Calling all food enthusiasts: Cajun Crawfish festival coming to a City near you

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YUKON, Okla. – Looking to find some good Cajun grub? Mark your calendars for this weekend!

Yukon Chisholm Trail & Crawfish festival will be held Saturday, June 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Family Farm, 1001 Garth Brooks Blvd. in Yukon, Okla.

Admission is free.

The family oriented event celebrates the western history of the infamous Chisholm Trail with a fun Cajun flair.

The festival is filled with living history re-enactors of the Old West, Indian teepees, authentic Cajun foods, a live Cajun band, Cajun dance lessons, crawfish racing, a crawfish eating contest, pie eating contest, a Civil War demonstration, gunfights, food vendors, craft booths, the Kids Kreative Korral, pony rides, a petting zoo and goat grab.  It will be a day filled with fun as the Old West comes to life.

The Kirkpatrick Family Farm is located one half mile north of the Interstate 40 exit 136, which is Garth Brooks Blvd. Free Parking is available on the north side of the festival property at Yukon Middle School.  Cattle herded along the Chisholm Trail regularly crossed the Kirkpatrick property and enjoyed its large pond, or “watering hole.”

CAJUN FOOD

Oklahoma was included in the Louisiana Purchase, which relates to crawfish and other great Louisiana inspired dishes. Chef Clint Eaves will donate his talents in offering an outstanding menu of freshly prepared authentic Cajun foods.   His menu includes a boiled crawfish plate with corn on the cob, boiled potato and smoked sausage; Louisiana gumbo with rice, red beans with rice, crawfish jambalaya, shrimp ettoufee, blackened chicken sandwich with chips, fried alligator bites, Cajun boudin and southern bread pudding with rum sauce.

There will be a variety of other non-Cajun foods to enjoy.

No one should leave hungry.

Food enthusiasts will also enjoy the Pie Eating Contest and the Crawfish Eating Contest.