You don’t have to go to New Orleans to get the great food and funky soulful music. Michael Aarone’s 24th annual Crawfish Fest at Sussex County Fairgrounds in Branchville NJ has it all. Food and music have equal billing at this event that started in 1989. For the first time at the festival Grammy award winner Aaron Neville is the headliner who will be joined by his brother Charles on the horn. I counted twenty performers that will be playing over the 3 day event that features zydeco, blues and jazz. Your taste buds will delight in the Cajun delicacies that include crawfish, oysters, jambalaya, etouffee, Po-boys, shrimp & grist, alligator sausage, beignets and lots more. New this year is a Food and Trade Expo showcasing Louisiana brands and products with sampling available. May 31 – June 2, 2013 For more info www.crawfishfest.com. The Sussex County Fairgrounds is 30 minutes from Alpine Haus B&B. We still have some rooms available for Tips this weekend so check our availability and make your reservations soon before we are sold out.