Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown

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Friday, March 11

5:00 PM – Team Check in and setup begins
8:00 PM – Dessert Turn-in

Saturday, March 12

9:30 AM – Head Cook’s Meeting
Cher La Bas10:00 AM – Cooking begins; Cher-La-Bas takes the stage. This Texas Cajun band provides the driving rhythms for chanky-chank waltzes and two-steps that will keep y’all dancing for the entire evening. Cher-La-Bas will be featured from 10 AM to 1 PM.

10:30 AM – Bloody Mary Turn-inCrawfish
11:00 AM – Crawfish Boil and Beer Garden open
12:00 PM – Open category Turn-in
1:00 PM – Showmanship

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2:00 PM – Jambalaya Turn-in; Gumbo Ce Soir takes the stage. An Austin Texas based Cajun band, they bring unique elements to their own brand of traditional Cajun fiddle tunes. Gumbo Ce Soir will be featured from 2 PM to 5:30 PM.
4:00 PM – Gumbo Turn-in
5:00 PM – People’s Choice Turn-in
5:30 PM – Awards and Auction begins

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 12th 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.
2011-2012: The first two year’s have helped to fund the Magnolia Mural project welcoming people to our great town.
2013: The event spearheaded the addition of “Heritage Circle” located in the 500 block of Davis Street.
2014: The event allowed the Main Street Program to disperse a record amount of Facade Grants to buildings in our District.
2014-2015: The addition of decorative sidewalks in the Downtown blocks  making Luling a more “walkable” community.

 

18 Responses to Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown

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  3. We’re gearing up for another great year! Bring your friends and let’s have a good time!

    • Roux Dat says:

      Rain or shine we had a good time and met some really great people. Thank you people of Luling for making the Roux Dat cooking team feel so welcome in your town. Look forward to participating again in the future.

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  5. We’re glad it catches your attention. We decided to spell it this way on purpose to follow suit and look the same with “Cajun”. Hope to see you at next year’s event – always the 2nd weekend in March!

  6. That’s Correct, Mike. See you on March 14th!

  7. Hi Sean,
    Pointy Bone will take the stage at 10AM and Jean Pierre & the Zydeco Angels will start at 2PM. We hope to see you there!

  8. Hi Mark – tasting tickets will be available for $1 each. There will also be a vendor area with non-cajun food, crawfish boil, and beverage garden. We hope to see you there!

  9. Hi Fred – Crawfish will be priced as follows:
    $10 – 1 lbs
    $18 – 2 lbs
    $25 – 3 lbs
    There will also be $1 tasting tickets available to sample the Cook’s entries, and a vendor area with non-cajun delights at various prices. We hope to see you there!

  10. John Goerner says:

    How about putting something on the web site for us that don’t do Facebook with the entertainment line up etc for the the Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown.

  11. Sharon says:

    Looks like great fun!! How much to come to the event????

    • Hi Sharon – the event itself is free to get in. Food and beverages will be offered throughout the day at various prices. Cooking teams will offer tastings of their gumbos for $1, crawfish boil will be offered at 1,2,& 3 pound options (prices to be announced later this week), and vendors will be on-site throughout the day with other food options. See you Saturday!

  12. Jason says:

    Is there a cost for tickets to sample the cooking – in particular crawfish and gumbo?

    • Hi Jason – Crawfish prices will be released later this week and will be offered in 1, 2, & 3 pound options. Gumbo tastings will be offered by each team with $1 tasting tickets. We hope to see you there!

  13. Crissie says:

    have the prices been determined yet for crawfish?

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