Crawfish Mambo Celebrates LA’s Most Famous Crustacean May 7

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th 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 7, 2016, at The Cove at University of New Orleans’ Lakefront Campus, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

         Now in its 5th 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. Other food and beverage are available for purchase for those who are do not partake in crawfish.

         More than 50 four-member boil teams will compete for $1,000 in prize money, the Championship Paddle and bragging rights for a year. A panel of celebrity judges will determine the winner of the Cook-Off Competition and attendees will also vote to determine the “Crowd Favorite.”  Each team is also invited to compete for the Best Decorated Booth Award.

         The Crawfish Eating World Championship has moved to Crawfish Mambo. Contestants from across the U.S. will compete for the title by eating as much crawfish as they can in ten minutes.

         Hosted by the UNO International Alumni Association the event supports the University of New Orleans, the region’s only public research university, and UNO students.

         The festival’s schedule includes:


11:00 a.m.    The New Breed Brass Band

12:00 p.m.   The Crawfish Eating World Championship

1:15 p.m.     Big Sam Funky Nation 

2:45 p.m.     Bucktown All Stars

4:10 p.m.     Awards Ceremony/ Presentation of the Crawfish Mambo Championship Paddle

5:00 p.m.     Rockin’ Dopsie & The Zydeco Swingers


         Pre-purchased tickets cost $20.00. Day-of-event tickets cost $25.

         Children 7 and under will be admitted for free.

         Free parking will be available on the UNO campus.

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