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Crawdad Festival draws crowd to Lakeside

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

10,000 people made their way to the coast this weekend for the second annual Lakeside Crawdad Festival, an event organizers hope will continue to grow.

The festival, which saw hundreds of attendees in its inaugural season, featured crawdads flown in from Louisiana.

In just its second year, Lakeside Mayor Rod Shilling couldn’t believe what a success the three-day festival turned out to be. He didn’t anticipate it, either. By 3 p.m. Saturday, organizers had run out of the bottom feeders. That’s 1,200 pounds of Louisiana crawdads sold in less than a day...

It wasn’t just about food, though. Bands played past dark, while kids rode carnival rides and local nonprofits promoted their causes. The Lakeside Fire Department set up a barbecued oyster stand, which made $1,500 in profit toward uniforms and other necessities.

Read the whole story at The World Link.

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Linda Moholt
0 #1 Tualatin Crawfish Festival is still the oldest and biggest!Linda Moholt 2010-05-11 12:44:56
Congrats to Lakeside on a wonderful event. If you like Crawfish then, you won't want to miss the Tualatin Crawfish Festival August 13-14. It's the oldest and biggest Crawfish Festival West of the Mississippi. This will be the Festival's 60th year. Enjoy food, events, music and vendors for a fabulous, family-fun time!
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