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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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New Orleans Wine and Food Experience 2012

Foodies and Wine Enthusiats should make plans to attend the 20th anniversary New Orleans Wine & Food Experience (NOWFE). Get your tickets for seminars and events before they sell out @ www.nowfe.com

WHEN: May 22-26, 2012

John Besh
John Besh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

NOWFE features over 1,000 wines and dozens of international culinary powerhouses including Chef John Besh and John Folse. At the  “Grand Tasting” Event, the finest chefs from New Orleans will participate in the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, a competition between Louisiana’s top 10 Chefs!

WHERE: The New Orleans Convention Center, HALL J; Friday May 25th 6:00 – 9:00pm

NOWFE
NOWFE (Photo credit: rdpeyton)

“Over the past 20 years the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has raised more than $1 million for non-profit organizations, while showcasing local food and chefs, and national and international wines.  This year in an effort to fight hunger and support culinary education, the 2012 beneficiaries will share 100% of the proceeds. Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana will receive 40% and the following will share the remaining 60%: the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation’s ProStart Program, Delgado Culinary Arts School, New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts’ Culinary Program, the John Folse Culinary Institute and the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans.”

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

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