Crawfish Festivals in Texas


Texas Crawfish Festivals and Events in 2020

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 2020 crawfish festivals in Texas. Note that some are listed as TBA - To Be Announced. If you would like your crawfish event included, or have updates, contact us.

NOTE: Events are always subject to change. We recommended you contact the responsible event sponsor to confirm dates, times and other details.

 

2020 Crawfish Festivals in Texas (By City)

Festival City Date

Rayzur's Annual Crawfish Cook-off
Clute Park
Team competition raises money for charitable organizations. Events include crawfish cook-off, gumbo cook-off, crawfish cook-off- and more.

Website and Facebook

Angleton, Texas TBA

Austin Crawfish Festival
Downtown Austin
3:00pm - 9:00pm

The Austin Crawfish Festival is a celebration of two major industries in Texas: crawfish and beer!

This massive crawfish festival brings over 10,000 pounds of fresh, Louisiana grown crawfish to Central Texas. Festival attendees will enjoy tasting crawfish prepared in every imaginable way—fried, boiled, in an étouffée, bisque, boudin, pie or jambalaya, and crawdogs, along with other Cajun favorites (shrimp, crab, gumbo, red beans and rice).

Also featured will be some of Texas' biggest beer and wine vendors!

Website and Facebook

Austin, Texas April 4, 2020
Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Busby Foundation
Stubbs BBQ
801 Red River

Website
Austin, Texas Aoril 17, 2020

Annual Celina Cajun Fest
Historic Celina Downtown Square

This free-admission festival features a massive crawfish boil, great music, an alligator show and fabulous shopping!

Website

Celina, Texas April 18, 2020
Bernie's Famous Crawfish Boil
Del Mar College Foundation
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Concrete Street, Old Market Pavilion

Website
Corpus Christi, Texas TBA
Crawfish Festival
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto Amphitheater
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Website
DeSoto, Texas June 6, 2020

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

Website

Fredericksburg, Texas May 22-24, 2020

2020 Crawfish Festival in the Heights
411 West 20th Street
10:30am - 6:00pm

Website

Heights, Texas March 7, 2020
Houston Crawfish, Crab & Grill Festival
Crawfish, music and more
Hobby Event Center
9906 Gulf Freeway
2:00pm - 11:00pm

Website
Houston, Texas TBA

University of Houston Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil

1:00pm - 5:00pm
UH Campus, Lynn eusan Park

Website

Houston, Texas TBA

Hutto Crawfish Festival
Downtown, East & Farley Streets

Website

Hutto, Texas April 20, 2020

Annual Old Town Keller Crawfish Krawl

Great food, festive music and fun galore, from 10:00am 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.

Website

Keller, Texas April 18, 2020

Bigass Crawfish Bash
Gulf Greyhound Park
1000 FM 2004, 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!

The Greyhound Park is located one block West of I-45 South at Exit 15, 30 miles South of Houston and 15 miles North of Galveston in La Marque, Texas.

Website and Facebook

La Marque, Texas April 20, 2020
Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
Lincoln Community Hall
1015 Avendue D
5:30pm

Website
Lincoln, Texas TBA
Annual Llano Crawfish Open

Website
Llano, Texas April 17-18, 2020

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.

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

Website and Facebook

Mauriceville, Texas May 1-2, 2020

29th Annual Rotary Crawfish Boil
14,000 lbs. of crawfish, Andouille Sausage, potatoes, corn plus live music from Cody Johnson, Roger Creager and the Powell Brothers.

Las Palmas Race Track

Website

McAllen, Texas April 24, 2020
Muenster Volunteer Fire Department Mudbug Bash
Last year the Bash served 10,200 lbs of crawfish, and is hoping to serve more in 2020. Live bands will perform as well. 

Facebook
Muenster, Texas May 30, 2020

Crawfest New Braunfels
Comal County Fairgrounds

Website
New Braunfels, Texas TBA

Annual Port O'Connor Crawfish Festival &  Cookoff
10:00am - 76:00pm
King Fisher Park

Cajun &  Zydeco Music by The Mudbugs, and Headliner Bri Bagwell. Lots of crawfish, food, beer, and craft vendors along with horse shoe tournament and crawfish eating contest.

Website

Port O'Connor, Texas April 25, 2020
Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Website
Rosenberg, Texas TBA
Crawfish Festival at Big Texas Fun
Retama Park

Website
Selma, Texas March 26-29, 2020
6th Annual Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary Crawfish Boil
801 Bee Creek Road
Noon - 6:00pm or until the crawfish runs out

Website
Spicewood, Texas April 25, 2020
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Old Town Preservation Park

Website
Spring, Texas April 25-26, 2020

Ragin' Cajun All-You-Can-Eat Fundraiser
For the Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council
1907 East Washington Street
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Will feature live music by Jay-B & The Zydeco Posse.

Phone 254.965.6190 for information and early-bird pricing for reserved tables


Website

Stephenville, Texas TBA
Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
Town Green Park
11:00am - 6:00pm

Website
The Woodlands, Texas TBA

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.

Website

The Woodlands, Texas TBA

Rails and Tails Mudbug Festival
The Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival is a day-long celebration of the tasty crawfish through music, food and fun at the historic downtown depot. Scheduled to perform are The Fab 5, Waylon Thibodeaux, John Evans, and Bayou Roux. Vendors, kids zone and more. Free admission and parking. Gates open at 11 a.m.

Website

Tomball, Texas TBA

Woodforest Crawfish Carnival
Christine Allen Nature Park
5831 Woodforest Parkway South

Noon to 5:00pm

Website

Woodforest, Texas TBA

 

 

List of Crawfish Festivals in Other States

Crawfish festivals in 2020 in Louisiana

Crawfish festivals in 2020 in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, California and other states

Where to Buy Crawfish in Texas

There are a number of crawfish outlets, seafood markets, crawfish farms and caterers selling live and boiled crawfish in Texas, from Beaumont to Houston to Dallas, and in between. Some offer local delivery, while others provide delivery only in designated metropolitan areas. And some offer pickup only.

Read more about crawfish suppliers, dealers and markets in Texas

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Time for the Lone Star Crawfish Festival in Texas!

TEXAS CRAWFISH IN THE NEWS


Crawfish season 2020: These are some of your favorite mud bug spots in Houston
(CHRON - Houston, Texas - 01/20/2020)

Crazy for seafood? Tips for a smashin' crawfish boil
(KISAT - San Antonio, Texas - 01/10/2020)

Get Excited - Crawfish Season is about to start in East Texas
(KICKS 105 - Lufkin, Texas - 01/03/2020)

Growing appetite for crawfish has Texas rice farmers hooked
(Houston Chronicle - 01/02/2020)

It's Crawfish Season in East Texas: Good crawfish and good times are the ingredients for success at Circle M in Big Sandy
(Tyler Morning Telegraph - 03/01/2019)

Austin springtime crawfish boils have arrived
(Austin360 - 02/20/2019)

10 San Antonio restuaurants to east crawfish this season
(MySanAntonio - 02/18/2019)

Crawfish cravings as spring time comes
(Alvin TX Sun - 02/12/2019)

Where to Find Austin's Finest Crawfish Boils This Season
(EATER Austin - 02/06/2019)

H-E-B opens True Texas Boil House for Houston seafood fans
(ABC 13 KTRK Houston - 01/25/2019)

Strap on your plastic bib, start pigging out - It's crawfish time
(KTRE - Nacogdoches - 01/04/2019)

A Louisiana girl's guide to crawfish in Houston
(KPRC - Houston - 02/02/2018)

After cold weather delays start of season, crawfish is officially back
(KHOU - Houston - 01/26/2018)

You'll have to wait a little longer for crawfish season this year
(Austin 360 - 01/10/2018)




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