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Time for the annual Delcambre Shrimp Festival!

It’s timeto indulge in Delcambre’s own one-of-a-kind event – the Delcambre ShrimpFestival!!  So prepare yourself and your palatefor another big helping of food, libations, local music and fun! 

 

The DelcambreShrimp Festival is a five day event annually drawing thousands of visitors tothe historic town of Delcambre in Vermilion Parish. The festival groundsare located on the south side of La Hwy 14, just west of the 4-lane draw bridgeover the Intracoastal Canal. The dates in 2014 are August 13-17,with family night at the street fair kicking things off on August 13.  On August 16, revelers can enjoy the shrimp cookoff,where you can sample boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, grilled shrimp and shrimpsauce piquante, among many other delicious dishes made from talented localchefs and participants alike.  The Blessingof the Fleet will wind things down on August 17 at 10:00am.  Check out the complete schedule of events to plan your weekend of fun!  Admission is free except forFriday and Saturday. 

 

In addition to food vendors,artisans and carnival rides, someof Louisiana’s own music talent will be taking the stage, so make plans for aseafood experience that’ll “make your taste buds sing!”.  The entertainment lineup includes DJHomer Stelly on Wednesday and Thursday; Kyle Wooten, Frank Foster andWayne Toups on Friday; Krossfyre, Beau Young, Jamie Bergeron and NationalRecording Artist, Tracy Lawrence, on Saturday; and TK Hulin & Smoke withWillie T, Warren Storm and GG Shin on Sunday. 

 

Forlocals, attending the Delcambre Shrimp Festival is an annual ritual, whichbegan in 1950 as a project to raise funds for the local firedepartment and was originally known as the Iberia Shrimp Festival andAgricultural Fair. The name was officially changed to the Delcambre ShrimpFestival in 1974.  It has since continuedto grow and is now listed as one of the top ten festivals in the State ofLouisiana and was recently named a “Traveler Treasure” by the AAA SouthernTraveler magazine.  

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