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Susan Ramon AKA Louisiana Sue arrived in Sacramento in the late 1980s with a Crawfish in my mouth, Mardi Gras in my heart, and Zydeco in my soul.  I am dedicated to creating events sharing Louisiana culture with its food, fun, and music for all ages!



 I am originally from New Orleans, bringing the flavors of the south to the Sacramento area. I am devoted to keeping Zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans style jazz music alive with festivals, Mardi Gras, dances, parties, and a taste of the most popular of southern foods attracting people from Reno, Los Angles, and to my Northern California Events. Events I have created and organized & More



Isleton Crawdad Festival began and grew for three years, reaching over 100,000. Late 1980’s Old Sacramento Mardi Gras crowd over 25,000. Big Easy Reno and Sparks Nevada for three years reached 90,000 Brought Louisiana Zydeco Bands to the Orleans Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nv. for 2 years Created a vibrant Cajun/Zydeco dance scene in Alameda, Ca 10 years Numerous Zydeco Dances bringing in Louisiana Bands from Coast to Coast Consulted with many other Cajun/Zydeco events  



Developed Rio Ramaza Event Park along the Sacramento River on Garden Hwy. turning a vacant Marina into Event Park rebuilding the Crawfish Festival to over 5000 people which reached max capacity. Moved to Yolo County Fairgrounds 2014

Present: 2014- present

 2014-2019 Crawfish & Catfish Festival Woodland, Ca. 

2017 drew over 17,000

2018 over 18,000

2019 over 25,000 

2020 had to do a Drive-through

2021 Southside Park 15,000 


2018-present CEO for Fleur De Lis Charities 

I coordinate and bring Louisiana Chefs to the California State Fair

I consult on several other Louisiana Food and Music events.

Currently working on two events still in development: 

Delta Voodoo Fest and Gumbo Ya Ya  “ Mardi Gras West”

Drive through Events


Crawfish & Catfish Drive through Food Truck Feast   Rancho Cordova

2020 Voodoo on the Bayou, Gumbo Showdown w Day of the Dead & Zombie Experience

McClellan Park Sacramento & Voodoo on the Bayou #2 Gumbo Showdown Bike Dog Brewery W. Sac.                                              

Looking forward to 

2022 Gumbo Lishous Mardi Gras Elk Grove Old Town Plaza   February 19                                                               

2022 Mardi Gras Meets Carnival Old Sac February 26

2022 Louisiana Sue”s Bayou Bash BBQ & Boucherie Willian Land Park June 11-12

2022 Crawfish & Catfish Festival Southside Park, Sacramento September 10 -11

I appear on local TV cooking shows highlighting authentic Louisiana Foods. I have tracked the Louisiana “red” crawfish from the rice fields of the Bayou Country to the rice fields of Northern California. I have brought the local media right to the rice fields of Northern California to the boiling pots of my festivals using Louisiana seasoning and people to cook em up while teaching thousands how to “pinch tails and suck heads”

Crawfish & Catfish Festival ,Check out Face Book pages; Crawfish & Catfish Festival, Louisiana Sue Gumbo-Lishous Mardi Gras, Fleur DeLis Charities or Louisiana Sue Ramon for great pictures and updates.



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