Texas Crab Festival Finds New Home

New venue offers expanded opportunities

The Texas Crab Festival has announced plans to kick off the 34th annual celebration of Gulf Coast style Music, Art and Crabs with an exciting change of venue. The 2019 Texas Crab Festival opens Friday, May 10, 2019 at its new permanent home at 1605 Highway 87 in Crystal Beach, and runs through Sunday, May 12, 2019.

The new site, now named “Festival Park” sits on 51 acres formerly occupied by Texas Frog Fest, and features a huge performance stage, dedicated dance floor, beer garden, and plenty of room to grow. The Crab Fest makes the move from Gregory Park, its home since the festival began in 1985. The new location provides expanded growth opportunities for Texas Crab Festival Charities 501(c)3, which gives 100% of net proceeds from the festival back to the community in the form of scholarships, job training, youth camps and initiatives for residents of Bolivar Peninsula.

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All the traditional Crab Fest favorites will still be on board – Texas Crab Festival 5K Run, Crab Gumbo Cook Off, Crab Legs Contest, Weiner Dog Races, tournaments, contests and games; Carnival midway, RV and Boat shows. Sample tasty crabby creations and local seafood favorites from a variety of vendors while browsing booth after booth of coastal arts and crafts, gifts, beach wear and décor.

2019 music entertainment headliners Wayne Toups, Sunny Sweeney, Bag of Donuts and Sandy G y los Gavilanes take the new main stage along with Paul Childers, Tennessee Jet, Andy & the Dreamsicles, Treble Soul, The Cadillacs, Haley Comeaux, Heaven’s Love, and the Bolivar’s Got Talent Show. Keep the little ones entertained with Crab Races, games at the Crab Arcade, carnival rides, and fun activities at the Kid’s Stage.

The Texas Crab Festival runs May 10-12, 2019. Tickets are $10 for Friday or Saturday admission; kids 15 and under are free.. Everyone gets in free on Sunday, and parking is free all weekend. Carnival ride wristbands are half-price at $10 on Sunday.

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TCFC_478Texas Crab Festival Charities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves to improve the lives of those who call the Bolivar Peninsula home. Since its creation in 2013, TCFC has awarded over $370,000 to help support local residents and organizations. Proceeds from the annual Texas Crab Festival and donations from our patrons are reinvested in the community and help fund youth scholarships and camps, local schools and volunteer fire departments, and various outreach initiatives. So while you, your family, and friends are enjoying all the music, art and fabulous food the Texas Crab Festival has to offer, know that you are also helping to give back to our very special and unique community.