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Delcambre Shrimp Festival has wrapped up

69th annual fest started Wednesday
Posted at 2:52 PM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 22:24:36-04

The 69th Annual Delcambre Shrimp Festival has wrapped up

The event began Wednesday, and ended today.

Sunday's festival events began with a 10 a.m. Fisherman's Mass at the Shrimp Festival Building, followed by the traditional blessing of the shrimp fleet. The fair opened at 11 a.m. and lasted until 4 p.m. today.

The Festival began in 1950 as a fundraiser for the Delcambre Fire Department, and was known back then as the Iberia Parish Shrimp Festival and Agricultural Fair.

"This year was the best year. We have a good mayor. She cooperated with everybody in here. Everything came to a real good end," said resident Mark J. Broussard.