We’re gearing up for this year’s event on Saturday, March 8, 2014. 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 8th 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.
2014 Lineup of Events
Friday, March 7th
6:00 PM – Early team check-in begins
8:00 PM – Dessert Turn-in
Saturday, March 8th
9:30 AM – Cook’s Meeting
10:00 AM – Beer and Beverage Garden opens
Cher La-Bas takes the stage
10:30 AM – Bloody Mary Turn-In
11:00 AM – Crawfish will begin and will be available throughout the day. Once it’s gone, it’s gone so don’t miss out!
12:00 PM – Open Category Turn-In
1:00 PM – Showmanship
Cher La-Bas – Shah Lah Bah, phonetically; My Baby’s Over There, in English.
Cher La-Bas is a full-fledged, authentic, dance-style, Louisiana-inspired Cajun band from San Antonio, TX and plays for many Cajun Festivals and Events, and always ready for a good time! Playing a driving Cajun rhythm, with Chanky Chank Cajun accordion, fiddle, bass guitar, drum, rhythm guitar, rub-board, and Cajun French vocals while throwing in a little Old-Time Texas Country and 50’s- 60’s Swamp Pop keeps folks up and dancing and drinking for the entire evening.