Low Country Cajun Festival = Fried Gator!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! We were lucky to have several festivals happening around Charleston and fully took advantage of the awesome weather. Saturday we went to the Flowertown Festival in Summerville.  Wow! I have never seen so many vendors in one place! We got there early and it was great. It wasn’t too crowded in the morning and we had fun walking around and seeing everything. Every kind of craft, food, music, etc. you can think of was there. A definite must for next year!

Sunday we attended the Cajun Festival in James Island with some friends. The weather was great! They had beer tents, food tents, various vendors, music and a crawfish eating contest. Just as we were getting ready to watch, Mikayla decides to get fussy so we took her cue and headed to the car. It had gotten pretty warm with the sun blazing down and she was due to eat. Our friends Matt and Vanessa came with us and we had blast hanging out and trying new food! Speaking of new food, ever heard of fried gator!? Well, down South they don’t mess around! I actually gave into my fear and tried it and it was good! I am not one to try funky, gross sounding things like fried gator but I did! Besides, Rob promised a ten minute massage if I just tried a bite! I definitely didn’t pass that up! I also tried crawfish, boiled peanuts and a corn dog!

Below are some pictures of the festival. Note to self for next year: bring chairs!!


Family shot

She loves to chew on her strap!


Fried gator!!

Looks like chicken!


Crawfish (wasn't much of a fan)

Matt getting a lesson on how to eat crawfish!


Going for it!


They like it!



What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten? Would you be willing to try gator? 😉 Would love to hear from you! ~CB

6 thoughts on “Low Country Cajun Festival = Fried Gator!

  1. It looks so sunny and beautiful! You know what is weird… I can’t even think of a strange food I’ve tried 😉 Maybe I need to be a little more adventurous!

  2. I had fried gator at a restaurant when I first moved down here. I was skeptical at first but it was actually pretty good. We’ve never made it over to that festival but might have to try next year.

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