Crawfish Festivals in Texas

Texas Crawfish Festivals and Events in 2019

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 2019 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.


2019 Crawfish Festivals in Texas

Festival City Date

Crawfish Festival and Parade 2019
411 West 20th Street


Heights, Texas March 2, 2019

Austin Crawfish Festival
Barton Creek Square Mall
2901 South Capital of Texas Highway
11:00am - 11:00pm

The Austin Crawfish Festival is a celebration of two major industries in Texas: crawfish and beer! We bring over 5,000 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 off Texas’ largest craft beer vendors to provide beer by the pitcher, along with lots of music!


Austin, Texas March 8-9, 2019
Crawfish Festival at Big Texas Fun
Retama Park

Selma, Texas March 22-25 and 29-31, 2019

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


Stephenville, Texas March 23, 2019
Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
Town Green Park
11:00am - 6:00pm

The Woodlands, Texas March 23, 2019
Bernie's Famous Crawfish Boil
Del Mar College Foundation
5:30pm - 9:30pm
Concrete Street, Old Market Pavilion

Corpus Christi, Texas March 28, 2019
Boyds Best Crawfest 2019
Bay Street Park on Texas City Dike

Texas City, Texas March 30-31, 2019

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

The Woodlands, Texas April 6, 2019

Woodforest Crawfish Carnival
Christine Allen Nature Park
5831 Woodforest Parkway South

Noon to 5:00pm


Woodforest, Texas April 6, 2019

7th 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 April 13, 2019
Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Busby Foundation
Stubbs BBQ
801 Red River

Austin, Texas April 13, 2019

Hutto Crawfish Festival
Downtown, East & Farley Streets


Hutto, Texas April 13, 2019
Annual Kemah Crawfish & Zydeco Festival
Under the Kemah Bridge

Kemah, Texas April 19-21, 2019

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 on website

or Facebook Page

Hitchcock, Texas April 20, 2019

28th 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
detail and tickets

McAllen, Texas April 26, 2019

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 page

Angleton, Texas April 26-27, 2019
Annual Llano Crawfish Open

details | events
Llano, Texas April 26-27, 2019
29th Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Rosenberg, Texas April 27, 2019

7th Annual Port O'Connor Crawfish Festival &  Cookoff
11:00am - 7:00pm
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.


Port O'Connor, Texas April 27, 2019
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Old Town Preservation Park

Spring, Texas April 27-28, 2019

Crawfest New Braunfels
Comal County Fairgrounds

New Braunfels, Texas April 27-28, 2019

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

details or on Facebook

Orange, Texas May 3-4, 2019

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.


Tomball, Texas May 4, 2019

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 May 4, 2019

University of Houston Offshore Industry Crawfish Boil

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


Houston, Texas May 5, 2019
Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
Lincoln Community Hall
1015 Avendue D

details and ticket information
Lilncoln, Texas May 10, 2019
Houston Crawfish, Crab & Grill Festival
Crawfish, music and more
Hobby Event Center
9906 Gulf Freeway
2:00pm - 11:00pm

Houston, Texas May 11, 2019

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


Fredericksburg, Texas May 24-26, 2019
Muenster Volunteer Fire Department Mudbug Bash
Last year the Bash served 10,200 lbs of crawfish, and is hoping to serve more in 2019. Live bands will perform as well. 

details on Facebook
Muenster, Texas June 1, 2019
Crawfish Festival
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto Amphitheater
6:00pm - 10:00pm

DeSoto, Texas June 1, 2019



List of Crawfish Festivals in Other States

Crawfish festivals in 2019 in Louisiana

Crawfish festivals in 2019 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!


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)

Customers shop for high-dollar crawfish ahead of season
(WBRZ - Baton Rouge - 01/02/2019)

Is it crawfish season yet?
(Houma Today - 12/28/2018)

Crawfish for Christmas? An early harvest bodes well for 2019 season
(The Advocate - Baton Rouge - 12/24/2018)

NOLA Crawfish Festival Announces Tasty Initial Lineup for 2019
(Music Fest News - 12/20/2018)

Crawfish Season Has Begun
(LSU Ag Center - 12/19/2018)

Crawfish make early appearance at Ascension Parish restaurants
(WAFB Baton Rouge - 12/14/2018)

Crawfish prices said to be on an incline
(KPLC Lake Charles - 12/11/2018)

This is the Best Crawfish Boil Sauce in the City
(Houstonia Magazine - 11/28/2018)

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)