PRESS RELEASE: Ready, Set, Boil Community Bank’s Crawfest


Contact: Susan Ladd

Laurel Main Street

(601) 433-3255


Co-Hosted by Laurel Main Street and Sertoma of Laurel

Laurel, MS––April 14, 2022–– Laurel Main Street is proud to present the annual return of Community Bank’s Crawfest in Downtown Laurel. The event begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 23rd and ends at 3:00 PM. Entry will be at the corner of West Oak Street and Front Street, with live music, beverages, and tasting tents expanding down Front Street.

Tickets can be purchased on-site or online through Laurel Main Street’s website or Facebook page. Tickets are $15 for general tasting, and a $30 ticket adds 5 pounds of crawfish and add-ins to take home.

Both tickets allow attendees to browse teams and taste any crawfish or add-ins, so that they may vote for the People’s Choice of best overall boil. Official judges for the event will choose the winners for other categories, and awards will be announced at 2:30 PM.

If you’d like to enter your team in the competition, please visit to find information, as well as a link to purchase tickets. Prizes for the winning teams are generously provided by Community Bank.

Attendees, please be aware that pets are not allowed at Crawfest, but are allowed Downtown and in many businesses in the area. Please remember to clean up after your furry friends!

Founded in 2007, Laurel Main Street is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to revitalizing historic downtown Laurel, MS through preservation and economic growth. To learn more about Laurel Main Street, please visit

Written by Kaitlyn Warden

Kaitlyn Warden, a Jones County resident, recently graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BSBA in Marketing with a certificate in Professional Selling. She also graduated from Pearl River Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in 2020 and is a South Jones High School class of 2018 graduate. Kaitlyn is the Social Media and Website Content Creator for Laurel Main Street. She also works at Elegant Evenings in Downtown Laurel, where she works as a consultant and social media manager. Kaitlyn enjoys being involved in Downtown Laurel and helping grow this amazing community through social networking!