Many new artists are joining the festival this year and applications are still being accepted for exhibitors. With all of the new vendors, there will be plenty of originality and “eggcitement” to the biggest and best show yet.
The Giant Omelette Show is a juried show, which requires all items to be handmade and jury approved. Artists for this show are required to be in the booth selling their own work which also means that they will be available to answer any questions visitors may have.
In addition to the booths, many of the artists will be demonstrating “art in the making” during shows in Magdalen Square throughout the weekend. You are invited to mark your calendars and plan to come out and “egg” on the artists and their talents.
Anyone interested in exhibiting should contact the Giant Omelette by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 337-385-2182. A few of the vendors at this year’s event are listed with the photos shown.
Other vendors with displays this year include:
Vic Kilchrist “Olde Tyme Roasted Peanuts” - fresh roasted peanuts.
Rinee and Iggy Landry - various pieces of hand-made pottery, sculptures and crosses.
Carole O’Neil - Fantasi Faces - Face painting, temporary tattoos for adults and kids.
Gary and Sylvia Broussard - wood carvings, paintings.
Karen Romero - hand sewn items and monogramming.
Jane Guidry - ceramics, porcelain and stoneware pottery.
Shelly Albert - Butterfly Soap - soaps, jewelry, bookmarks, headbands.
Joan Musemeche - Castle Artisans - gemstone, pearl and sterling silver jewelry.
Sadie Comeaux - Sadies Antiques and Collectables - natural stone jewelry.
Linda Allen - La Maison des Chandelles - candles, bath salts, framed crosses, lotions, soaps.
Celebration Highlights Saturday, November 7th
Walk for Charity Tour of Homes Juried Art Show Live Entertainment Kid’s World Antique Implement Show Antique Tractor “Egg Cracking” Competition
Celebration Highlights Sunday, November 8th
Official Mass Poker Run Juried Art Show Antique Car/Implement Show Live Entertainment Procession of Chefs Giant “5000 Egg” Omelette Cooking
Did you Know?
Abbeville’s Giant Omelette grows each year just like the friendships between its participating countries. Each year there is one egg added to the “5000 Egg Omelette”. This year there will be 5025! Wow!
The Omelette is served to the public free of charge, so come early, you wouldn’t want to miss out. The Omelette really turns out to be scrambled eggs.
Interesting Facts and Tips
Getting a New Skillet
After putting in its time, the original skillet used for cooking the Omelette began to show signs of wearing. On the Omelette’s 20th anniversary it was decided to introduce a new skillet. Thanks to Don Begneaud, owner of Begneaud Manufacturing, Inc. Lafayette, Louisiana and his company employees this became a reality.
On October 10th, 2004 the 12’ diameter stainless steel skillet arrived. Founder of the Celebration, Premier Grand Maitre “Bichon” Emery Toups inspects the new skillet. In the background “Maurice d’ Chevalier” looks on. This wooden cutout depicting the dress of the Omelette chefs is displayed downtown each year compliments of our own Peter Dehart. It is planned to put the old skillet on permanent display in the future.
Starting an Omelette
Did you know the 5000 egg Omelette is cooked on a real wood fire?
Maitre d’ fer Elray Schexnider gathers just the right wood all year and puts it to good use on Omelette Sunday. He and his crew get up very early that morning to spread the sand generously brought by the city of Abbeville Fire Department. the sand is shaped in the form of a “saucer” with the wood placed directly in the center. After getting a good fire going, it is carefully tended through out the morning to get just the right even temperature.
For a first hand preview of the Matire d’ fer at his fire starting best, join us with your cup of coffee on Sunday morning in front of the Courthouse at 7:30 a.m. to get a good seat and watch the show.