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Cook Off

Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo

Cook Off

Don't just wow 'em at the scales! You can also earn the title of "King of the Catch" in the rodeo's annual cook-off. The cook-off will take place on Friday, July 5 at Moran's Marina. Tasting is from 6 - 9p.m. Cook-Off teams will serve up dishes featuring local Louisiana seafood.

About the Cook-Off

Teams will cook up dishes featuring at least one of the following Louisiana seafood items as a main ingredient: Crawfish, Shrimp, Crabs, Fish, Oyster, 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. The entry fee and registration deadline is June 21, 2019.

Tickets will be sold for people to sample the dishes.


Awards will be presented at 9:00pm. Prizes include:

  • King of the Catch Award
    $250 gift card, to be decided by our judges
  • King's Presentation Award
    $250 gift card, to be decided by our judges
  • People's Choice Award
    $250 gift card, to be decided by the public, who will be allowed to sample dishes


Warm up your pots and pans and download the King of the Catch rules and registration packet now.

Cookoff Registration Form Cookoff Registration Form (1456 KB)


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Retail Locations

Tickets may also be purchased at the following locations a month before the rodeo:
Songy’s Sporting Goods, Houma
Melaco Sisters Hardware, Cut Off
B & B True Value, Larose
Renovations, Galliano
Golden Meadow Hardware, Golden Meadow
TYD’s, Leeville
Griffin’s Marina and Ice, Leeville
Moran’s Marina, Fourchon
Sand Dollar Marina, Grand Isle
Bridgeside Marina, Grand Isle
Lil Sweet Pea's, Cut Off & Houma

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King of the Catch

July 5, 2019

Bring home the trophy for King of the Catch by cooking crawfish, shrimp, crabs, fish, oyster, calamari, bigarno (snails), frog legs, alligator or turtle.

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Rules and Regulations

July 5 & 6, 2019

Download the 2019 Rules and Regulations.


Vendor Registration

Become a Rodeo Vendor

Download the 2019 Vendor Registration Form.


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