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, wide variety of craft 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 quality local
craft 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
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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