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isleton crawdad festival

crawdad festival isletonEach 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:

  • There is the largest consumption of crawdads outside of Louisiana, over a three-day period, in any one town on the planet.
  • Some 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 a hoot!
  • There are crawdad races (the losers may be eaten) for all to see! These rascals are the quarter horses of crustaceans and are race ready!
  • Do you want to hear some Cajun sounds? We're talking about 20 bands covering four stages!
  • There's 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!
  • The festival is more than just food, there's carnival for all ages!
  • You'll find plenty of vendor booths bursting with all that hard to find stuff you just can't buy in a retail store!
  • And 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 for volunteers! 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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Isleton Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 758 • Isleton, CA 95641
(916) 777-5880 • Fax: ( 916) 777-4330

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