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 – Friday

Boots or no Boots…scoot your way around the dance floor! Contest will be two dances – one upbeat and one slow. No entry fee and the Best Dancers win Cash Prizes.


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.


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.


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!

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.


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


Cornhole Tournament – Saturday

Fun time Mother’s Day event. Cornhole Tournament, lots of fun with cash prizes for First-Second-Third. Sign up at the festival. Tournament starts after the Washers Tournament.

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.


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.