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!


Listed below are festivals and events normally scheduled most years.

However, concern over the spread of the Coronavirus has led many events in 2021 to be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled.

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


Crawfish Festivals in Texas (By City)

Festival City

Austin Crawfish Festival
Downtown Austin

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
Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Busby Foundation
Stubbs BBQ
801 Red River

Austin, Texas

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!


Celina, Texas
Bernie's Famous Crawfish Boil
Del Mar College Foundation
Concrete Street, Old Market Pavilion

Corpus Christi, Texas
Crawfish Festival
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto Amphitheater

DeSoto, Texas

Annual Crawfish and Cannons
Live crawfish boil, cannon firing on the hour, Bloody Mary bar, the official State of Texas Longhorn Herd, childrens activities, farmers market vendors, and live music!


Fort Belknap, Texas  (near Newcastle and Graham)

Crawfish Festival in the Heights
411 West 20th Street


Heights, Texas

Annual Community Family Fun Fest & Crawfish Boil
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Houston Heights

Houston Liederkranz, 5100 Ella Blvd

Free admission, live music, silent auction & raffle prizes, crawfish & shrimp plates, bouncy house and fun activities for the kids.


Heights, Texas
Houston Crawfish, Crab & Grill Festival
Crawfish, music and more
Hobby Event Center
9906 Gulf Freeway

Houston, Texas

University of Houston Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil

UH Campus, Lynn eusan Park


Houston, Texas

Hutto Crawfish Festival
Downtown, East & Farley Streets


Hutto, Texas

Annual Keller Crawfish Krawl & Car Show

Great food, festive music, car show and fun galore.

Free admission. Free parking. Crawfish and other cajun foods. Live entertainent, face painting and balloon art.


Keller, Texas

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
Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
Lincoln Community Hall
1015 Avendue D

Lincoln, Texas
Annual Llano Crawfish Open

Llano, Texas

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

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


McAllen, Texas
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. 

Muenster, Texas

Crawfest New Braunfels
Comal County Fairgrounds

New Braunfels, Texas

Annual Plantersville Crawfish Festival & Cook-off


Plantersville, Texas

Annual Port O'Connor Crawfish Festival &  Cookoff
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.


Port O'Connor, Texas
Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry

Rosenberg, Texas
Crawfish Festival at Big Texas Fun
Retama Park

Selma, Texas
Annual Pedernales Fire Department Auxiliary Crawfish Boil
801 Bee Creek Road

Spicewood, Texas
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Old Town Preservation Park

Spring, Texas

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

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


Stephenville, Texas
Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
Town Green Park

The Woodlands, Texas

Muddy Bowl Crawfish Cook-Off
Rob Fleming Park
6055 Creekside Forest Drive

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.


The Woodlands, Texas

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.


Tomball, Texas

Woodforest Crawfish Carnival
Christine Allen Nature Park
5831 Woodforest Parkway South


Woodforest, Texas



List of Crawfish Festivals in Other States

Crawfish festivals in Louisiana

Crawfish festivals 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

Time for the Lone Star Crawfish Festival in Texas!
Time for the Lone Star Crawfish Festival in Texas!



A rough start to the 2021 crawfish season due to cold weather
(KFDM Beaumont - 01/30/2021)

The 2021 crawfish season is here!
(ABC13 Houston - 01/28/2021)

Crawfish season underway in Brazoria County
(The Facts - Clute, Texas - 02/12/2020)

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

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)