Annual Crawfish Cook-Off

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 45,000 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. 3 Locally well-known bands entertain the crowds of 8000 plus people every year. The admission includes all the crawfish you can eat and the concert event.

Many people support the cook-off as a way of giving back to the hospice programs who have helped take care of one of their family members.

After the Hospice House opened a family came to the house to have their mother cared for by us.  After talking to them, 2 of the 6 children worked for businesses that have sponsored the cook-off  years prior to the mom getting ill.  Never did think they would be benefitting from the house.

Sponsor levels are available beginning at $500 up to $15,000.  Higher levels include TV and radio opportunities.  Northshore Whitney banks are our ticket outlets.

Northshore On Tap


The 3rd Annual Beer Fest – now called Northshore On Tap will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 1pm – 5pm at the Northshore Harbor Center in Slidell.

We are proud to announce that the focus of this year’s festival will be the home brewers!  With such a positive response about our home brewers area last year, we are expanding it this year.

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

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Check back periodically as we start to list the beers that will be featured at this year’s event!



Sponsor information can be found here.


Annual Wine & Dine Event

The biggest wine tasting on the Northshore!  Select Brands was looking for a partner to host this event on the Northshore and when our Executive Director hear that she was all on board! Dwayne and 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 200 wines donates 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 up for auction. Raffle tickets for 2 prizes, 100 bottles of wine and then 50 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 HOFS office.

Guest for the wine and dine come from Picayune and New Orleans to sample the wines at this event.

wineanddine2016Join Us

Join us for the 8th annual Wine & Dine with Hospice on Thursday, November 10th, 2016 from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Benedict’s Plantation
1144 N Causeway Blvd.
Mandeville, LA



Dressy Casual

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