Downtown Crawfest in Arkadelphia


Editor’s note: The event featured in this article occurred in 2017, but we hear that this year’s will be the best yet. Find it on our Events page.


Shelley Loe of the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce has sent details on the upcoming Downtown Crawfest taking place May 5.  The crawfish boil starts at 5:30 p.m. and crawfish will served in the parking lot at 617 Clinton Street in downtown Arkadelphia. Advance tickets are $20 and are available at Southern Bancorp and the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce office.

They have also booked the country band Dixie Jade to perform a free concert and they will be playing from 5:30-9:30 p.m. that night on Clinton Street. Food trucks and other food and drink options will also be available downtown. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a crawfish eating contest, with the goal of eating up to five pounds of crawfish within five minutes. There will be a kid’s zone there too. On Saturday, May 6, the Crawfish Crawl 5K and 10K will begin on Clinton Street at 8:30 a.m. along with the Andy Allison Super Kids Run at 10:30 a.m. Kids’ activities will continue through 1 p.m. with the Cajun Classic Dog Show beginning at noon. For more information contact the Chamber at 870-246- 5542 or [email protected]