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
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 our success.
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
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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 enjoyment.
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
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
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” restrooms.
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!
Questions, comments, suggestions, accolades?: Please send them to DCLCCinfo@yahoo.com