Defined by its outstanding Cajun music, food, and fun, the 11th Annual Cajunfest is returning to Amber Falls Winery & Cellars in Hampshire, Tennessee, as a benefit for Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County.
Always held on the Saturday before Memorial Day, Cajunfest is is scheduled for 12-8 p.m. on Saturday, May 25.
The event draws almost 1,500 people from more than a dozen states to enjoy toe-tapping tunes unique to South Louisiana echoing off the scenic hills and ridges of Hampshire. They come for the authentic Cajun music and the outstanding Cajun foods prepared by some of the best chefs and cooks South Louisiana has to offer.
Cajunfest 2019 is presented by Crescendo Sponsor, First Tennessee Bank.
This year’s Cajunfest will include the third annual gumbo cook-off contest. Teams will prepare their best gumbo recipes from scratch, and event attendees will be invited to taste and judge the gumbo entrants. The winner of the gumbo contest will receive $500 and bragging rights. This year’s event will also include a prize for first runner up. For more information about entering the gumbo cook-off contest, visit www.bgcmaury.com and click “Cajunfest” under Events.
Guests will enjoy the music of headliner Wayne & Same ‘Ol 2 Step and the Roux du Bayou Cajun Band.
Wayne & Same ‘Ol 2 Step keeps their music firmly grounded in the style of traditional Zydeco. Wayne Singleton, founder of the band, has toured and played throughout the United States and in Europe.
Roux du Bayou Cajun Band is based out of Nashville and plays authentic Cajun, zydeco, swamp pop, and Mardi Gras music.
In addition to the music, Cajunfest serves up award-winning wines and authentic Cajun foods –boiled crawfish, boudin, jambalaya, and fried alligator — all while raising funds to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Maury County provides before/after-school and summer programs that serve more than 1,200 youth per year with programs such as tutoring by certified teachers, daily homework help, nutrition education and physical fitness, job training and college readiness programs, drug and alcohol prevention, character building, financial literacy, and much more.
This year’s event sponsors include: Crescendo sponsor First Tennessee Bank; Platinum sponsors Heritage Bank & Trust, First Farmers Bank, Maury Regional Medical Center, and International Assurance of Tennessee; Silver sponsors Hampton Inn Columbia Commons, Airgas, CB&S Bank, and Ghertner & Company; and Bronze sponsors Cook’s Pest Control and Wayne Half-Way House Inc.
Amber Falls Winery & Cellars is located at 794 Ridgetop Road in Hampshire, TN, about 90 minutes south of Nashville.
Gate admission is $15. Food and gate admission packages may be purchased at a discounted rate in advance of the event, online at www.amberfallswinery.com. Group discounts are also available if purchased in advance of the event.
For more information, call (931) 285-0088 or visit www.amberfallswinery.com.