Want to come?
It’s crawfish season and we’re ready to get boiling! The inaugural Community Bank Downtown Crawfest will take place downtown at the corner of West Oak Street and Front with live music, food trucks, beverages, and teams competing to be the winner! All entries are cooked on site and will be judged by a team of crawfish experts and lovers.
The gates will open at 11:00am and the event will end at 4:00pm. $15 entry band will get you in the gate and all the tasting you can handle! A $30 entry band will get you in the gate and 5lbs of crawfish to enjoy! KIDS under five enter & eat free! For those who don’t or can’t eat crawfish, “fair food” options will be available for purchase.
Teams will have tasting trays to serve crawfish. Both entries allow attendees to browse teams and taste any or all the crawfish & add-ins, so that they can vote for the People’s Choice of best overall boil.
A Bayou Classic Crawfish Cooker with accessories will be raffled during the event. 1 Ticket for $10 or 3 Tickets for $20 & you do not have to be present to win.
Please note: Although we love our furry friends, we ask that you leave your pets at home. Thank you!
The Sertoma Club of Laurel is a local civic organization whose main goal is to help people with speech and hearing disabilities. The organization raises funds through t-ball programs, an annual golf tournament, and the Sertoma Christmas Parade held each year in downtown Laurel. Funds raised are given back to the community and are used to help with speech therapy, hearing aids or hearing accessories. The mission of the Sertoma Club is to mission is to improve the quality of life today, through education and support, for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss or speech impairments.
The focus of Laurel Main Street is the preservation and economic growth of Laurel’s Central Business District. Main Street is a unique and effective path to economic development through preservation. Using the four-point approach of organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring, Main Street communities boost local business from the city center outward. Laurel Main Street raises funds through various community events throughout the year and those funds support the LMS Façade & Amenities grant program as well as downtown beautification projects. This grant program was created to help downtown business owners refresh and update their downtown buildings. This grant will reimburse up to $5,000 per project for exterior improvements to buildings within downtown Laurel.
Want to compete?
The following links contain contestant information, rules, schedules, etc. for this year’s event.
Please download each file and return relevant forms to Laurel Main Street at:
409 W Oak Street, Suite 204 OR P.O. Box 1256
Laurel, MS 39440 Laurel, MS 39441
Prizes generously provided by Community Bank.
- Traditional Boil Award: $500 & a Large Platter by Mandy Buchanan
- Covfefe (add-ins) Award: $500 & a Large Platter by Mandy Buchanan
- People’s Choice: $100 & Small Platter by Mandy Buchanan
- Spirit Tent: $100 & Small Platter by Mandy Buchanan