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.


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


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Wiener Dog Races – Saturday
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.   MORE INFO


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5K-1K Run-Walk – Saturday
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.   MORE INFO


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Crab Gumbo Cookoff – Saturday
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!   MORE INFO


Crab Legs Contest

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


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Washers Tournament – Saturday
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!   MORE INFO


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Cornhole Tournament – Sunday
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.   MORE INFO


Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt – Sunday
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.   MORE INFO


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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.