One of the biggest crawfish festivals in the south returns this weekend featuring live music on three stages, hundreds of vendors, carnival rides and activities for kids of all ages, as well as 25 tons of Cajun crawfish.
Taking place over the next two weekends, the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival includes 44 musical acts. Rock bands like Fastball and Filter have performances, as well as Texas country favorite Stoney Larue. Other big names on the line-up include Shooter Jennings, Cody Canada and the Departed and Rhett Miller.
The festival is located at Preservation Park in Old Town Spring—130 Spring School Road—and is Old Town Spring’s biggest fundraiser. All proceeds go toward the Spring Preservation League, a nonprofit dedicated to the beautification of the area.
“This is one of the most exciting events, not just for people in Old Town Spring, but for people all over,” said Gina Rotolo, event organizer. “It’s a tremendous value for your entertainment dollar. You get to see multiple bands, shop tons of vendors and experience carnival rides and games. It is a nice way to spend time with your family or with a group of friends.”
Tickets at the gate cost $12 and are $8 in advance online. A wristband for the festival’s carnival rides costs $25. Kids 12 and under get in free. The festival’s hours are 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Fridays, 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.on Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The festival will also have an inaugural “Acoustic Sunday” April 22, where all musicians perform acoustic sets and tell the stories behind their music, Rotolo said.
“That will feature more of a singer-songwriter storyteller type of vibe as part of the family day Sunday program,” Rotolo said. “We thought introducing an acoustic day would fit in perfectly.”
For more information visit, www.texascrawfishfestival.com.