6th Annual Crawfish Mambo Promises ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ Crawfish, Inaugural Crawfish Peel N’ Eat Competition

NEW ORLEANS – The Sixth Annual Crawfish Mambo: Cook-Off and Music Festival is a community-wide festival celebrating two favorite Louisiana traditions – crawfish and music – that will take place Saturday, May 13, at The Cove at the University of New Orleans’ campus, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

         Hosted by the UNO International Alumni Association, Crawfish Mambo supports UNO, the region’s only public research university, and its students.

         Now in its sixth year, Crawfish Mambo is New Orleans’ largest crawfish cook-off and features all-you-can-eat boiled crawfish all day plus the best of live local music, organizers said. Other food and beverages are available for purchase for those who do not partake in crawfish.

         Crawfish Mambo is now accepting applications for four-member boil teams for the “Best Tasting Crawfish” competition. Each team will cook a minimum of 10 sacks of crawfish. The $250 entry fee provides crawfish for teams to cook, but teams need to supply their own cooking utensils, spices and any additional fixings they wish to offer the crowds. A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winner of the cook-off competition. Attendees will also vote to determine the “Crowd Favorite.” Each team is also invited to compete for the “Best Decorated Booth Award.”

         Prizes include $1,000 in prize money, the Championship Paddle and bragging rights for a year.

         The inaugural Crawfish Peel N’ Eat Competition will also commence at this year’s Crawfish Mambo. Contestants from across the U.S. will compete by eating as much crawfish as they can in 10 minutes.

         Top-ranked competitive eaters from the Greater New Orleans area and around the country will gather to vie for $1,000 in prize money and the coveted title of “Crawfish Peel N’ Eat Champion.”

         There will be free parking available on the UNO campus for the event.

         Pre-purchased tickets prior to event date cost $20.00 and day-of event tickets will cost $30.00. Children seven and under will be admitted for free.

         Purchase tickets here


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