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Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Golden Meadow-Fourchon gearing up for 69th Annual Tarpon Rodeo

Golden Meadow-Fourchon gearing up for 69th Annual Tarpon Rodeo

The 69th Annual Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo will kick off this week beginning Thursday and run through Saturday at Moran’s Marina in Fourchon.

Presiding over this year’s event will be Rodeo Admiral Howie J. Guidry of Galliano.

“I am honored to represent a fun, family event as its Admiral of 2017. I encourage all families to come and make memories with their children fishing the rodeo (just like when you were a kid). While enjoying our Southern hospitality of great food and music, remember all the different categories we have to offer with great prizes,” stated Guidry.

The Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo has a little something for everyone in the entire family. There's fishing, food booths, a cook-off, live music, an auction and much more, all under an air-conditioned tent.

The “King of the Catch” cook-off will take place on Friday at Moran's Marina. Tasting begins at 5 p.m. Cook-off teams will serve up dishes featuring local Louisiana seafood.

Teams will cook up dishes featuring at least one of the following Louisiana seafood items as a main ingredient: crawfish, shrimp, crabs, fish, oysters, bigarno (snails), frog legs, alligator or turtle.

Types of dishes allowed to be entered are fricassee, etouffee, gumbo, courtbouillon, sauce picante, jambalaya, or anything fried, stuffed or grilled.

Tickets will be sold to the public for people to sample the dishes.

The weigh scales for the Rodeo will be open Friday and Saturday.

Music will be provided Friday night by Clustafunk from 7 to 11 p.m.

On Saturday, enjoy the sounds of Russ Cheramie Acoustics from 3 to 6 p.m. while dining on delicious boiled shrimp to be available from 4 to 7 p.m.

For more information, to purchase tickets or to become a sponsor, visit the rodeo’s official website

The mission of the Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo is to maintain the unique family oriented sportsmen culture and heritage of Lafourche and Grand Isle through a community fishing rodeo, with proceeds dedicated to scholarships and educational opportunities for future generations.

This year, scholarships were awarded to Alexis Kiger, $4,000, and Tony Guidry, $2,000.