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Selma Crawfish Festival Dates Announced as Part of Big Texas Fun 2019

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Advertising 10K pounds of those tasty red morsels, this year’s Crawfish Festival in Selma, Texas, promises to be a good one! With the season fast approaching, those with an appetite for the crustaceans will be happy to know the event is offering a $250 prize for their eating contest. Mark off your calendars for March 22-25 and March 29-31, the two weekends covered in the Big Texas Fun 2019 Festival.

Those excited for the chance to demonstrate their commitment to this delicacy can register for the crawfish eating contest at the link provided here. Those simply looking to enjoy a plate can do so at the price of $10 per pound or opt for three pounds at $25 for a savings of $5. Over the course of the Big Texas Fun Festival, crawfish plates will be available both weekends, from Friday through Sunday. According to the event website, the Crawfish Festival is being brought back due to the “overwhelming response” from last year.

Selma Crawfish Festival Dates Announced as Part of Big Texas Fun 2019

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Big Texas Fun 2019 is scheduled for March 22-31, and the Crawfish Festival is a component of that large-scale event, being held at Retama Park Race Track. Featuring lots of good beer, a delicious barbecue cook-off, and a huge carnival, the event is sure to be a hit. Their Facebook page states: “We’ve managed to create a party so big and entertaining that it caters to everyone in South Texas.” Crawfish festivals are a large draw in Texas, which is right next door to the state that originally inspired the dish in a “boil.” A Louisiana Cajun tradition, a crawfish boil can include seasonings such as cayenne pepper and bay leaf. Hot sauce, salt, lemon juice, and melted butter will generally accompany a dish, which often comes complete with ears of corn, onions, garlic heads, and new potatoes. Some have been known to include mushrooms and smoked sausage to their boil as well, but each recipe varies. Regardless of the recipe, many fans of crawfish festivals argue that these little crayfish are a mouth-watering meal they can hardly wait for – as the season generally runs from late March through early June, depending on weather patterns. Do you attend local Texas crawfish festivals craving that tasty crayfish? What are some of the great events you’ve been to for taste and serving size?