|My new banners!!!|
On the opposite side of the park, they were cooking up a TON of crawfish. I had never tried them, let alone seen them in person, so today was the day to give them a shot.
|crawfish cook captain|
I went for the pound o crawfish dinner. They looked innocent enough, like little baby lobsters. Thing was, I had asked about 5 people as I walked back to my booth if they could tell me how to eat them, and not one person had a clue. Once I got back I asked a customer if he knew, and he said something about breaking the head off and sucking out the brains. Well, I would consider myself pretty adventurous when it comes to food, but that crossed the line for me. I ended up eating just the tails and some of the claws.
|my pound of crawfish|
It was quite the chore to even get the meat out of the little suckers. Not to mention the wet, sticky, gritty mess it made. Even after I washed my hands numerous times, they still smelled like crawfish all day. I might have been the minority when it came to disliking the fare though. The event ended at 7pm and they ran out of crawfish a little after 5!
The show on the other hand was perfect! People seemed to really dig my spoon pendants. I had a great show and met a bunch of talented, friendly artists.
While eating the crawfish was probably a first and last experience all in one, as far as the Crawfish Festival goes, I will definitely be back for more!
|mid day at the fest|
I have to give a little shout out to Tiffany Cotsonas from Freckles and Frizz who made my new fabric flag bunting banners (as seen above). I am so proud of my presentation now. I absolutely LOVE the look!! Thanks Tiff!