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 firstname.lastname@example.org.