Abilene’s third annual Cajun Fest will be take place this Thursday, from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Abilene, on North 4th and Cypress.
There will be crawfish, corn and potatoes. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. All proceeds will benefit Abilene Education Foundation Alumni Scholarships and Programs.
Linda Roark, the chairwoman of Cajun Fest, encourages everyone to come and experience Cajun Fest if they haven’t already before.
“It’s so much freggin’ fun,” said Roark. “I don’t like to go downtown a lot but when I go down for this it’s just so wonderful.”
The Cajun Fest will feature crawfish, shrimp and a vegetable dinner that will be provided by Two Daddy’s Crawfish from Bossier City, La. All the entertainment will be by the students from Abilene Independent School District. This includes the Red Rhythm and Blues group, the Cougarettes, the Jazz band and many more.
There will also be dessert provided by Texas State Technical College Culinary Arts School, an art walk and at 5:30 p.m. Â the Dr. Seuss statues will be revealed at Everman Park.
Roark advises people to get there early.
“We will sell out,” said Roark. “We’ve sold out every year that we’ve put this thing on. There will be lines, but it’s great to wait because you have the best seat in the house with all the acts going on right next to you- these kids are really good, and I’m not just saying that because I’m a mom or something, they are so talented.”
Paula Dickie, another chair of the Cajun Fest who has worked the festival for the past two years said, “it’s probably the hardest [she] has ever worked, but the most rewarding experience- it is going to be just a wonderful time.”
Roark revealed her “dirty little secret” to why this festival is such a success. She said, “It’s great to be the committee chair because everyone else does the work- the committee has been working so hard, it’s been such a blessing to work with this group- it’s going to be like a street festival but even better. Everyone needs to come out. It’s going to be a beautiful day.”
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