One of our favorite times of the year is finally here! Saturday, April 17th, 2021, is the annual Community Bank’s Crawfest! After the year that we have had, everyone is itchin’ to get out of the house in some beautiful weather and eat as much crawfish as they can physically stand.
The corner of West Oak and Front Streets will be lined with several teams that are fired up to win Crawfest 2021! Not only will the title of winner be on the line, but these cooks have worked hard to hone their skills to showcase some unique and delicious recipes that will make us Laurelites take notice.
This year’s judges are ready to see what our teams have brought to the crawfish table! From enthusiasts to down-home cooks, expect them to really dig in!
10:00 A.M. – Teams check in.
11:00 A.M. – Gates open and crawfish is served!
2:30 P.M. – Our Crawfest 2021 winner will be announced!
3:00 P.M. – End of event. Time to head home and sleep off that crawfish coma!
Our list of prizes for our winners are as follows:
Traditional Award – $500 cash prize/Large platter by local artist
Covfefe Award – $500 cash prize/Large platter by local artist
People’s Choice Award – $100 cash prize/Small platter by local artist
Spirit of Crawfest Award – $100 cash prize/Small platter by local artist
This is a cash only event, but you can purchase your tickets early online! $15 gets you inside the gate, and it allows you to taste the entire time. For $30, you get endless tasting, add-ins, AND 5 whole pounds of crawfish to take with you for that after-nap snack! There will be live music and beverages to add to your experience.
Click link to purchase your tickets!
Kids under the age of 12 get free entrance and tasting, and Chik-Fil-A will be available for anyone wanting to enjoy the fun of the event without the crawdaddies.
Remember to bring out your inner judge when tasting because you will be voting for the winner of the People’s Choice Award!
Also, we love pets, but please remember to leave them at home during this event! We can almost guarantee that when you step through your front door smelling of delicious boil, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from your fur babies!
We Love our Sponsors and Producers!
We could not even begin to bring fun and family-friendly events like this to you without the support from our local businesses and sponsors. Because of their endless gratitude we are able to keep Downtown Laurel on the up-and-up with improvements! This benefit is also benefitting the Sertoma Club of Laurel!
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