Community Bank’s Downtown Crawfest

4th Saturday ·April 23rd 2022

Rain or Shine!

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p. m.

Front Street & Oak Street

winners announced @ 2:30 p.m.


Co-hosted by Sertoma of Laurel & Laurel Main Street

Want to come?

This event will take place downtown at the corner of West Oak & Front Streets with live music, 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 11:00 a.m. and the event will end at 3:00 p.m. $15 entry stamp will get you in the gate and all the tasting you can handle!  A $30 entry stamp and ticket will get you tastings and 5lbs of crawfish & add-ins to enjoy! 

KIDS under TWELVE enter & eat free! For those who don’t or can’t eat crawfish, Chick-Fil-A 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 the best overall boil.  Winners will be announced at 2:30 p. m.

We’ll be “splitting the pot” for cash!  1 –Ticket for $10 or 5 – Tickets for $40   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!

Be sure to check social media and blog posts for updates concerning this event.

Prizes generously provided by Community Bank.

  • Traditional Boil Award:  $500 & a Prize
  • Covfefe (add-ins) Award: $500 & a Prize
  • People’s Choice: $100 & a Prize
  • Spirit Tent: $100 & a Prize

Want to compete?

Entry Information

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


Mandatory Team Captain meeting the Monday PRIOR (April 18th) to the event at 5:30 p.m., Lott Furniture, 320 Front Street, Downtown Laurel.

Check out these resources:

Online Application

Crawfish Rules 2022

Sponsorship 2022 | Crawfest Levels


Crawfest: Pinch, Peel, Eat, Repeat


2022 Crawfest Judges plus a Surpise Judge