In a May 24, 2014 photo, Benjamin Robins eats crawfish with his family during the annual Mudbug Madness in Festival Plaza in Shreveport, La. With more than 400 festivals on Louisiana's annual ... more 
In a May 24, 2014 photo, Benjamin Robins eats crawfish with his family during the annual Mudbug Madness in Festival Plaza in Shreveport, La. With more than 400 festivals on Louisiana's annual calendar, only a handful are major economic engines and cultural bastions. The journey from folksy festival to tourism powerhouse has as much to do with maintaining uniqueness as bringing in dollars. (AP Photo/Jim Hudelson, The Shreveport) Times) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jim Hudelson, The Shreveport
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