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Calling all sportsmen (and women and children, too)! On January 9-10, 2015, the coastal town of Cameron will host its annual Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival
 
This popular event has been entertaining festival-goers since 1955 and highlights duck and goose calling, retrieval dog trials, nutria and muskrat skinning, trap setting, skeet shooting, and oyster shucking competitions. 
Duck Calling Contest.
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Oyster Shucking Contest.
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In addition to the usual fair fare, food vendors also sell alligator sausage, jambalaya, boudin, gumbo, smoked sausage, and crawfish. 
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A gumbo cook-off is also a part of the yearly festivities. Thrilling carnival rides will entertain people of all ages. The Pageant Queen, King, and attendants of the Fur and Wildlife Festival will be crowned on Friday evening.
 
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The fun continues on all day Saturday. Sign yourself up for a morning 5K run. Stroll through the antique car show.  Watch the festival parade at 1:30 p.m.  Observe an alligator skinning demonstration at 4:30 p.m. 
 
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The exciting musical entertainment lineup includes Bag of Donuts, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, John Dale Hebert, Water’s Edge, and Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Road Runners. 
 
For a complete schedule of events, see the festival website, http://lafurandwildlifefestival.com
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All events will take place on the fairgrounds located at the former Pat’s of Cameron (513 Marshall St.) in Downtown Cameron unless otherwise noted.
 
To read more of Angie's adventures, check out her blog, angiekaydilmore.blogspot.com.