Friends Don't Let Friends Eat Foreign Shrimp
The small town of Delcambre (pronounced DELL- come), Louisiana, located 20 miles southwest of Lafayette, Louisiana, holds one of the longest running Louisiana festivals for nearly 60 years and counting, is the Delcambre Shrimp Festival.
Every third full weekend in August, a small community does a huge part in celebrating Delcambre’s successful shrimp industry. I, personally, have been attending this festival for almost 16 years, and I wouldn’t miss it for anything. The atmosphere is very welcoming, and the food is delicious! From fried shrimp, boiled shrimp, shrimp sauce piquante or anything with shrimp is possible here!
Despite the BP oil disaster, Delcambre’s Shrimp Festival still took place on August 21, 2010 and is still taking place annually with more than 20 shrimp dishes! If a community like Delcambre, Louisiana can survive Hurricane’s Katrina, Ike, Gustav, and Rita; We would easily overcome this oil spill disaster.
If the Delcambre Shrimp Festival would stop serving shrimp for these few days in August; the festival would lose many tourist, profit, and of course, the warm welcoming atmosphere!