NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - The 5th Annual Crawfish Mambo Festival kicked off on Saturday at the University of New Orleans. Music artists like Big Sam Funky Nation, The New Breed Brass Band, and the Bucktown All-Stars were among the music bands performing.
One of the biggest attractions at the festival is the crawfish eating contest. More than 50 four-member boil teams will compete for the $1,000 money prize, the championship paddle, and bragging rights for the year. Contestants from all over the country competed for the title by eating as much crawfish as they can in only 10 minutes.
The event is fun, and it also benefits the UNO International Alumni Association. All of the proceeds from the crawfish festival will go towards the University of New Orleans and will help with career developments and scholarships for students at UNO.