Crawfish are scarce and costly this year, thanks an unusually cold winter, but the shortage hasn’t stopped Home Team BBQ’s West Ashley location from staging its fifth annual All-American Crawfish Boil.
The party is scheduled for May 3. From 12 noon-8 p.m., patrons can purchase a plate of crawfish for $10 (additional plates are prices at $5 apiece.) Beer specials, raffles and live music will complete the celebration.
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The Lowcountry Cajun Festival, now in its 23rd year, features jambalaya, etoufee, alligator, hot dogs and funnel cakes, but eaters show up for the crawfish, according to a Charleston County Parks press release.
“Visitors are encouraged to sign up for the (crawfish eating) contest when they arrive at the festival,” emphasizes the Apr. 6 festival announcement.
The festival at James Island County Park runs from 12 noon-6 p.m. The eating contest is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
For a detailed schedule, including information on the music acts, visit ccprc.com. Admission to the event is $10 a person, with children aged 12 or younger admitted free.