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Another year, another egg for Abbeville's Giant Omelette Fest

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Abeville Omelette Festival / Arlene Collee Abeville Omelette Festival / Arlene Collee
ABBEVILLE, La. -

Abbeville is adding another year and another egg to their Giant Omelette Festival. 

"We add an egg for each year we have cooked the 5,000 egg Omelette. This year is our 33rd year hence “5033 Eggs,” festival organizers say. The fun starts Saturday, November 4 and ends on November 5, 2017

The Omelette is cooked on Sunday afternoon and Jr. Members get the chance to cook their own 600 egg Omelette next to the giant one.

The giant omelette tradition began in Bessieres, France and has spread to French-speaking communities in France, the United States, Canada, Belgium, New Caledonia, and Argentina. Abbeville is the only place that celebrates the tradition in the United States. All the celebrations are part of a confrerie and chefs often visit from other countries.

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Below is the lineup for the festival:

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2017

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Antique Implement viewing

10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Music by Mathew Ewing and the All Star Band

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Arts & Crafts Show 

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Food Show

10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Kids World 

12:00 noon - 3:00 pm - Music by The Babineaux Sisters

1:30 pm - Eggs Over Easy Egg Toss Competition

1:30 pm - Tractor "Egg cracking" competition 

3:00 - 5:00 - Music by The Revelers

5:00 p.m. - Festival Closes - See you tomorrow

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2017

9:00 am - Official Mass -St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church    Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel is scheduled to officiate our Mass this year, the Mass has lots of French and the national anthem is sung.

9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Antique Car/Implement viewing 

9:00 am - 4:30 pm -Arts & Crafts Show

9:00 am - 4:30 pm  - Food Show

10:00 - 1:00 - Music by Chubby Carrier

1:00 pm -Procession of Chefs and Eggs   

1:15-TABASCO© Girls Dance Team (Concord Street)

1:30 pm- 4:00 pm -Music by Fa Tras Local Cajun Band

1:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Omelette Preparation & Serving

4:30-Festival Closes See you next year!!

PROCESSION OF CHEFS:

Members of the Giant Omelette Celebration march through the streets of Abbeville to greet the crowd. The procession is held on Sunday afternoon and is a sign that the cooking is about to begin. 

The "chefs" lead the procession down Concord Street to the 12' skillet where the eggs are cracked and the cooking begins. French Bread provided by Poupart's Bakery is part of the procession. It is cut and served with the Omelette.

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