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Why the Kemah Crawfish Festival is the New Black

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The 8th annual Kemah Crawfish Festival is taking place April 6-8, 2018 in Kemah, Texas, featuring all kinds of meals and dishes made from those tasty Texas crawfish, as well as live music to accompany your meal. You can grab yourself some delicious crawdads (being cooked at approximately 6,000 pounds per hour!) and find a variety of vendors who’ll also be serving up some great Cajun food fare such as alligator, frogs legs, and boudin! But, what’s so special about this festival above all others? The Kemah Crawfish Festival is “the new black” of events such as this.

Festival ticket prices are $8 for general admission, $20 for VIP tickets (which entitles the holder to admission plus three pounds of crawfish at a minimal wait time), and kids 12 years of age or younger get in free. Festival hours are Friday, April 6 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, April 7 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, April 8 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Situated under the Kemah Bridge, just a few miles southeast of Houston, this wonderful festival takes place on the shores of the Texas coastline, off Galveston Bay. It’s fashionable to find yourself here. It kicks off the Texas springtime in true Lone Star State fashion – with good food, great friends (old and new), and music that will make you want to kick up your heels in celebration!

Why the Kemah Crawfish Festival is the New Black

Photo: Facebook/Claire Durkee Worthington

The event’s website (a link to which is provided here) outlines all the details you’ll need to know and go, and have a great time with family and friends. Describing the festival site as a “…waterfront location that’s home to fabulous restaurants, charming shops, seasonal festivals and a parade of boats through the Kemah channel,” event organizers say, “This inviting atmosphere is the perfect location for you and your family and friends to come out and enjoy a sunny day near the bay.” If you haven’t been to Kemah, now’s a great time to check it out, and take in another part of Texas you’ve yet to experience!

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