The Boudin Festival kicked off their 3-day festival with the cutting of the boudin link.
dana cormier, vendor, the best supermarket
"We’re here every year because if you don’t have boudin vendors then you don’t have a boudin festiva," said Dana Cormier from The Best Supermarket, one of the vendors.
Scott has been dubbed the "boudin capitol of the world," selling roughly 2 million pounds of boudin each year.
"All our boudin is great, I tell everybody we’re the ‘boudin capitol of the world’ because of the quantity of our boudin," said Scott mayor, Purvis Morrison.
All eleven food vendors at the festival are Scott businesses.
"We also have a chicken boudin, a lot of people don’t like pork meat so they’ll ask for the chicken boudin. We also have specialty meats like stuffed tongue, I know everybody likes stuffed tongue," said Cormier.
There’s different boudin like seafood and smoked, as well as other foods like fried pickles and sno-balls.
"I like the buffet. Come to scott and get the buffet," said Scott fire chief, Chad Sonnier.
"That’s right, pick you up something from each one of them vendors," continued Morrison.
Mayor Morrison says the festival, which draws in thousands of people each year, is not only fun for the community but also helps their economy.
"I mean when we throw the Boudin Festival we’re basically putting the red carpet for all our guests and our community to come out and have a great time. It’s like giving back really. Making people aware of our city, you might come to the city for the festival and then realize all the other great things we have to offer. That’s what’s so great about the Boudin Festival," said Morrison.
It’s $5 to get in on Friday and Saturday, free on Sunday. There’s lots of great music, click here for the lineup.
You can also purchase ride tickets or pay $45 to ride all weekend long.
The festival is from 5 pm to 12:30 am on Friday, 10 am to 12:30 am on Saturday and and starts back up again tomorrow morning at 10 a-m