Community Bank’s Downtown Crawfest


4th Saturday · April

Rain or Shine!

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p. m.

Front Street @ Oak Street

Coming to downtown Laurel April 27th, 2019

Co-hosted by Sertoma of Laurel & Laurel Main Street

Want to come?

This  event will take place downtown at the corner of West Oak Street and Front 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 11:00am and the event will end at 4:00pm. $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 tasting and 5lbs of crawfish to enjoy! KIDS under TWELVE enter & eat free! For those who don’t or can’t eat crawfish, Chic -Filet 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.  Winners will be announced at 2:00 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 facebook and blog posts for updates concerning this event.

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


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

Interested in creating a team, sponsoring, or attending?

Check out these resources:

Crawfish Cook off Rules

Crawfish Cook Off Team Entry Form (Print Version)

Crawfish Cook Off Team Entry Form (Online Version)

Sponsor Levels

Sponsor Letter

Event Schedule


Who’s Sitting in the Hot Seat?


Time to Turn up the Heat!