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Lakehills readies for Cajun Festival


The Lakehills Civic Center is a beehive of activity as volunteers transform the grounds to a little slice of Cajun Country. On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Medina Lake Cajun Festival brings the music, food and culture of Louisiana to the Texas Hill Country, creating a magic that has endured for 34 years.
The key elements of this successful festival are three: topnotch Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco music on two stages, the best homemade Cajun food this side of Louisiana, and the "Great Gumbo Cook-off". Visitors can savor Cajun food such as crawfish pies, crawfish étouffée, jambalaya, boudin, fried catfish and shrimp, red beans and rice, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. They can sample gumbos of the amateur, professional, and culinary student divisions in the gumbo cook-offs, and even vote for their favorite for the "People's Choice Award".
All day long two stages rock with Cajun and Zydeco music with Dixieland Jazz and a little Country & Western added in. There are two dance floors, as well as an arts & crafts show and games.
The festival is Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 am to 10 pm. Admission is $10, and children 10 and under are free. There is free parking and shuttle service, and the event is held at the Lakehills Civic Center in Lakehills. For more information visit www.cajunfestival-medinalake.com or call 830-751-3130 or email to cutaway12@att.net.

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One of the best things about the Cajun Festival, set for Sept. 27 at the Lakehills Civic Center, is the Great Gumbo Cook-off. These winners from last year's event were crowd pleasers.