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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
10:00 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-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; 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.