Pearland Crawfish Festival
Daily Event: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
The Pearland Convention and Visitor's Bureau Presents
THE PEARLAND CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
APRIL 5 -7, 2013
Shadow Creek Ranch
Highway 288 between FM 2234 and Broadway
The Friends of Pearland Westside Library
The Houston Blues Society
April 5 – 7 the bugs will be boiling and a “bon temp” will be had by all at the first annual Pearland Crawfish Festival. The Pearland Crawfish Festival takes the friendly, relaxed fun and community feel of a small town fair and serves it up big.
We’ll be serving crawfish hot, fresh, at multiple stations throughout the festival at a great price, along with the best of Cajun dishes and classic festival fare. The festival will take place on a 50 acre lot on the West side of HWY 288 between Broadway (FM 518) and FM 2234 provided by Shadow Creek Ranch, providing perfect visibility and plenty of room for fun, crawfish at multiple stations, stages, a 20 ride carnival, and parking at the festival site.
The mix of flavors includes the live music with the area's best Zydeco, Texas Country, and Classic Rock, while The Houston Blues Society will bring in the blues. There will be costumed performers and activities, crawfish races, crawfish-eating contests, and more continuing throughout the event. Performers will mingle with vendors of gifts, arts and crafts. A full Carnival will provide plenty of activities and fun for kids. All of Pearland is ready to join in and help show the world everything that makes life here so special.
Crawfish: We’re bringing in the best farm-raised crawfish the Gulf Coast has to offer at a great price. The crawfish service is being handled by Swamp Shack Catering - world-class, professional boilers who learned the art deep in the bayous of Louisiana. They have supplied crawfish and catered events, festivals, and high profile parties along the Gulf Coast. The choice of Swamp Shack Catering will assure patrons of great crawfish, served fast and hot, spiced just right, with professional handling, at a great price.
Houston Blues Society Stage - Sponsored by Wonderful Windows & Siding: The Houston Blues Society is dedicated to the study, research and preservation of the blues culture and music unique to Houston, Texas and the Texas Gulf Coast. They will provide a stage showcasing this iconic music of overcoming struggle that has deep traditions joining Texas and Louisiana. Performances By:
Chuck Collins | TX Blues Brothers Tribute & Show Band | John Egan | The BlUUnotes | Dave Nevling & the Blues Kats | Wild Rabbit Salad | TreynWrek | The Downstairs Mixup | Texas 99 | Tin Cadillac | Henry Jones | Blues for Two with Steve Krase | The Brad Absher Band | .07 Blues Band
Bayou Stage: The best in regional Zydeco, Country, and Classic Rock Bands featuring performances by:Zydeco Dots | Bon Ton Mickey | Sugarland Brass Band | Richard Cagle & The Voodoo Choir | Flipside | Jesse Roach | Culver House | Big Noyzz | Crosstown Renegades | Irie Time | The Scars Heal in Time | David Joel with more to come!
Crawfish Eating Contest: Contestants compete for the championship over the three days of the event.
The Gulf Coast Washer Pitching Championship: Presented by Big Daddy Washer Boards, competitors will vie for the title of Washer Champion in this popular horseshoes-like game and a trophy board.
Carnival: Happy World Shows is a world-class provider or amusement rides, games, and food to fairs, festivals, and events throughout the states of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and even the Republic of China. They have 40+ years of experience in the amusement industry and amusement rides ranging from spectacular adult rides such as the German built Enterprise to family rides such as the Giant Wheel and rides geared for the little ones too
Festival Vendors: The festival will feature rows of vendors with the best of arts, crafts, gifts and more from Pearland, the Greater Houston-Gulf Coast Area and around the country.
Above all, this festival is all about the food.
Enjoy all the great tastes of Louisiana with a wide variety of Cajun and festival food. Cajun cuisine grew out of the bayou culture, where people with a love of great food and good times had to make do with what was available. Applying sheer artistry to simple ingredients, they created unique blends of rich flavors and lively spices that captivated the world. Seafood and game from the bayous and bays, meat, sausage, and vegetables from the farms, and the bountiful supply of herbs and spices from the woods and swamps learned over generations have been joined in almost endless variations. Our Vendors proudly offer the best of the tradition, as well as classic festival fare. *Pistolettes *Crawfish Etoufee *Gumbo *Shrimp Creole *New Orleans Crab Cakes *Blackened Grouper *Louisiana Lobster Puff *Fried Shrimp *Fried Catfish *Jambalaya *Fried Alligator *Red Beans & Rice with Andouille Sausage *Sweet Roast Corn *Sausage-On-A-Stick *Handmade Tacos & Tamales *BBQ *Turkey Legs *Hot Dogs *Corn Dogs *Kettle Corn *Son-Cones *Funnel Cakes *German Roasted Nuts *Cupcakes & Cookies *and much more!
In Pearland, you’ll find a highly skilled, productive workforce, outstanding schools, safe neighborhoods and a superb quality of life. Mix these attributes with dynamic, business-friendly community leaders and it's no wonder that Pearland, located just south of Houston, is the fastest growing city in the region. In fact, "fast growth" is an understatement. Since 2000, this community has increased in size by 142 percent. to over 129,000 As the second fastest growing city in Texas and the 15th in the nation, Pearland is a thriving community with a diverse young workforce, with the average resident age at 33 years.
About The Friends of Pearland Westside Library
In the last ten years the city of Pearland has seen its population grow exponentially, with most growth occurring on the west side around Hwy 288 and FM 518 (Broadway). The Friends of Pearland Westside Library is an organization created for and dedicated to the establishment and support of a public library to serve Pearland’s Westside. Currently, the city’s population of over 129,000 is served by one library on the east side, requiring commute times of 20 to 30 minutes each way for west side residents. In 2012, both Brazoria County Commissioners and Pearland City Council approved the plans and authorized funding for a store front location of approximately 6,000 square feet to be located in the HEB Center at Hwy 288 and FM 518. The Friend’s Group is working to raise additional funds to help pay for books, equipment, materials, and supplies above and beyond the initial investment the City of Pearland has committed.
Friday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Day of Show
$18 3-Day Pass
Children 12 & Under &
Military in uniform FREE
Media Contacts and Sponsorship
Michael R. Martin
Bands and Vendors: