working men and women of both the seafood and petroleum
industries; which are the economic lifeblood industries of this area.

Blessing of the Fleet event logo

Blessing of the Fleet event logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shrimp fishermen, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Shrimp fishermen, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There is a Blessing of the Fleet and water parade with
shrimp boats, pleasure craft and the biggest “muscle boats” of the
oilpatch.  There is also a toast between the King’s Vessel and the
Queen’s Vessel with a “bow-to-bow kiss” for the traditional champagne
toast.

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat (Photo credit: IllinoisHorseSoldier)

shrimp-heads-dau-tom

shrimp-heads-dau-tom (Photo credit: Phú Thịnh Co)

The Cajun Culinary Classic features home-style Cajun cooking with jambalaya, fried alligator and plenty of shrimp. The festival will feature music of different genres and a regional crafts show and  “Children’s Village.”

WHEN: August 30th-September 3rd

WHERE: The Morgan City Louisiana Downtown Historic District

For more information visit www.shrimp-petrofest.org

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com

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