Schedule of Events

The Texas Crab Festival is 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
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-1K Run-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.


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!

Crab Legs Contest

Crab Legs Contest
Join in the fun and compete in the annual Crab Legs Contest. Six different categories: Walk and pose your way to Crab Legs Champion.


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!


Cornhole Tournament
Fun time Mother’s Day event. Cornhole Tournament, lots of fun with cash prizes for First-Second-Third. Sign up at the festival on Sunday morning. Tournament starts at 1:00 pm.

Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt
A great event for the whole family as you explore the Festival. The Hunt starts at 2:00 pm. Follow the clues to find all the treasures on the festival grounds. Cash prizes to the winners.


Youth Media Contest
Show off your talents while you show off Bolivar’s unique beauty. Photography contest open to grades 5-8 and 9-12; Poster contest open to grades K-4. Prizes given for each age range.