Photos: New Orleans Oyster Festival

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Jeremy Weintraub uses an umbrella to shield himself while eating raw oysters at the fifth annual New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Workers take out oysters for the oyster eating competition for the fifth annual New Orleans Oyster Festivalat Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La. Sunday, June 1, 2014. Festival goers heard live music, saw cooking demonstrations, and ate oysters raw, fried, and charbroiled. Soyna "The Black Widow" Thomas won the Acme Oyster Eating Contest by consuming 40 dozen oysters in eight minutes. She won last year by eating 24 dozen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Despite rain and wind, people like Jeremy Weintraub, left, still turned out to shuck and jive and eat at the fifth annual New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La. Sunday, June 1, 2014. Festival goers heard live music, saw cooking demonstrations, ate oysters raw, fried, and charbroiled. Soyna "The Black Widow" Thomas win the Acme Oyster Eating Contest by consuming 40 dozen oysters in eight minutes. She won last year by eating 24 dozen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Cedric Jones, of Drago's, tosses cheese on grilled oysters during the fifth annual New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, June 1, 2014. Festivalgoers heard live music, saw cooking demonstrations and ate oysters raw, fried and charbroiled. Sonya 'The Black Widow' Thomas won the Acme Oyster Eating Contest by consuming 40 dozen oysters in eight minutes. She won last year by eating 24 dozen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Soyna "The Black Widow" Thomas swallows an oyster as time runs out in the Acme Oyster Eating Contest at the fifth annual New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La. Sunday, June 1, 2014. Thomas won the by consuming 40 dozen oysters in eight minutes. She won last year by eating 24 dozen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Soyna "The Black Widow" Thomas hoists the champion belt abover her head after winning the Acme Oyster Eating Contest at the fifth annual New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, June 1, 2014. She won by consuming 40 dozen oysters in eight minutes. She won last year by eating 24 dozen.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Kevin Sekhani of "The Mercy Brothers" plays the kazoo before a downpour at the fifth annual New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La. Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Denise Perez enjoys food at the fifth annual New Orleans Oyster Festival at Woldenberg Park in New Orleans, La. Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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