Two days of live Zydeco, Blues, Country and Rock music on two stages. Indulge in delicious Gulf crabs in various dishes by local restaurants, and other indigenous foods from Southeast Louisiana.
The festival offers a variety of fun events for all ages. Back again are "Boat Rides on the Bayou," short tours of Bayou Bonfouca with Capt. Dave of Cat's Meow Fishing Experience. Fest-goers will also enjoy the car and motorcycle show, games and interactive activities for kids, raffles, and new this year, the St. Tammany Crab Festival Battle of the Bands. Four Gulf Coast-region artists will be given the opportunity to perform on Saturday, and celebrity judges will pick the winners, who will be awarded thousands in cash prizes. (Artists' entry information will be announced at http://www.sttammanycrabfestival.com.)
Festival admission is $20 for adults, and free for children 12 and under. Weekend passes may be available, contact festival organizers. Boat ride tickets are $10, Children 5 and under free. One child per adult. ONLY presold tickets will be entered into giveaway raffles. They will be held every hour during the festival, from 1pm to 8:30pm. Ticket purchase locations in New Orleans and on the Northshore can be found on the website.
The St. Tammany Crab Festival Group offers a mainstream forum for local business owners and non-profit organizations to promote and sell their products and services. The foundation's core values include the encouragement of cultural and civic activities that ultimately strengthen relationships within St. Tammany Parish and adjoining communities.