Nice weather leads to large turnout at 80th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival

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The 80th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City went off without a hitch this past weekend.

Many came out to the state’s oldest chartered festival for the type of good time that only a south Louisiana festival can provide.

It was a weekend filled with carnival rides, arts and crafts, games, food and our state’s distinct Cajun music.

The festival also goes into its 80th year under new leadership.

First time director, Darby Isham, says that the nice weather this weekend may have led to one of the festival’s impressive years yet.

“I think it went really well. We’ve been hearing that we may have had a record year. We will find out in a couple of weeks once the numbers are all crunched in” said Isham.

If you weren’t able to make it to the festivities this year, don’t worry.

It comes back to Morgan City every Labor Day weekend.

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