43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Food, Musical Line-Up

LAPLACE, LA – The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP announced the 24 food vendors and 17 entertainers that have been selected to participate in this year's festival. The festival is set to take place Friday, October 14 – Sunday, October 16, 2016, at the Thomas F. Daley Memorial (Hwy 51) Park in LaPlace.

         "Each year, the Andouille Festival aims to bring together parish locals and visitors," said St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom. "With the wide variety of food options and performances, we wanted to invite everyone to join in our parish tradition."

         Food vendors highlight the festival namesake, andouille, in their dishes as well as local cuisine and festival favorites. Vendors will have a wide range of dishes including crawfish-andouille egg rolls, fried alligator wrap with crab bits and fries, andouille jambalaya fried meat pies, fried andouille chips, crawfish monica, andouille corndogs and boudin balls. Live entertainment for the festival includes Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys, New Birth Brass Band, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Off the Hook, Image, Karma and Category 6.

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         The 43rd Annual St. John Parish Andouille Festival features music, festivities, good times and great food cooked with andouille, the delectable sausage for which the festival was named, organizers said. Thousands of people gather at the parish tradition to participate in the many events the festival has to offer. Additionally, festival posters will be available for sale online in October and at the St. John Parish Economic Development Department, Matherne's Supermarket in LaPlace, Don's Supermarket and Greg's Supermarket in Reserve.

         The Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP is sponsored by EuroChem, Denka Performance Elastomer, Entergy, Reserve Telecommunications, AAB Electrical Industries, Inc., ACT Technologies, Digital Engineering, Metro Service Group and Nalco Champion.

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