Photos: Jam Fest

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Robert Reine, center, shakes hands with last year's winner Scott Duplechein, after he and his son Brett took home the golden paddle at this years Jambalaya Cook Off at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Elliott Monroe, 2, laughs as she rides the motorcycles with her mom Brittany at the carnival during the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Braden Williams, 5, of Prairieville rings the bell of a fire engine at the carnival during the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Kendarious Braxton, 3, revs his engine as he rides the motorcycles at the carnival during the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Jaycie Walker, 9, of St. Amant rides the carousel during the carnival at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Robert Reine scoops jambalaya into an ice chest for judging at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Danny Mitchell brushes turkey legs with barbecue sauce at the carnival during the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Chad Dixon, left, and Jarrett Marchand carry their ice chest of jambalaya onto a trailer for judging at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Jeremy, left, and Tim Theriot scoop out samples of jambalaya for friends and family at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Ann Lemon, left, and Carol Frederic prep ice chests of jambalaya for judging in the final round of the jambalaya cook off at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Judges Todd Elisar, left, and David Eastridge judge samples of jambalaya at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday. Judges looked for rice texture, chicken flavor, coloring, seasoning, signs of the jambalaya being burnt and whether the rice was sticky or individually popped when judging the samples.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Festival goers ride the 'Star Flyer' at the carnival held in conjunction with this years Jambalaya Cook Off at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Sherri Gautreau, left, and Michelle Reine, right, hug Karen Ayo, center, after Robert Reine and his son Brett were announced as the winners of this year's Jambalaya Cook Off at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Robert Reine hoists the golden paddle after he and his son Brett were announced as the winners of this years Jambalaya Cook Off at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Robert Reine, center, is hugged by his wife Michelle after he and his son Brett took home the golden paddle at this years Jambalaya Cook Off at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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  • Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Robert Reine is awarded a championship ring by Layne Gautreaux after he and his son Brett took home the golden paddle at this years Jambalaya Cook Off at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales on Sunday.

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