That means dance floors packed with people twirling to live zydeco music, cooking demos of étouffée, jambalaya, and other southern delicacies, and booths selling more than 10,000 pounds (!) of spicy crawfish.
The real focus of the fest is music. Five stages host more than 85 performances over the course of the weekend.
San Diego-based writer Wendy Lemlin gave us her five must-see recommendations:
1. Grammy Award-winning Cajun band Beausoleil avec Michael Doucet.
3. High energy Cajun band Pine Leaf Boys.
5. Wayne Baker Brooks, a major player in the vanguard of today’s electrified Chicago blues scene.
The complete lineup and schedule, as well as ticket information, can be found at GatorBytheBay.com.