St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office on patrol at Louisiana Crawfish Festival

Posted: April 2nd, 2019 | Filed under: News Releases | Tags:

St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said deputies are on patrol at this weekend’s Louisiana Crawfish Festival as it celebrates its 44th year of serving up the tasty crustaceans every way imaginable.

Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Archbishop Rummel Council 5747, the festival opened on Thursday and will run through Sunday. The fair will close today at midnight, and Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sheriff Pohlmann said deputies are walking the grounds and keeping a watchful eye on the crowd from high above in the department’s Sky Watch center. The department’s Mobile Emergency Operations Center also is on the grounds.

The event draws more than 100,000 spectators annually who descend on the grounds of the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center in Chalmette to enjoy live music, rides, crafts and plenty of boiled crawfish, as well as specialty dishes like crawfish bread, crawfish soup and crawfish étouffée.

Admission is $5 per person. For more information, check out the festival’s Facebook page or visit