Celebrate the Northern California crawfish harvest at the Louisiana Sue’s Crawfish and Catfish Festival on Sept. 13-14 at the Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave. in Woodland.
The gates open at 11 a.m., and admission is $10 per day per person. Children 15 years and younger are free with a paid adult. Parking is $5.
The Louisiana crawfish was introduced into this area by Yuba rice growers in the late 1930s and early ’40s. The harvest will be in high gear mid-September when the rice fields are drained and the rice is cut.
Food will be served up by chef Clinton Pearson and his staff. They will be boiling, frying and putting the tasty crustaceans in jambalaya, po boys and serving them up with spicy boiled potatoes and corn. Other chefs will create original dishes with the crawfish tails. Other food offerings are catfish, alligator, gumbo, calamari, frog legs, shrimp, turkey legs, tri-tip, sausages, tacos, burgers and for dessert beignets, ice cream, Mardi Gras funnel cake, bread pudding, sweet potato pie and more.
Music will be provided by Zydeco, Blues, Funk and Garrat Wilkin and the Parrothead Band.
For more information, visit www.louisianasue.com 916-962-6415.