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A spicy first of its kind festival coming to Betty Virginia Park

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  • Joel Rodgers

Pinch the tails and save the date; Crawfest 2018 is right around the corner!

What’s Crawfest? Crawfest is a FREE ADMISSION, family friendly event held on Saturday March 25, 2017 in Shreveport’s historic Betty Virginia Park. This is the first festival of its kind ever to be held in the Park.
Live music from 11am-7pm. Fresh boiled crawfish from Shane’s Seafood. Beer, burgers, jambalaya, & soft drinks also for sale. Local artists will be showcased & kid friendly activities will be available.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the South Highlands Neighborhood Association for improvements in the park. Crawfest is organized by Pin Point Local Marketing, Twisted Root Burger Co. – Shreveport, and Rhino Coffee.

Here’s a link to their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/crawfestshreveport/

The event will also feature a fun Shreveport themed race; Great Raft Brewing presents the 3.18 Mile Road Race at Crawfest. The standard 5K route has been extended from 3.1 miles to 3.18 miles to celebrate the launch of Great Raft’s new flagship beer – 318 Golden Ale. The race route will take you through the historic South Highlands neighborhood with live music featured throughout the course. Crawfest will start immediately following the race with live music, family activities, and great food and drinks throughout the entire day.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com
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