21st Annual Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival April 25, 2015
Location: The Austin American Statesman Parking Lot
Address: 305 South Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704
Cost: Admission $20.00 cash at the gate. Kids 8 and under free with an adult.
Hours: 11am to 10:30pm
About the Event:
If you love all things Louisiana this is the event for you! Enjoy two stages featuring 10 Louisiana bands. You’ll hear Funk, Brass, Zydeco, Cajun, and the Blues. Tempt your taste buds with some amazing food vendors who sell everything from jambalaya to alligator. If you prefer crawfish, the Louisiana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival has 7,000 pounds of large, boiled, live Crawfish! We also have kid’s activities including bounce houses and slides, face painters, and more. Come ready to shop because the festival also has 25 arts & crafts booths.
General Admission $20 at the gate day of show cash only! (8 and under free with an adult admission)
Hours: 11am to 10:30pm
- Food & Drinks
- Liquor Beer or Wine
- Weapons or Fireworks
You Can bring:
- Baby Food & Drinks
- One bottle of water
TXDOT lot located accessed from Riverside Drive just east of Congress.
- Numerous paid lots in the area including
- * The Austin American Statesman Parking Lot at 305 S. Congress Ave.
- * Palmer Events Center Garage, S. 1st and Riverside
- * One Texas Center 505 Barton Springs Road Austin, TX 78704
- * Various hotels in area both south and north of the river
- * The Long Center at 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704
- Bike Parking: We have Bicycle Rack to secure your bike. Be GREEN!
We have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking near the festival. View real-time availability and pricing within walking distance of the festival.
Once purchased, parking is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever. Parking availability is limited, so it is strongly recommended that you purchase your parking in advance, if driving.
Scales Tails & Teeth Alligator Road Show
Featuring Jimmy Riffle and other cast, from the hit show Gator Boys which airs on Animal Planet. Together with the rest of his road show crew they bring a unique alligator wrestling and wildlife experience to you. They offer an up close and personal view with some of Florida’s most loved but also feared reptiles from the American Alligator to the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. Watch as they handle these wild animals and perform dangerous stunts and capture techniques, and demonstrations with other native and exotic reptiles. These shows are not just adrenaline heartpumping but educational and for all ages. Let us join you and bring to you an unforgettable experience.
- 12:30pm Geno Delafose & The French Rockin Boogie
- 3:00pm T-Broussard & The Zydeco Steppers
- 5:00pm Dirtfoot
- 6:30pm Marcia Ball
- 8:00pm Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band
- 9:30pm MarchFourth Marching Band
- 11:30am Jean-Pierre & The Zydeco Angels
- 2:00pm Kool & Together Featuring Candi & the Muthaload
- 4:00pm Dr. Zog
- 6:00pm Charles Thibodeaux & the Austin Cajun Aces
- 7:30pm The Crooks
- 2:30pm to 7:30pm Academicos da Opera
Scales Tails & Teeth Gator Show featuring Jimmy Riffle and other cast members of the Gator Boys TV show airing on Animal Planet
11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
11:30am, 2:00pm, 4:00pm
Food Vendors at event
Stuffed Cajun Meat Market – Large Boiled Crawfish 2 pounds for $10 add potatoes and Corn for $1, Jambalaya, Boudin Links
County Fair Catering: Funnel Cakes, Beignets, Corn Dogs, Chicken Tenders, Hot Dogs, Fries, Cotton Candy, Cheese Sticks, Fresh Lemonade
Texas Concessions – Boiled Shrimp, Shrimp Basket, Shrimp PoBoy, Oyster Basket, Oyster PoBoy, Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Boudin, Texas Taters, Catfish Basket, Rabbit, Frog Legs, Alligator, Shrimp on a Stick, Hamburgers, Footlong Corn Dogs, Philly Cheesesteaks, Tea, Cherry Limeade
Austin Scoops – Premium Ice Cream, Shaved Ice, Ice Cream Sandwiches
Wild Bill’s Soda – Old Fashioned Sodas Served in Souvenir Mugs
Marco’s Tacos – Aguas Frescas / Fresh Fruit Drinks
Good to Geaux – Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, Shrimp Etouffee, Strawberry Lemonade, Citrus Mint Tea
Catering with Elegance – Saute’ Catfish Sandwich, Andouille & Shrimp Jambalaya, Andouille Sausage Sandwich, Deep Fried Creole Chicken Legs, French Fries
Vito’s Kettle Corn – Kettle Corn
A Taste of the Caribbean – Jerk Chicken Plate—Rice, Plantains, Veggies, & Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork Plate—Rice, Plantains, Veggies, & Jerk Pork, Smoothies in a Pineapple or Cup, Tropical Juices