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City of Scott kicks off Boudin Festival season with flag raising

Posted at 12:23 AM, Mar 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-19 10:06:05-04

The Boudin Festival flag raising was held this Friday kicking off the start of festival preparations.

KATC Spoke with officials, organizers, and local businesses on how they are preparing for the festival's return since the start of the pandemic.

“We know the people are ready to get out of their houses and enjoy and celebrate our Cajun heritage so we’re really pumped about this Boudin Festival,” General manager of The Best Stop, Doman Cormier said.

The festival is an event local boudin restaurants are certainly look forward to.

“Mardi Gras was a pretty big deal. The most they’ve ever had. I heard it was a lot of people. I’m expecting the Boudin Festival to be bigger than ever,”said Kartchners General Manager Logan Kartchner.

Specialty Meats Owner Mark Aubrey Cole said his business is expecting about 35 percent in additional revenue from the festival.

The festival brings in people from all over the country to enjoy its delicacies.

“Boudin products, we do a regular boudin, we do seafood boudin, we do smoked boudin,” Cole said.

“We’ll bring in different items that other people don’t carry. To showcase the things that we can and are doing,” Kartchner said.

“The links the boudin balls, we actually do a fried alligator especially for the Boudin Festival. People really enjoy it,” Cormier said.

The festival will showcase 12 bands, six boudin vendors, arts and crafts, and carnival rides.

“Really it encompasses a true family friendly event and so we’re supper excited,” Mayor Jan- Scott Richard

A free festival shuttle will also be available for designated parking.

and if you're competitive there's something for you too.

“The boudin eating contest I think that definitely represents what the boudin festival is all about it gives them a main point a view to look forward to,” Miss Boudin Festival 2022, Emily Leleaux said.

The Boudin Festival runs from April 22nd to the 24th in Scott.

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