One of the state's oldest festivals is underway in Morgan City.
The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival kicked off last night and will continue through the Labor Day weekend.
For the first time in years, festival goers only have to worry about overeating and getting a sunburn. The last... more »
Over the weekend, the attendance at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City was low, which was an upset for many of the vendors. It's been a big money maker is past years, but this year the economic impact may be worse than Tropical Storm Lee itself.
Two... more »
Rain, Rain and even more rain.
That's what you'll find at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival this weekend but it's not stopping some people from having a good time.
One festival goer says he's been there since 5 in the morning, "once you start partying, everybody will be... more »
The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is coming-up Labor Day weekend. Among the new attractions, organizers are trying to construct the world's largest poboy- but that may be overshadowed by a visit from President Obama. It's all speculation at this time- Lt. Governor Scott Angelle extended the invite to his coworker... more »
As the oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, some critics are questioning how one community can celebrate shrimp and petroleum. Some writers are appalled that Morgan City plans to toast both industries this Labor Day. Blogger Claire Walter writes: "The good folks of Morgan City, seemingly equally... more »