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Festival seeking talent show and cook off contestants

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LSN Editor

There are many activities that make up the annual La. Swine Festival held in Basile every first weekend of November. Several of those activities are competitions such as the pig chase, the boudin eating contest, the hog calling contest, the talent show, and the cook off.
The first two of these competitions are the talent show and the cook off.
The talent show takes place Friday, November 3 at 6 p.m. at the BHS Gym and is open to amateur performers through high school age. Each act is limited to five minutes with awards being presented for solos, duets, and trios, and groups (four or more performers). First, second, and third place ribbons will be presented with a grand prize of $100 going to the best overall act.
All entries mut be preregistered by Monday, October 30. Entry forms are available at, at Louisiana Traditions, 3014 Stagg Avenue, and at the Basile High School library.
Entry fees are $10 for solos, duets, and trios and $25 for groups of four or more.
Contact Haley Ortego, chairman, at 337-526-1811 for more information or for an entry form.
Public admission is $5 per person. Concessions will be sold.
The cook-off is held Saturday, November 4 at the town park with registration and cooking beginning at 7 a.m.
The team cook-off still includes the categories of pot, pit, Cajun microwave, and cracklins. Team cooking may begin as early as 7 a.m. with judges’ samples ready for pick up at 11:30 a.m. Entry fee is $35 per team per category. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place plaques are presented in each category along with $50 to the 1st place winner in each category. In addition, a grand prize plaque and $100 goes to the grand champion team.
Entry forms are available at
For more information, contact Cindy Smith at 337-543-6976 or 351-1391.
Advanced registration is NOT required, but is accepted.

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