Sutter Creek parties for a good cause during Mardi Gras

By: Laura Newell, Of the Telegraph
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What: Sutter Creek Mardi Gras Party and Cajun Cook Off

When: 6:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9

Where: Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main St., Sutter Creek

Cost: $20

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Explore Sutter Creek and experience Mardi Gras in the foothills.

The Sutter Creek Mardi Gras Party and Cajun Cook Off will take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, 18 Main St., Sutter Creek.

Guests are encouraged to come in costume for the event.

Tickets are $20 with proceeds going to the Historic Sutter Creek Grammar School Restoration Fund.

The 21-and-older event includes a sampling of Cajun recipes, dancing to live music, poker and blackjack, Luna Bella Fortuna the Fortune Teller, a saloon and the infamous Jail House, where the sheriff will roam the room and you can have anyone arrested for $2. The person must pay $1 to get out of jail, or they will be released after 10 minutes.

Your ticket also includes the Cajun Cook-Off tasting where restaurants and residents battle it out with their own Cajun concoction.

Guests can visit each booth, try their Cajun recipe and then cast a vote for their favorite. The team with the most votes wins $100 and a trophy. There will also be prizes for “Cajun Team Best Booth” and “Cajun Team Best Costume.”

Tickets are available at various Sutter Creek locations including, The Music Box Company, 64 Main St.; The Sutter Creek Visitor Center, 71 A Main St.; and Amador Council of Tourism, 115 Valley View Drive.

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