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How About Crawfish for Dinner? Mudbug Madness![audio][video]

Lots of folks enjoyed crawfish cooked a bunch of different ways at this year’s 29th annual Mudbug Madness Festival. Each year, there’s a men’s crawfish eating contest.

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Mudbug Madness Festival photo by Elaine Etheridge

Last year’s winner, Louisiana native Nick Corey took third place this year, consuming ten and a half pounds, but second and first places went to a father and son from Texas. Maxwell Anderson won second place by eating 14 and a quarter pounds of crawfish, and his son, Luke, became this year’s champ, devouring 15 and half pounds.
I really enjoyed emceeing the exciting event with Ellen Ballard.
The first place prize – a $100 check and a giant trophy – went to Luke from the sponsor of Mudbug Madness – Budweiser.
I wonder if Luke’s dad coached him. I’m thinking this is a crawfish eating family!
Ellen says the winners go back and forth between Texas and Louisiana, kind of like the college football championship goes back and forth from Bama to L.S.U.

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Mudbug Madness Festival photo by Elaine Etheridge

It seemed like there were so many Texans there this year. In fact, when I held up the “rock and roll” sign with my fingers, the crowd thought I was showing the “hookem’ horns” sign and they started doing it back!
Mudbug Madness continues today and goes all day from 11 am until 11 pm, so if you haven’t had the chance to get on over there to Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport, you can still.
Enjoy crawfish cooked anyway you want. I enjoyed them in etouffe with the thick spicy gravy. They tasted like shrimp. You can also enjoy other Cajun foods like shrimp on a stick, alligator on a stick, roasted corn on the cob and baked potatoes.

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Mudbug Madness Festival photo by Elaine Etheridge

There’s also great live music on several different stages as well as food and arts and crafts vendors. Go a little mad today and enjoy the best Shreveport has to offer!

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Mudbug Madness Festival photo by Elaine Etheridge
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Madbug Madness Festival photo by Elaine Etheridge


http://www.mudbugmadness.com

 

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