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Taste of EatLafayette and Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off canceled

State park trip giveaway to launch in its place
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Posted at 2:28 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 15:28:30-04

LAFAYETTE, La. -The Taste of EatLafayette Kick-Off and Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, initially scheduled for August 25 at the Cajundome Convention Center, has been canceled.

"We held on as long as we could, and were working on multiple scenarios, but with the state remaining in Phase II for three more weeks, there is no possible way for us to host the event," says Ben Berthelot, President/CEO of Lafayette Travel. "We appreciate the Lt. Governor's ongoing support and look forward to having the event back in Lafayette next year. We encourage people to continue to EatLafayette and support our parish's locally-owned restaurants. They need our support now more than ever."

The annual event usually kicks off the EatLafayette campaign in June. Organizers decided to reschedule the event for August in hopes that reported cases associated with the pandemic would slow down. As the event draws closer, the organizers agreed with limited capacity and ongoing safety concerns it would be best to cancel the event.

In place of the event, EatLafayette is partnering with the Lt. Governor's office to giveaway two trips to a Louisiana State Park. Diners will have the opportunity to register for a two-night stay at a Louisiana State Park of their choosing for a getaway. One of the winners will also be treated to a shrimp boil for 10 friends from a local Lafayette restaurant courtesy of Louisiana Seafood. The giveaway will kick-off Monday, August 24, and last through the end of the campaign on September 13. Diners can register by dining-in or picking-up a meal from an EatLafayette restaurant, and scan the trip giveaway QR code that will take them to the registration form.

For more information on the trip giveaway, visit EatLafayette.com/Events.

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