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Friday, March 10
5:00 PM – Team Check in and setup begins
8:00 PM – Dessert Turn-in
Saturday, March 11
9:30 AM – Head Cook’s Meeting
10:00 AM – Cooking begins
10:30 AM – Bloody Mary Turn-in
11:00 AM – Crawfish Boil and Beer Garden open
12:00 PM – Open category Turn-in
1:00 PM – Showmanship
2:00 PM – Jambalaya Turn-in
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 11th 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.