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August 22, 2013
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Crawfish festival to bring a taste of New Orleans

Lake Tahoe’s hot sunny days are beginning to contain a crisp touch of autumn, but there’s still a full dose of summer to be had on Saturday, Aug. 24. MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa will host a full-blown replica of a New Orleans crawfish feed that afternoon, complete with live music, cold beer and a variety of activities.

“Whether you call them crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, crawdaddies or Tahoe Lobster, the party we’re throwing will boil down to one ragin’ Cajun good time,” said Jack Fisher, MontBleu’s general manager in a press release. “Only in Tahoe can we celebrate our lake’s crystal blue water by cooking thousands of these delicious wonders.”

In July 2012, Nevada wildlife officials authorize Tahoe Lobster Company to commercially harvest crawfish in the lake for the first time since the 1930s. Boil ‘n Fry Day is in part a celebration of the outfit’s first year in business, according to the release.

In between rounds of all-you-can-eat crawfish, guests can participate in a dunk tank, raffles, carnival games, lawn games and more. Lawn game tournament winners will take home an assortment of cash prizes in competitions like Bocce Ball, Frisbee, Corn Hole, and more.

Five bands are showing up to round out the festivities. The Americans, Arden Park Roots, The Parmesans, Infamous Swanks, and South Lake Tahoe’s own Weapon will play a variety of musical genres at the MontBleu Outdoor Event Center throughout the afternoon.

Josh Sweigert, Lake Tahoe Action

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 21, 2013 02:27PM Published Aug 22, 2013 12:58PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.