giant omelette celebration

The Confrerie D'Abbeville will hold their annual celebration of the humble egg this weekend. The 33rd annual 5,000 Egg Giant Omelette Celebration has a juried art show, food vendors, an antique implement show, tour of homes, a poker run, egg tossing contest, and fantastic live entertainment!

The highlight of this family friendly two day festival is the cooking of the 5,000 egg omelet, by both Louisiana and French chefs, on a 12 foot skillet. This will take place on Sunday. One extra egg is added for each year, so this year there will be 5,033 eggs. Other ingredients include 50 pounds of onions, 75 bell peppers, 4 gallons of onion tops, 2 gallons of parsley, 1.5 gallons of cooking oil, 6.5 gallons of milk, 52 pounds of butter, 3 boxes of salt, 2 boxes of black pepper, Louisiana Crawfish Tails and Tabasco Pepper Sauce. Whew!

Check out the schedule of events, and make plans to enjoy this fun filled festival in beautiful downtown Abbeville this weekend! Watch the video from a past celebration below to get a feel for the festivities.