We’re gearing up for this year’s event on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Be sure to check back for information as it is updated here and please visit our our Facebook page to stay in the loop!
Now, on to the five “W”s…
WHO: Luling Main Street created this event three years ago in an effort to attract more people to our little town and enjoy a day of food and fun. Luling Main Street is a non-profit organization that helps create Economic Development through historic preservation.
WHAT: Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown is a Cajun style cook-off with entries in Gumbo, Jambalaya, Open (anything Cajun inspired), Bloody Mary, Dessert and Showmanship categories. The event also features a great entertainment lineup, Crawfish by the pound and vendor area. Come have a good time with us!
WHERE: We’re having a street party in Downtown Luling, TX! Come join us in the 300-500 blocks of Davis Street. Need directions? Go ahead and plug 421 E. Davis in your GPS and “poof!” you’ll be at the festivities!
WHEN: The main event will happen on Saturday, March 14th however teams will start arriving Friday evening for early check-in, and Dessert turn in.
WHY: As a non-profit organization, fundraising is always a big part of “staying alive.” The Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown was created to help fund the many projects and events put on by Luling Main Street in a continuing effort to promote and revitalize our historic main street district. Profits from each year’s event are earmarked to go towards a specific project in the main street district. The first two year’s have helped to fund the Magnolia Mural project welcoming people to our great town. The 2013 event spearheaded the addition of “Heritage Circle” located in the 500 block of Davis Street, and 2014 allowed the Main Street Program to disperse a record amount of Facade Grants to buildings in our District.
2015 Lineup of Events
Friday, March 13th
6:00 PM – Early team check-in begins
8:00 PM – Dessert Turn-in
Saturday, March 14th
9:00 AM – Team Check-in
9:30 AM – Cook’s Meeting
10:00 AM – Cooking begins; Beer and Beverage Garden opens; Ponty Bone takes the stage.
Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones – In the Lone Star State, where the squeezebox pervades the musical landscape, Ponty Bone is an authentic Texas accordion King. He’s a master of the instrument who has played with some of the state’s most influential artists and infused his instrument and talents into a myriad of popular and roots musical styles, in the process wining an international reputation.
Ponty Bone and the Squeezetones will perform from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM