Event Highlights: 1. The DC LCC crawfish boil is
staffed entirely by 55 (+/-) volunteers. Nobody pulls a
paycheck from our event. 2. Our event includes: 10,000
lbs (+/-) crawfish, jambalaya, corn, sausage, paper
products, catering, 50 kegs of beer, park rental, live
band, cokes & water bottles, rental truck/gas, ABC
license, free shuttles to and from the metro for our
members, cleaning materials, cleaning crew, website, and
insurance. 3. At just $60 a ticket, our profit of margin
is purposely razor thin, just enough to stay in the
black. As we have no intention to make a profit, we pass
on all savings to our members. The small margin ebbs and
flows each year due to overhead costs and ticket sales.
Any leftover funds are applied to the next year’s
startup costs.4. At $60 a ticket, the event is still far
cheaper than a comparable day/night out in DC (non-stop
Louisiana food, beer, endless
cokes, ice cream, live Louisiana band, free
transportation, location, etc.) 5. We do not advertise
nor increase the ticket prices to generate extra income.
Our event is solely for the enjoyment of our alumni,
guests, and Louisiana natives who wish to attend.
Beer: As in years past, we pride ourselves in
providing excellent beer selections with little wait
time. A keg truck with professional bartenders allows us
to maximize our time and efficiency. Please note that
while we all enjoy Abita, they are unable to provide a
keg truck to support our event needs. Regardless, we
promise to have a reliable truck system with
professional bartenders and variety of pre-poured brews with signage.
Beer Cups: In abiding by Virginia ABC laws, we
can only serve two cups of beer per person per trip in
official event cups…no exceptions.
Beer Consumption: In abiding by Virginia ABC
laws, we have the right to refuse service to any person
at the event regardless of reason. VA ABC also strictly
prohibits drinking games and public intoxication.
Catering: Special thanks to Shaver’s of
Shreveport for helping us build our event into the
premier Louisiana festival in the Washington, DC Metro
area over the past 13 years. We have guests travel from
New England and the Deep South for the Bayou Fete. No
caterer in Louisiana (or America for that matter) can
handle our size event with such flexibility,
professionalism, quality, and cost. Shaver’s has
supported us from day one and is an intricate partner in
Date: We are limited to the middle of
May/beginning of June due to DC weather and university
graduations (the busiest season for our alumni offices).
We try our best to avoid Memorial Day weekend and
anything past the 2nd week of June but are at the mercy
of the Federal Park Service reservation calendar. Again,
we have a small window for our dates and try our best to
avoid mid-June and Memorial Day weekend.
Ingredients: The ingredients in the crawfish
served at our boil is: (1) Louisiana Crab Boil Mix and
(2) regular block Margarine. Per the label on Louisiana
Crab Boil Mix: salt, spices, dextrose, lemon juice,
onion, garlic, natural flavor, silicon dioxide (to
prevent caking), monosodium glutamate. Click on the
following links to see brands and ingredients of the
boil mix and the jambalaya.
Pic 3 -
MSG is used.
Hotdogs/Hamburgers: As a group, we made a
conscious decision upon our inception to spend every
penny possible on crawfish. Up here, this is the only
time most of our guests are able to attend a crawfish
boil, so we want to maximize our resources for their
LA/School Pride: We encourage people to show
their Louisiana pride by wearing school colors, Saints
gear, or other items to demonstrate your LA-pride.
Merchandise: Federal Park Rules prohibit exchange
of currency on property, so we may not sell anything on
site. Years ago we took pre-orders for 10th year
anniversary t-shirts. However, due to our limited
volunteer labor resources, the work hours required for
design, pre-order, and handing out product, repeating
this on an annual base is unsustainable.
Membership: All listed chapter alumni & LSS
members may purchase unlimited discounted tickets under
their name. If you want your university to participate,
please have your alumni office contact us at DCLCCinfo@yahoo.com
All Louisiana alumni groups are welcome.
Metro (Huntington): We will have professional
signs that are easy to read from a distance at the event
and metro. We strongly encourage guests to use the free
shuttle to cut down on parking issues and possible DUIs.
Multiple Crawfish Trays: We are only able to
offer one official LCC DC paper crawfish tray per
wristbanded person, per trip, as many trips as you wish,
while supplies last. This is to ensure only paying
guests are able to access our lines.
Park Grounds: Please follow the park rules. There
can be no stakes in the ground, loose pets, or parking
in the grass. We rent the entire park so all of the
picnic tables are available for our use, as are Area “B”
Parking: The entire park and all parking lots are
reserved for the boil except Area E. Please carpool and
arrive early. To avoid parking and DUIs, feel free to
take our complementary private shuttles from Huntington
Metro. Its quick, it’s easy, and it’s free!
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