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77th Annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival 2012

Attend the 77th Annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival 2012 in Morgan City on the banks of the Atchafalaya River. This 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, 2012

WHERE: The Morgan City Louisiana Downtown Historic District

For more information visit www.shrimp-petrofest.org

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

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