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Crowds flock to Woldenberg Park for 2012 La Seafood Festival

New Orleans, LA -- In the spring New Orleanians flock to Woldenberg Park for the French Quarter Festival.

Well, the park now has a new festival, the 5th annual Louisiana Seafood Festival, which some are hoping may soon rival Jazzfest and French Quarter Festival.

Cooks from Drago's Seafood Restaurant slave over the fire as the prepare the restaurant's signature dish.

On Friday they served more than 10,000 chargrilled oysters at the festival.

Saturday, they hope to double that number.

The Louisiana Seafood Festival started back in 2007 and continues to grow.

Since its inception its moved from the original location Fulton street, to Lafayette Square which it outgrew last year and now it's new home, Wolderberg Park.

"We're hoping to do about 100,000 people throughout the end of the weekend of Sunday," says David Blitch of the Louisiana Seafood Marketing Board.

Members of the Louisiana Seafood Board are hoping to begin promotions to an international audience and someday rival JazzFest and French Quarter Festival, which could pour in millions of dollars.

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