Cajun Fest

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Cajun Fest

Date: Apr 13, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Taylor County Fairgrounds from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Shrimp & Crawfish Boil Served ALL DAY

Crawfish Crawl (5K run/walk) at 8:30 am – Shotwell Stadium

Have you heard? ABILENE IS GOING CAJUN! So, mark your calendars for AEF’s Cajun Fest Saturday, April 13th at the Taylor County Expo Center Fairground Round Building. Our authentic Louisiana style Shrimp Boil with Crawfish (over 2 pounds of crawfish and shrimp per plate) will be served all day beginning at 11 am until 7:00 pm or we sell out so come early. Crawfish not your thing? Don’t worry! We will have an alternate meal as well. All proceeds benefit the students of AISD.


Cajun Festival will once again celebrate the outstanding performing groups of AISD. Last year we showcased Revolution Strings, Craig MS Jazz Band, AHS Jazz and Steel Drum Bands, the Community Band, several elementary choirs and performing groups, and we added a few community groups as well including the Abilene Community Band, HSU Cowboy band, and the McMurry/HSU Trumpet group AEF will also announce the winners of the K-3rd grade coloring contest on April the 13th. The Master of Ceremonies and additional music will be provided by Eric Logan with eMotion Entertainment.


The day will kick-off with the a 5k run/walk “Crawfish Crawl” at 8:30 am at Shotwell Stadium with the finish on the 50 yard line. Don’t miss this chance to see yourself on the jumbo screen. Plaques and ribbons for top finisher categories.


Tickets for Cajun Festival Crawfish and Shrimp Boil, OR the 5K Crawfish Crawl can be purchased at an early bird/discounted rate online (see tool bar).


ADULT CRAWFISH MEAL: 2 pounds of shrimp and crawfish, added potatoes, corn, bottled water and dessert. $17 Advance or $20 at the door.

CHILD CRAWFISH MEAL: 1 pound of shrimp and crawfish, added potatoes, corn (or alternate meal), bottled water and dessert. $8 Advance or $10 at the door.

ALTERNATIVE MEAL (NON-CRAWFISH): Hot dog, chips and bottled water. $5 at the door only (no advance tickets sold).

Follow Cajun Festival on Facebook @ or Instagram @AbileneGoesCajun.


If you are interested in attending our Friday night private party please consider being a sponsor (see sponsor page). A $250 sponsorship gets you 2 tickets to the party and 2-5K registrations and quantities are limited.

Follow Cajun Festival on Facebook @ or Instagram @AbileneGoesCajun.

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