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Avoid a Rookie Mistake: Don’t Miss the Llano Crawfish Open

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Spring is the time of year that many Texans love above all others. The trees begin to bud, the days begin to get longer, and the temperatures begin to warm but are not yet sweltering. The abundance of great music events and festivals that arise in the spring can be no coincidence. Come March and April, Texans are ready to enjoy the outdoors, and all the better if good food and music are involved. The Llano Crawfish Open, happening April 20 and 21, will provide us eager Texans a healthy dose of food and music to bring in spring in style.

Photo: Facebook/Llano Crawfish Open

Bring your appetite. Not only will there be a crawfish boil, but patrons can also choose among barbeque, jambalaya, and potatoes and corn among other food options.

Photo: Facebook/Llano Crawfish Open

Tracy Byrd and Flatland Cavalry headline the weekend on Friday and Saturday night, but you also won’t want to miss Les Hartman and Eleven Hundred Springs and the other music acts that will hit the stage throughout the two-day event. Make no mistake, food, and music will not be in short supply!

Photo: Pixabay

This event also continues to feature a golf tournament and many more activities such as crawfish team roping, arts and crafts, kid-friendly activities, auction items, a motorcycle fun run, and the crawfish crawler 5K walk/run!

The crawfish boil, vendors, and music can be found at the Llano, Texas Park Pavilion. Children under 12 are free and adults pay $10 after 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Visit their Facebook page for more pictures from years past and to keep up with any new announcements. Their 2018 event-specific page is also posted at the link provided here! If you would like additional details, the official web page is also available here

In its 29th year, this event will no doubt please as years past have as well. Make plans to attend and be sure to bring your appetite and dancing shoes!