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Crawfish Festival recipe a winner again in 2016

Thousands flock to Tualatin for the annual city celebration featuring — you guessed it — crawfish

TIMES PHOTO: ADAM WICKHAM - Attendees at the 2016 Tualatin Crawfish Festival compete in the crawfish eating contest on Saturday at Tualatin Community Park. For many years now, people have been asking the question — “What's the secret ingredient and what's the perfect recipe for making the world’s best crawfish?”

And for just as long, the organizers of the annual Tualatin Crawfish Festival have refused to share the answer.

But now, here on the heels of the 2016 Crawfish Festival — held Friday through Sunday at the Tualatin Commons and Tualatin Community Park — we can finally reveal the answer.

Take three days of Oregon's most agreeable summertime weather, add in a handful of talented and entertaining musical acts, brighten with a sprinkling of family-friendly activities and fun runs, mix in a dash of the area's cutest dogs, then mix in more than a ton of the best tasting crawfish in the world.

And then, finally, the secret ingredient — top it all off with thousands of your neighbors, friends and visitors to beautiful Tualatin.

It's truly a can't miss recipe.