Crawfish Festivals in Texas

In Texas and the south, boiling and eating crawfish is a long standing family tradition. We eat crawfish at places besides the home, whether it be in restaurants, family reunions, football games, or at company gatherings.

And we celebrate the crawfish in another way: Festivals! These events encompass all the good things about life in Texas: food, fun, music and merriment!

Excellent Texas and Cajun food is a given at any festival. And as always, festivals offer abundant opportunities for meeting old friends, and making new ones.

Crawfish festivals happen all over Texas, from Pearland to Fredericksburg, from Austin to Kemah ...  find one near you!

We are currently updating our list of 2017 crawfish festivals in Texas. If you would like your event included, or have updates, contact us.

2017 Crawfish Festivals in Texas

Festival City Date
New Orleans Style Crawfish Boil
Lone Star Hookahs
104 E. 31st Street

details on Facebook
Austin, Texas March 12, 2017
7th Annual Kemah Crawfish & Zydeco Festival
Kemah City Parking Lot
600 Bradford Avenue

Kemah, Texas March 24-26, 2017
Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
Town Green Park
11:00am - 6:00pm

The Woodlands, Texas March 25, 2017
9th Annual Bernie's Famous Crawfish Boil
Concrete Street Old Market Pavilion
5:30pm - 9:30pm
This is the Del Mar College Foundation’s signature event to help raise funds for scholarships for Del Mar College students.

Corpus Christi, Texas March 30, 2017

Bigass Crawfish Bash
Gulf Greyhound Park
1000 FM 2000, La Marque, TX

BCBF, Inc. is a Texas non-profit corporation that works in partnership with local charities that benefit lives of veterans, children, and the disabled. This year donations will be made to Camp Hope, Texas Special Olympics, and local Education Foundations.

Scheduled events include the crawfish cooking competition, live music, Kid Zone, vendors market, Veterans VIP tent, food court and more!

Details at website

or BigAss Crawfish Bash Facebook Page

Hitchcock, Texas April 1, 2017

Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off
Rob Fleming Park
6055 Creekside Forest Drive
Noon - 8:00pm

Set up begins at noon, cooking begins at 1:00 p.m., samples ready for judging 4:00 p.m., awards at 6:30 p.m., event ends at 8:00 p.m.

Teams of up to eight members are provided crawfish, ice, serving containers, a 10' x 10' tent, a table and chairs.

details | Cook-off Flyer

Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off at The Woodlands, Texas, April 1, 2017

The Woodlands, Texas April 1, 2017

2nd Annual Frisco Crawfish Festival
Rockin’ S Bar and Grill
9305 Preston Rd,
Frisco, TX 75033
1:00pm - 7:00pm

The event is to raise money for the local animal rescue group Habitat for Paws. Sponsored by the Cajun Crawfish Company. Several thousand pounds of crawfish will be boiled. Live bands and music, plus bounce houses for the kids..

Details at website

Frisco, Texas April 2, 2017

10th Annual Old Town Keller Crawfish Krawl

Great food, festive music and fun galore, from Noon to 9:00pm.

Attendance this year is expected to exceed 10,000 visitors. The event will take place on Olive and Pecan St in Old Town Keller.


Keller, Texas April 8, 2017

Cajun Crawfish Festival

Schertz Park Pavilion
703 Oak Street
10am - 8pm

Tempt your taste buds with some amazing food vendors. Crawfish eating contest for Men and Women Adults and Children Crawfish race. We also have kid’s activities including bounce, face painter, and more. Come ready to shop because the festival also has arts & crafts booths.


Cajun Crawfish Festival

Schertz, Texas April 8, 2017
Hutto Crawfish Festival
Downtown, East & Farley Streets
Hutto, Texas April 15, 2017
5th Annual Mudbug Mash
Levitt Pavilion
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Arlington, Texas April 15, 2017
27th Annual Llano Crawfish Open

details | events
Llano, Texas April 21-22, 2017

37th Annual Mauriceville Crawfish Festival

Mauriceville is a small community situated between Beaumont and the Southwest Louisiana Border. The Texas Legislature has named Mauriceville the "Crawfish Capital of Texas".

The festival was founded in 1981 and features an awesome music line up, entertainment, creole cooking demos, a very competitive crawfish cookoff and and much more.

Opening Ceremonies will kick off on Friday night @ 5:00. Saturday morning our 5K will begin at 8 with our “Hometown Heroes” parade immediately following @ 9:00 East down Hwy 12, turning South onto Hwy 62. At the festival grounds, live music, live demonstrations including a master’s gardener and chalk painting, craft and food vendors, a photo-contest, washer tournament, exotic species and whitetail display, silent auction, and many other activities will run throughout the day as well as Sunday.

Held at the Mauriceville Crawfish Grounds, 7441 Cohenour Road, Orange, Texas 77632

details at or on Facebook

Orange, Texas April 21-23, 2017
28th Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry

Rosenberg, Texas April 22, 2017
13th Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Busby Foundation
Stubbs BBQ
801 Red River

Austin, Texas April 22, 2017
2017 Crawfest New Braunfels

New Braunfels, Texas April 28-30, 2017
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Old Town

details | map | Texas Crawfish Festival tickets
Spring, Texas April 29-30, 2017

Rayzur's 8th Annual Crawfish Cook-off
Brazoria County Fairgrounds
901 S. Downing Road
Team competition raises money for charitable organizations. Events include crawfish cook-off, gumbo cook-off, crawfish cook-off- and more.

website and Facebook page

Angleton, Texas May 5-6, 2017
Houston Crawfish, Crab & Grill Festival
Crawfish, music and more
Hobby Event Center
9906 Gulf Freeway
2:00pm - 11:00pm

Houston, Texas May 13, 2017
3rd Annual Crawfish Cookoff
Crawfish cook off benefit tournament at Tiger Field. Good company, food, crawfish and games. Proceeds go towards Friends of Tiger Field (FOTF) and the FOTF Scholarship Award.

Rockport, Texas May 20, 2017

Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
Fredericksburg Marktplatz
126 W Main Street
Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees
Music and more

details, entertainment, tickets

Fredericksburg, Texas May 27-29, 2017
Crawfish Festival
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto Amphitheater

DeSoto, Texas June 3, 2017



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Where to Buy Crawfish in Texas

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