Crackin' crawdads at the Culver fest
People were able to enjoy the annual Culver Crawdad Festival on Saturday before smoke rolled into the area.
"We had nice, wonderful weather. It was a little smoky, but not bad," said Culver City Recorder Donna McCormack.
Attendance was down slightly, with 770 people arriving to slurp down crawdads, compared to the usual 800, but organizers were happy.
Some of the favorite attractions were the crawdad dinner, Crawdad Fest Parade, Crooked River Ranch Lions mini-trail rides, and the many vendors, McCormack said.
Winners of the black kettle cooking contest were, B&D Black Pot Cookers, Dick Dodson, who won the best entrée and dessert categories; and R&C Prairie Dwellers, Jerry Rogers, who won the best bread category. There were no entries for the barbecued rib or pie baking contests.