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The crawfish boil may be a cultural import from Louisiana, but us Texans take our crawfish boils very seriously. In fact, behind the barbecue cook-off, the crawfish boil would rank right near the top with chili cook-offs in terms of coveted bragging rights.
With mudbug season in full swing, here are a few festivals and restaurants in the Bay Area to help you fulfill your crustacean cravings.
Celebrate Kemah Crawfish Festival at the spiciest event South of Houston! With crawfish season in full swing, get hungry for more than 10,000 pounds of hot, boiled crawfish. This year’s family friendly event will be held at the Kemah City Parking Lot, April 19-21. There will be plenty of crawfish, beer, live music, vendors and fun!
This 4thannual event scheduled for April 20,at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, features a crawfish cook-off with all-you-can-eat mudbugs, live music, rides, craft vendors, and a kid zone. The charity event will be donating to Camp Hope, Texas Special Olympics, local education foundations, and other charitable efforts. Event is rain or shine.
One of the area’s newest Crawfish festivals, Boyd’s Crawfest, will return for a second year on March 30-31, at the foot of the Texas City Dike. Fun, food, friends, and beverages will highlight this crawfish cook-off with live music and a kids’ zone. There is something to experience for the whole family.
Of course, South Texans love a good festival that involves good food, good friends, and a good time. The adoption of crawfish festivals are no exception, but beyond that, the area features a number of cajun/creole restaurants in the area to help satisfy that craving year-round.
In Clear Lake Shores, TX is known for their amazing crawfish boils from the food trailer located in Okies Yardhouse. In League City, TX Crawfish & Seafood has joined Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar, which was honored with the title of Best Cajun Cuisine by Bay Area Houston Magazine in Best of the Bay. Other area restaurants include Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack, in Kemah; LA Crawfish in Clear Lake; and Floyds Cajun Seafood in Webster.