year on Father's Day Weekend, the town of Isleton
hosts the ANNUAL CRAWDAD FESTIVAL.
The festival draws crowds reaching 200,000 people!
Here is what is
in store during the festival:
is the largest consumption of crawdads outside
of Louisiana, over a three-day period, in
any one town on the planet.
25,000 pounds of crawdads, to be exact! Did
you ever see a bunch of folks in a crawdad
eating contest? You've gotta see it! It's
are crawdad races (the losers may be eaten)
for all to see! These rascals are the quarter
horses of crustaceans and are race ready!
you want to hear some Cajun sounds? We're
talking about 20 bands covering four stages!
more than just crawdads to eat, too. There
is enough gumbo to float a boat. Yep, we have
Jambalaya! The rice has spice, and plenty
of sausage! Do you have a taste for gator?
We've got it! It's said that these critters
were domesticated and trained to jump into
the fryer and onto a stick. They are yummy!
festival is more than just food, there's carnival
for all ages!
find plenty of vendor booths bursting with
all that hard to find stuff you just can't
buy in a retail store!
all you runners, don't forget Sunday's 5 Mile
Fun Run at 8:00am.
- The Isleton
Crawdad Festival is wheelchair accessible, with
handicap parking and restroom facilities.
- Overnight accommodations
for RV and Tents. No dogs please
The Crawdad Festival
is brought to you by the Isleton Chamber of Commerce
and the major sponsors, Budweiser, Southwest Airlines,
95.3 KUIC, and Contra Costa Times.
We are looking
When the festival is over you'll be our guest
at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, where you'll
be served all you can eat and drink. Contact the
Isleton Chamber of Commerce for more info.
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