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 2018 crawfish festivals in Texas. 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.


2018 Crawfish Festivals in Texas

Festival City Date
Woodlands CrawPHish Festival
Town Green Park
11:00am - 6:00pm

The Woodlands, Texas March 24, 2018

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 March 24, 2018
Annual Kemah Crawfish & Zydeco Festival
Under the Kemah Bridge

Kemah, Texas April 6-8, 2018

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 7, 2018

5th Annual Katy Crawfish Festival
Crawfish, Craft Beer, Live Music, Kid Friendly, & Various Vendors in Historic Downtown Katy

details on website or on Facebook

Katy, Texas April 7-8, 2018

Kid Kreole Kooking Fest 2018
SpindleTap Brewery
10622 Hirsch Road
12:00pm - 6:00pm

details on Facebook

Houston, Texas April 8, 2018
3rd Annual Crawfish & Shrimp Boil
Karnes County Showbarn
Proceeds benefit the Karnes County Humane Organization

This year we are holding a Cajun cookoff featuring etouffee, jambalaya, gumbo, dessert and your best Mardi Gras cocktail as the categories.  The meal starts at 5:00 pm with a live and silent auction and the dance will be from 8:00-midnight.  The band this year is Dave Rukkus from George West.  Tickets are $50.00 presale and $60.00 at the door.

website | Facebook
Kenedy, Texas April 14, 2018
28th Annual Crawfish Boil & Fish Fry

Rosenberg, Texas April 14, 2018
Celina Cajun Fest 2018
Historic Celina Downtown Square

Crawfish boil, Cajun music, kids area, and much more

Celina, Texas April 14, 2018
Hutto Crawfish Festival
Downtown, East & Farley Streets
Hutto, Texas April 14, 2018

11th 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 14, 2018
Big Mamou Festival
Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, TX
Grand Prairie, Texas April 14-15 and 21-22, 2018
Annual Llano Crawfish Open

details | events
Llano, Texas April 20-21, 2018
Annual Lonestar Crawfish Festival
Sponsored by the Busby Foundation
Stubbs BBQ
801 Red River

Austin, Texas April 21, 2018
6th Annual Mudbug Bash
2:00pm - 7:00pm
Dallas Farmers Market
920 S. Harwood
Crawfish, music, and games and much more

Dallas, Texas April 21, 2018

27th 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 27, 2018

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 or on Facebook

Orange, Texas April 27-28, 2018
2018 Crawfest New Braunfels

New Braunfels, Texas April 27-29, 2018
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Old Town

Spring, Texas April 28-29, 2018

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 5, 2018

12th Annual Young Life Crawfish Boil
Pearland Town Center
11200 Broadway Street
Noon - 8:00pm
Proceeds from the boil will help send kids from all over Brazoria County to camp this summer to experience the best week of their lives!.

details and ticket purchases on the web

Pearland, Texas May 5, 2018

Rayzur's 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, 2018
Houston Crawfish, Crab & Grill Festival
Crawfish, music and more
Hobby Event Center
9906 Gulf Freeway
2:00pm - 11:00pm

Houston, Texas May 12-13, 2018

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


Fredericksburg, Texas May 25-27, 2018
Crawfish Festival
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto Amphitheater

DeSoto, Texas June 2, 2018
Annual Medina Lake Cajun Festival
Park Rd. 37 and 15th St. W, Lakehills, TX 78063
11:00am - 10:00pm
Lakehills, Texas September 22, 2018


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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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