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The 21st Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival

The 21st Annual Lowcountry Cajun Festival heats up James Island County Park on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 12 - 6 p.m.! Bringing Louisiana living to the Lowcountry, Cajun Fest is a full-day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, children’s activities and all around ragin’ Cajun entertainment!

Full-bellied fun is what this festival is all about as local and regional chefs cook up a variety of mouth-watering foods. Savor the tastes of authentic Cajun and Creole fare. Enjoy jambalaya, alligator, etouffe, andouille sausage and of course, crawfish, crawfish, crawfish! Also enjoy Lowcountry favorites like seafood and Southern barbecue. For those who prefer a tamer menu, we’ll serve up ample portions of festival foods like hot dogs, snow cones, funnel cakes and more.

Think you know how to properly eat a crawfish? Then this event is for you! Visitors travel from near and far for huge servings of fresh, steaming crawfish, undoubtedly the festival’s most popular food item. If you’re a connoisseur, the annual crawfish-eating contest at 2:30 p.m. is the perfect opportunity to show off your unique talent!

Non-stop Zydeco music performed live throughout the day will keep your hips swingin’ and toes tappin’. Featured bands will be Mel Melton & His Wicked Mojos, who will take the stage at 1 and 3:30 p.m. and Lil Brian & The Zydeco Travelers, performing at 2:15 and 4:45 p.m. Other festivities include a crafts market, mechanical rides, inflatables and games for kids. Check for a current entertainment schedule.

Plus, the 2012 Lowcountry Cajun Festival will continue to work with the South Carolina Green Fair in support of conservation efforts with recycling and composting stations on site for all waste.

Festival admission is $10. This event is free for ages 12 and under with paying adult. Current Gold Pass holders are also admitted FREE. Food vendors operate on a ticket basis. No coolers or outside alcohol permitted. Pets are not permitted to this event.


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James Island County Park
871 Riverland Drive Charleston, SC 29412



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