Crawfish 'Fest Equals Good Eating

April 23, 2005--Posted 4:00 pm CDT

Paragould, AR--The first ever ‘Crawfish at the Crossing’ happened this weekend inParagould.  The event replaces a blues usually held at this time of the year.  Even though the blues weren’t the focus of the day the festival had live music and games for kids.


Even though crawfish are known as the Louisiana Lobster, crawfish used in the event were actually Arkansas raised.  Ron Pigue raises the crawfish in private ponds.  He says he stays busy keeping up with demand and added he was hoping a few thousand pounds of crawfish would be enough for the event.


At five o’clock there was also a Cajun cooking cost held.  Officials say they hope to make this event an annual one which can focus on getting people to downtown Paragould.  The event was sponsored by ‘Main Street Paragould.’