Crawdads and Music in Harrison This Weekend

Jill M. Rohrbach

The Crawdad Days Festival in Harrison began 21 years ago and includes a carnival midway, food, crafts, music and, duh – crawfish! You can enjoy all the fun this weekend on May 20 and 21 in the historic downtown area.


Have a little Cajun in you? The Crawdad Eating Contest might be for you. The first 20 entrants to sign up get to play. Even if you’re not in the contest, you can enjoy the eating crawfish. There are plenty of other treats as well: ice cream, cotton candy, barbecue, fried pies, lemonade, corn dogs, polish sausage, hamburgers, fired fish, funnel cakes, nachos and more.


On Friday, May 20, there is an Ozarks Have You Got Talent Competition from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Then, Saturday, May 21 is packed with activities.


Main Stage Lineup (All concerts are free! You gotta like that.)

11 a.m.                 KHOZ CMA prize package drawing and Clay Cooper

12:30 p.m.           Dees and Friends

1:15 p.m.             Aged in Oak

2:30 p.m.             Wrathogen Solace

3:30 p.m.             Voice of Glory – “America’s Got Talent”

4:30 p.m.             George Brothers

6 p.m.                   Anthony Gomes

7:30 p.m.             Aranda

9 p.m.                   The Kentucky Headhunters


Car Show Schedule of Events

7 a.m. – 11 a.m.          Registration

1 p.m.                      Burn-Out Competition – Jr. High Track

4 p.m.                      Drawing for $1000, $500, $250 & $100

8 p.m.                      “Cruise-In” at McDonalds of Harrison


The Chester’s Children’s Stage lineup is:

10 a.m.                 Deborah Moore Academy of Dance

11 a.m.                 The Clogging Studio

11:30 a.m.           Mc. Christy’s Dance and Cheer

Noon                     Kaleidoscope Dance

1 p.m.                   Home Depot Kids workshop


Other activities:

8 a.m.                    5Krun/walk at the soccer complex

9 a.m.-6 p.m.     Canoe rides and climbing wall

9:15 a.m.              Crawdad Crawl

9:30 a.m.              Fishing Derby

11 a.m.                 Horseshoe Tournament

Noon                     Crawdad Eatin’ Contest

2 p.m.                   Rubber Duck Race

3 p.m.                   Boat Races: kayak, cardboard, and canoes

3 p.m.                   Skateboard competition


Other events include a Carnival Midway from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.


If you need more information, contact AnnaMarie Sullivan at 800-880-6265.



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