Downtown Arkadelphia Crawfest

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Date(s) - 05/05/2017 - 05/06/2017
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Join the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce for its 6th annual Downtown Crawfest presented by Southern Bancorp. The crawfish boil starts Friday, May 5 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Crawfish and the fixings will be prepared by The Cue Eatery & Pool Hall and served in the parking lot at 617 Clinton Street in downtown Arkadelphia.

This event will provide local entertainment and showcase our downtown area. In addition to the crawfish boil, 67 Grill, JavaPrimo Coffee House and Café, and Slim and Shorty’s will be open offering food and drink options. Additionally, Little Penguin Tacos and Twisted Ice food trucks will have made to order tacos and shaved ice. The Dixie Jade Band will play throughout the evening.

At 6:30 p.m., contestants will participate in a crawfish eating contest. Each contestant will eat up to five pounds of crawfish within five minutes. There will be a kid’s zone sponsored by Arkadelphia Police Department filled with activities for the young and young at heart.
On Saturday, May 6, the Crawfish Crawl 5K and 10K will begin on Clinton Street at 8:30 a.m. along with the Southern Bancorp Andy Allison Super Kids Run at 10:30 a.m. Kids’ activities will continue through 1 p.m. with the Cajun Classic Dog Show hosted by the Humane Society of Clark County beginning at 12 noon.
Advance tickets are $20 and are  available at Southern Bancorp and the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce office. For more information on the event, please contact the Chamber at 870-246-5542 or Follow the event page on Facebook at “Downtown Arkadelphia Crawfest” for event updates.