Crawfish Cookoff

Our Largest Event of the year!

The Hospice Foundation of the South’s signature event! This event is a huge part of our budget supporting the Hospice House. Every April the HFOS hosts the Crawfish Cook-Off.  The largest one day event on the Northshore boasts Over 40,000 pounds of crawfish. Crawfish are boiled by 60 teams competing for the title of “Best Crawfish in St. Tammany Parish”.  Celebrity judges as well as the teams  themselves decide the winners. 4 Locally well-known bands entertain the crowds of 7000 plus people every year. The admission includes all the crawfish you can eat and the concert event.

Beverages and other food available for purchase.

Proceeds directly benefit The Hospice Foundation of the South’s Hospice House. The first and only hospice house in St. Tammany Parish.

Tickets will be available for purchase at all St. Tammany Parish Whitney Banks closer to the event. $30 in advance, $35 at the gate.  Children 12 and under are free. Purchase tickets online at

Teams & Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor or competing for the coveted “Crawfish Cook-off Championship” title?  

For more information, please email

Without our teams, there would be no cook-off.  We welcome back previous teams, and would love to have new ones added to our family.  If interested in creating a team, or supporting us through sponsorship, please download and fill out the forms below.  You can deliver them to the Hospice House, or scan and email them to

Jersey Mike's Mondays in February

Thank you to Jersey Mike's in Slidell for supporting the Hospice House and donating over $300!


Jersey Mikes's is partnering with The Hospice house on Monday's in February.  Shoe this bar-code, and 15% of all proceeds will be donated to us.  We thank them for their generosity, and all of our family in the community for your continuing support.  You may download the flyer below.  Print it out or present your mobile device while ordering. 

JerseyMikes (pdf)


Wine and Dine

The foremost wine tasting on the Northshore!

Select Brands was looking for a partner to host this event on the Northshore and when our Executive Director heard the news, she was all on board!  Dwayne and Charlene Shockley have been awesome partners with the HFOS since before the first event.  They also participate in the Crawfish Cook-Off.

Held at Benedicts Plantation the second Thursday of each November, Select Brands donates over 100 wines that are available to taste.  10 -12 local restaurants share their signature dishes for patrons to taste. A live and silent auction is a part of the event. A trip to wine country in California is typically included in the auction. Raffle tickets for 120 Bottles of wine are also another part of the event. Wines that are tasted that night may be ordered at the event through Acquistapace Supermarket. Tickets are available at Acquistapace Supermarket in Covington, and through the Hospice House

Guest for the wine and dine come from all over the Gulf South to sample the wines at this event.

Tickets are 75$ Per Person

Learn More

Wine and dine is normally held on the second Thursday in November.  For up-to date information, tickets, and more info, wisit, or click on the button below.

Wine and Dine

Northshore On Tap

Additional Information


Northshore On Tap

Tickets are $25 per person

We are proud to announce that there is a continuing focus on home brewers!  With such a positive turnout from our home brewers every year, we are happy to have them.

Admission into the event includes all you can drink beer with food available for purchase. General Admission tickets are $25.  Ticket info is located here.

Check back periodically as we start to list the beers that will be featured at this event.

Learn More

For up to date ticketing information or updates, please check out our facebook page, or select the link below

Nortshore on Tap