Live that Cajun life

Illustration by MARGARET LARKIN

Yes, there will be crawfish and catfish at the Crawfish & Catfish Festival, but there will also be so much more soul goodness. The festival, Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, at the Yolo County Fairgrounds (1250 E. Gum Avenue in Woodland), celebrates Louisiana cooking, Southern barbecue and Asian-Cajun fusion. Get crawfish simply hot and boiled, or try them on mac ’n’ cheese, in cornbread or as sausage. Sip on hurricanes while you dance to live New Orleans-style brass bands or zydeco, then contemplate your next move. The best plan might be to grab a group—anyone, really—and split a catfish po’boy, muffaletta, jambalaya, alligator on a fluffy biscuit, hush puppies and every other thing you can get your paws on. Tickets cost $15 per day at the door, or get two for $15 online in advance, and they don’t include food or drinks. More at