365 Things to Do in Memphis #101: Eat Crawfish on the Tracks at Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 10th 2012 726 5

Normally, I don't advise sitting on the trolley tracks –  it's a little uncomfortable and more than a little dangerous. This weekend, though, you should grab a bucket of crawfish and a seat wherever you can (including on the tracks) at the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival.

Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival, Memphis, Tenn.

From noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 15, the Rajun Cajun crew will cook and serve more than 15,000 pounds of crawfish. There will be live Cajun and Zydeco music, vendors, a gumbo cooking contest and all sorts of crawfish-related games (bobbing for crawfish, crawfish toss, crawfish racing, crawfish eating contests).

Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival, Memphis, Tenn.

This year, the family friendly festival has expanded to include Wagner Place (which runs along the river-side of AutoZone's offices) and Riverside Drive. Admission is free, but you can buy buckets of crawfish for $20 and beers for $4. Proceeds from the 20th annual festival benefit Porter Leath.

Go there:

Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival

Free admission, all ages

Sunday, April 15, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Wagner Place between Union and Beale St.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  2. Michael Belk says:

    This looks like fun.  This has to be the only time I would advise sitting on a railroad track.  The crawfish looks good.  

    I wish I knew how to eat crawfish, but I get intimidated by the shells, but the food looks great.

    I might have to come by this one for the fun.  thanks

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