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New Crawfish and Gator Festival coming to Ouachita Parish

2 years 8 months 2 days ago Wednesday, February 18 2015 Feb 18, 2015 February 18, 2015 2:17 AM February 18, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Hunter Robinson

MONROE - Ouachita Parish residents and revelers from across the region will have the opportunity to witness alligator wrestling, fair rides, a petting zoo and country music as a local businessman is planning the first Louisiana Crawfish and Gator Festival.

Riverside Coney Island owner Tom Hardy is putting together the three-day event, which also will include music by Wayne Toups and Jo-el Sonnier.

The festival is scheduled April 30 through May 3 at the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center in West Monroe.

Hardy says the area needs the festival, which will help boost tourism in Monroe and West Monroe.

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