FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY IN A NEW LOCATION AT THE 35th ANNUAL PENSACOLA CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
Pensacola, Fla. (April 15, 2019) Don’t be shy, dig in! Fiesta Pensacola is excited to announce that the 35th annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival will take place Friday, April 26th from 11AM-11PM, Saturday, April 27th from 10AM-11PM, and Sunday, April 27th from 11AM-5PM in our new location, Community Maritime Park, in downtown Pensacola. Our Admissions Gate, sponsored by Synovus, will have festival admission for $6 daily (children 12 and under are free). Join us before 3:00 PM on Friday, April 26th, and admission is free! Admission for active duty military with ID on Friday, April 26th is also free. Great food, live entertainment, and fun for all ages await you!
Be sure to bring your appetite. We are excited to announce the return of Cordova Crawfish Company as our crawfish vendor. This year’s festival features over 16,000 pounds of boiled crawfish provided by the Pensacola based company. You won’t want to miss our other delicious options: Jambalaya, Étouffée, Crab Cakes, Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Crawfish Bread, Shrimp, Bloomin’ Onions, Chicken Tenders, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream and much, much more!
We’ve moved! Join us at our NEW LOCATION, Community Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola, right behind Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium.
ARTS & CRAFT VENDORS
An exciting update to the 2019 Pensacola Crawfish Festival is the addition of arts and craft vendors. For the first time ever, we will be joined by 30 local artisans and craftsmen showcasing their various talents. The vendor categories vary from paintings to photography, gourmet to jewelry, home décor to wall art and so much more!
The 2019 Pensacola Crawfish Festival entertainment schedule:
Friday, April 26th
6:00pm – Corey Ledet
8:30pm – Justin Jeansonne
Saturday, April 27th
1:00pm – Ben Loftin & The Family
3:30pm – Honey Island Swamp Band
6:00pm – Lost Bayou Ramblers
8:00pm – Paperchase
Sunday, April 28th
12:00pm – Stooges Brass Band
2:30pm – Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band
CRAWFISH EATING CONTEST
How many pounds of crawfish can you eat? Come take part in the 14th annual Cat Country 98.7 Crawfish Eating Contest. Contestants may participate in the kids, adults, or CrawDADDY division. Kids entry is free, adult entry is $5 and CrawDADDY entry is $10. Registration starts 30 minutes prior to each competition, and prizes are presented after each competition.
Friday, April 26th: 5:30 p.m. Adult Contest
8 p.m. CrawDADDY Contest
Saturday, April 27th: 3:00 p.m. Kids Contest
5:30 p.m. Adult Contest
7:30 p.m. CrawDADDY Contest
Sunday, April 28th: 11:30 p.m. Kids Contest
2 p.m. CrawDADDY Contest
The Children’s Area, sponsored by COX, will be open on Saturday (10AM-5PM) and Sunday (11AM-5PM) offering cost-friendly arts and crafts, crowns, games and face painting.
Slide on over to our one-stop shop for all of your Crawfish Festival goodies! Choose from this year’s festival t-shirts, novelties, hats and koozies. All of these and more are available at the Gift Shop, located next to the admissions gate.
FREE Festival parking is available in the Blue Wahoos Stadium parking lot on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking will also be available in the large grass lot across W. Main Street and various lots in the downtown area. Handicapped parking will be available Friday through Sunday with permit in the parking lot of Blue Wahoos Stadium.
Pets, coolers and outside food and beverages are not allowed. For more information about the Pensacola Crawfish Festival or other Fiesta events, call 850-433-6512, visit www.fiestapensacola.org or www.Facebook.com/FiestaPensacola
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
This year’s Crawfish Festival sponsors include COX Communications, Budweiser, Pepsi, WEAR ABC 3, Synovus, Independent News, Cat Country 98.7, News Radio 1620, Pensacola News Journal, Community Coffee, Lamar Advertising, Alsco and Framing By Design
Contact: Margaret-Anne West, PR & Marketing Director