Brazoria County Crawfish Festival
The Pearland Crawfish Festival Moves to MSR Houston Motor Speedway
THE BRAZORIA COUNTY CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
APRIL 15 - 17, 2016
Benefiting Brazoria County Non-Profits,
The Godfrey Educational Foundation, and the Houston Blues Society
MSR Houston Motor Speedway
1 Performance Dr.
Angleton, TX 77515
The Pearland Crawfish Festival, one of Texas' largest crawfish festivals is moving to MSR Houston Motor Speedway down 288 from Pearland where it has had its home for three years. In the spirit of the move, the festival is expanding its brand to encompass the whole county, renamed the Brazoria County Crawfish Festival.
"Brazoria County - including Pearland - is experiencing explosive growth," says festival organizer Bob Fuldauer,
"but part of that growth in Pearland means few open tracts available for the site of a major festival that aren't being
developed." With much of the region historically used for rice farming, available open tracts have very poor drainage
after rains. "Last year we had huge problems with mud and standing water with storms after a wet spring. We knew moving
ahead we needed a site with concrete for the festival. MSR Houston offers that, as well as being a growing public race
and event facility that will be available - and improving - for years to come."
The Brazoria County Crawfish Festival takes the friendly, relaxed fun and community feel of a small town fair and
serves it up big. With the move comes the chance to bring out more: more food - including more Cajun food, more
vendors, more activities, more carnival rides, and more fun! With the move comes a new caterer to handle the key element
of boiling and quickly serving the tens of thousands of tons of crawfish the hungry crowds that flock to this festival
demand, Red Swamp Crawfish, serving bigger, fatter, juicier bugs from multiple stations.
Specialty entertainment like the popular Splash Dogs will be back and bigger than before, with iguana races and more
added to the armadillo races, and contests. The Houston Blues Society will fill the Blues Society Stage with even more
of the top local and regional blues favorites and rising newcomers. More of the area's best Zydeco, Texas Country, and Classic Rock will raise the roof of the Bayou Stage. A huge selection of vendors of unique wares, arts and crafts, a
world-class carnival and children's area will provide plenty of activities and fun for adults and kids alike.
MSR Houston is a a professional, world-class racetrack that also has one of the longest, fastest, Go-Kart tracks in the
country. Previously a track mostly for racing clubs and members, MSR is launching a major, multi-million dollar
expansion to host national and international races and other region-wide concerts and events. The Brazoria County
Crawfish Festival will be their first major public festival.
Crawfish: Red Swamp Crawfish Catering have been providing Texas with hot, fresh, spicy crawfish for over 20 years. Their
crawfish comes in daily from the best farmers in rice fields and the Atchafalaya River Basin of Louisiana. As caterers
they can serve any corporate or private event, up to being the main boiler of the Old Town Spring Crawfish Festival.
With four boiling trailers going they can put out 4,000 lbs of bugs an hour. Another change from past years will be
multiple crawfish stations.
Carnival: This year will see more, bigger, and better amusement rides and games with rides to thrill the adults and the little ones, too.
The Houston Blues Society Stage: The Houston Blues Society is dedicated to the study, research and preservation of the blues culture and music unique to Houston, Texas and the Texas Gulf Coast. They will provide a stage showcasing this iconic music of overcoming struggle that has deep traditions joining Texas and Louisiana. This year they'll bring even more and bigger acts.
The Bayou Stage: The Cajun culture evokes a love of fun, good-time music. In Texas, Zydeco from Louisiana is joined by
Texas Country and Classic Rock for the soundtrack of a great time.
Specialty Entertainment: This year Iguana Races and other new specialty acts join the popular Armadillo Races, Splash Dogs, Crawfish and Funnel Cake Eating Contests. A special Crawfish Eating "heat" between Brazoria County police and fire
departments will allow patrons to cheer on their heroes.
MSR Go-Kart Track: MSR has one of the fastest Go-Kart tracks in the country, on one of the longest tracks. Patrons can
enjoy real fast track action.
Festival Vendors: The festival will feature rows of vendors with the best of arts, crafts, gifts and more from Brazoria
County, the Greater Houston-Gulf Coast Area and around the country.
Children's Area: will provide all patrons need to keep their kids busy and having fun during the event.
CONTACTS FOR INFORMATION OR INTERVIEWS:
Media and Sponsor Contact:
Michael R. Martin
Hispanic Media Liaison:
Red Swamp Crawfish:
Food, Craft, and Corporate Vendors:
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