Crawfish Boil: 5 Events to Have on Your Radar

Crawfish season is here!

Get in all of the mudbug action you want at crawfish boils in and around the state and what’s awesome is most of them are all for a great cause!

Here are five events to check out:

  • Central Arkansas National Wild Turkey Federation Heritage Banquet Crawfish Boil, 6:45 p.m. Thursday (March 27), North Little Rock: The banquet, which will be at Fisher’s Armory in North Little Rock (off Main Street at the JFK exit on I-40), will include a silent auction, a live auction, drawings for prizes and all the crawfish you can eat. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The corporate tables are $565 and include eight tickets, one sponsor membership, five regular memberships and two admissions. If you are interested in a corporate table or sponsorship, call (501) 604-4575.
  • CARTI’s Ragin’ Cajun Bash at River Market Pavilions, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, Little Rock: Experience the tastes of Louisiana at CARTI’s Ragin’ Cajun Bash from 6 to 9 p.m. Festivities include an all-you-can-eat crawfish boil with all the Cajun trimmings, delicious drinks, an auction and great live music. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Get more information here.
  • Central Arkansas Ducks Unlimited 7th Annual Crawfish Boil & “Sportsman’s Night Out” Event, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, North Little Rock: Take the guys out for a night of crawfish and catfish with a chance to bid on auction items and enter special drawings at the Central Arkansas Ducks Unlimited 7th Annual Crawfish Boil at the Blue Rock Gun Club, located off of I-440 and Hwy. 165 on Carpenter Road. Tickets are $35 and include a crawfish and catfish dinner. Get your tickets by calling (501) 412-8055 and find more information here.
  • 5th Annual Hat Club Crawfish Salute at the Downtown River Market Pavillion, 6 p.m. Friday, May 16, Little Rock: Get all-you-can-eat crawfish, potatoes, and corn, as well as all-you-can-drink (alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages). From 6-10 p.m., there will be live music, raffle items, a silent auction and its coined Crawtucky Derby where you buy a live crawfish for a race and the winner gets a nice prize. This year’s proceeds will go to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at UAMS and the Little Rock Zoo. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased here.
  • Crawdad Days Festival, Saturday, May 16- Sunday, May 17, Harrison: In its 24th year, the festival has become a go-to event for Arkansans in the spring if you’re looking to travel a couple of hours north. At the weekend festival, enjoy all the food, crafts, clothing items and the star attraction – crawfish! A 5K run will kick things off Saturday morning and festival-goers will take part in canoe rides, a bungee jump, pony rides, a crawdad eating contest and carnival, just to name a few. Also check out all the music lined up, which includes a venue for every taste: country, rock-n-roll and down home. Click here for more information.

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