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 (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.
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, 2012
WHERE: The Morgan City Louisiana Downtown Historic District
For more information visit www.shrimp-petrofest.org
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