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2014 marks the 29th year for the Texas Crab Festival, a celebration of the great music, art and food of the Texas Gulf Coast…and great events.


Texas 2-Step Dance Contest
Boots or no Boots…scoot your way around the dance floor! No entry fee and the Best Dancers win Cash Prizes.


Wiener Dog Races
Will “Harvey” win it again? Join the FUN and enter your wiener dog in the Texas Crab Festival Wiener Dog Races. This is an annual event at the crab festival and is a huge crowd-pleaser.


5K Fun Run-1K Walk
Kick off the Texas Crab Festival with a timed 5K Run around the Crab Festival certified course. Or join the fun with a 1K Walk. Get a T-shirt and entry to the Festival.


Charity Crab Gumbo Cookoff
It wouldn’t be a Crab Festival without a Crab Gumbo Cookoff. Participate and show off your best recipe, or savor the flavor and sample the entries! All proceeds go to charity.


Washers Tournament
Who’s been practicing all year? This is a great warmup for the summer beach tournaments. Cash Prizes to the top winners of the Washers Tournament!


Youth Media Contest
Show off your talents while you show off Bolivar’s unique beauty and lifestyle. Photography contest: Open to Kids grades 5-8 and 9-12; Poster contest: Open to Kids grades K-4. Prizes will be given for each age range. Winners will be announced and displayed at the Texas Crab Festival.