Crawfish Mambo, Crawfish Eating World Championship This Saturday

NEW ORLEANS – The 5th Annual Crawfish Mambo Cook-Off and Music Festival, a community-wide festival celebrating crawfish and music, takes place at the University of New Orleans’ The Cove on the Lakefront Campus, Saturday, May 7, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

         Event reps said 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 4-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; attendees will also vote to determine the “Crowd Favorite.” Each team is also invited to compete for the Best Decorated Booth Award.

         New this year? 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.

         Top-ranked competitive eaters from around the country will gather at the Crawfish Eating World Championship. Major League Eaters will vie for $2,000 in prize money and the coveted title of Crawfish Eating World Champion. Adrian “The Rabbit” Morgan, a resident of New Orleans, will seek to extend his two-year reign as the World’s foremost crawfish consumer. The Rabbit will face stiff competition from Nate Biller of McKinney, TX, Corey “King Voodoo” Fanguy of Mandeville, LA, and fellow New Orleans resident James Karst.

         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 5th Annual Crawfish Mambo Cook-Off and Music Festival schedule includes:


11:00 a.m. – The New Breed Brass Band

12:00 p.m. – NEW! 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


         There will be free parking available at the UNO campus.

         Tickets pre-purchased prior to event date cost $20.00.

         Day-of-event tickets cost $25.00.

         Children 7 and under are admitted for free.

         Tickets can be purchased online or at any First NBC Bank branch in the city or the UNO Federal Credit Union.

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