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Crawfish Festival to kick off April 21

By Randy Strong

The Orange Leader

The long anticipated Mauriceville Crawfish Festival, hosted by the Mauriceville Heritage Association, will take place April 21- April 23 at 7441 Cohenour Road located off State Highway 62 in Mauriceville.

The festival, which has been held annually since 1981, has been committed to showing the unique culture of the area and raising funds to establish recreational areas  for the youth as well as assisting the communities local emergency services.

For three days, residents of Orange and neighboring counties will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of food, art and family fun.

Throughout the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy carnival rides, games and all of those edible summertime favorites that make festival memories as well as amazing local fare and, of course, tons of crawfish.

Kicking off the weekend, on Friday, April 21, is musical entertainment will be Houston/ Beaumont area artist Danny Dillon with a style and taste all his own.

Next comes Bretton Low with a striking high-energy style that won him 2009 Entertainer of the Year at the Texas Country Music Palace Theater and closing the nights musical entertainment will be 2013 Grammy winner Wayne Toups.

Saturday’s festivities will begin with a 5k fun run/walk and a parade. Saturday evening will produce the festivals second concert with the Louisiana’s Zydeco phenomenon Bernie Allen, Twangsters Union and “The Voice” season six runner-up Jake Worthington.

Sunday will conclude 2017’s Mauriceville Crawfish Festival, a historic tradition that has reflected the heart and soul of the community for 37 years.