About the Texas Crab Festival – 2018

The Texas Crab Festival got its start in 1986, when a few of the Local Business folks were looking for a way to promote business and tourism in Crystal Beach. What began with a few hundred people, currently boasts thousands annually on Mothers Day Weekend for three days of Fun…Sun…and CRABS, CRABS, CRABS!


Date: Mother’s Day Weekend, May 11-13, 2018
Place: Gregory Park, 2292 Hwy 87, Crystal Beach, Texas
Hours: Friday 4pm-Midnight, Saturday 10am-Midnight, Sunday 10am-6pm
Attendance: Estimated 8000+
Cost: Friday $10, Saturday $10, (Fri & Sat, children 15 and under Free), Sunday FREE
Parking: Free
Volunteers: Over 200 volunteers
Sponsors: Over 60 Presenting-Platinum-Gold-Silver-Bronze level Sponsors representing a wide range of businesses and organizations
Vendor Booths: Over 60 vendor booths including food, arts and crafts
Carnival: Rides open during the festival
Entertainment: Live music throughout festival
Events: 2-Step Dance Contest, Wiener Dog Races, Washers Tournament, Crab Gumbo Cookoff, Crab Dish Contest, 5K Fun Run and more.
Kids Stage: Full line-up of events for kids
Crab Arcade: Crab-theme games for all ages
Souvenirs: Crab Festival T-Shirts, Hats, Koozies available for purchase
Raffle: TBD
Auction: Silent Auction with many unique items
Website: www.TexasCrabFestival.org, www.BolivarChamber.org
Media: CrystalBeachLocalNews.com, Bolivar Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, TourTexas.com
Facebook: Facebook/TexasCrabFestival, Facebook/BolivarChamber
Email: info@texascrabfestival.org
Notable:
– 33rd Annual Event
– Selected as one of “10 Best Festivals to Dive Into” by USA Today
– Featured on Food Network “Eating America with Anthony Anderson”
– Great Live Music all weekend
– “Music, Art & Crabs – Gulf Coast Style”


Read Brenda Cannon Henley’s wonderful story about
The History of the Texas Crab Festival

Texas Crab Festival Celebrates 30 Years of Music, Art, and Crabs


The Texas Crab Festival is operated by Texas Crab Festival Charities, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to increase educational and career opportunities for Bolivar Peninsula residents of all ages, and to support local organizations that further the goal of improving the lives of the residents of Bolivar Peninsula.

As the Texas Crab Festival continues to bring folks together each year for a fun-filled family weekend of entertainment, it also strives to give back. The Festival creates awareness of what our Gulf Coast community has to offer in terms of tourism, food and entertainment opportunities, encourages peninsula involvement, supports youth development, scholarships, and unites the community of Bolivar Peninsula in a spirit of pride. 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.



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