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   APRIL 12th & 13th   


WHAT is crawfest?

Crawfest is an annual spring celebration in Tahlequah, Oklahoma that is centered on New Orleans style food, drinks, entertainment, and of course, a never-ending supply of mouthwatering Cajun-style crawfish. The event takes place at the corner of Muskogee Ave. and Shawnee in the heart of Downtown Tahlequah at Kroner & Baer Pub. Crawfest is organized, planned, and hosted by two local businesses in collaboration with sponsors, Tour Tahlequah Organization, and Tahlequah Main Street Association. Linney Breaux's Cajun Eatery provides crawfish and other tasty Cajun cuisines. Kroner & Baer provides the location, beer, cocktails, wood-fired pizzas, and more. Roughly 3,500 pounds of crawfish was consumed at this event in 2023, and that number is expected to increase in 2024. In addition to all the delicious food, a full music line-up is provided for your entertainment. The festival also includes other food and merchandise vendors, crawfish eating contest, games, activities, as well as a kid-friendly area to make this a fun event for all ages!

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Nonstop Fun


Ticket Information

Purchase your crawfish meal in advance and save $$$! Crawfish meals come with 2lb's of Louisiana boiled crawfish seasoned just right, wit corn, potatoes, breaux sauce for dippin' and your choice of a (non alcoholic) cold drink! Tickets are not required for event entry! Crawfest is free to attend! 

Hosted by:

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Crawfest is hosted by Linney Breaux's Cajun Eatery and Kroner and Baer Pub! Lots of time and effort goes into planning and organizing this super fun event. Hats off to these two local Tahlequah businesses!

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Crawfish Eating Contest

Think you have what it takes to win a crawfish-eating contest? Are you ready to go head-to-head with some of the best mudbug eaters around? Well loosen your belt and get ready to be crowned champion! 


Take your time to read through these rules carefully. Once you've got a handle on the ins and outs of the contest, you'll find the application form for participation right below. By filling out and submitting this form, you're officially throwing your hat in the ring for the Crawfish Eating Contest.

After successfully submitting your application, you'll be redirected to a secure payment link where you'll be able to pay your entry fee. Please note, your spot in the contest isn't confirmed until we've received your payment and there are no refunds. The competition is based on a first-paid, first-served basis, so we recommend completing your payment as quickly as possible to secure your spot. Each round will be limited to 15 contestants. The sign-up link will go live on Monday April 8th at 10AM! The entry fee is $30 plus tax. Prizes and trophy will be awarded!


Round 1: Friday, April 12th at 7:45 PM

Round 2: Saturday, April 13th 2:45PM

Championship Round: Saturday April 13th at 5:30PM. 


Please Read: Our Crawfish Eating Contest is open to any participant who is 18 years or older and in good health. Anyone with a serious health condition or known food allergies, especially to shellfish, is restricted from participating. All participants acknowledge that Linney Breaux’s, Kroner & Baer, and the Festival staff are not liable or responsible for any health risk.


1) The Crawfish Eating Contest is a race to eat 2 LBS of crawfish the fastest. 

After the eating competition start has been announced, contestants will begin eating. The crawfish tail must be stripped, and all the meat eaten. Sucking of the head is not required. Any uneaten crawfish will result in time penalty. Contestants that claim they have finished their 2lb serving of crawfish will raise their hand. ONLY raise your hand if you’re sure all tail meat has been eaten! The finished contestant will then stop eating and the tray will be examined by the judges before the winner is announced. Remainng competitors will continue eating during this time while the judges determine, if in fact all tail meat has been eaten. 

Any Contestant that calls for time by raising their hand must eat the 2lb portion of crawfish completely without any proteins (tail meal) remaining. If determined by the competition judge there is crawfish tail meat remaining, a :30 second time penalty for each piece not eaten will be added to the contestants completion time.

The top three fastest of the preliminary rounds will advance to the Finals held during the Crawfish Festival on Saturday, April 13th at 5:30 PM. 

2) Contestants need to be at Linney Breaux’s ticket booth to check-in forty-five minutes before round begins.


3)Competitors must remain in their designated areas throughout the contest. Leaving your area will result in immediate disqualification.


4)Contestants may not touch their Crawfish tray or crawfish before the start of the contest.


3)Use of utensils is not permitted.

4) Inappropriate language or gestures will result in disqualification.

5) Physical contact with other contestants is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. 

6) If a contestant vomits or regurgitates during the competition or weighing, they will be disqualified.


7) All contestants names and images may be used by Linney Breaux’s, Kroner and Baer,  and Crawfest VI for promotional purposes.


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Crawfest VI

Where & When



Kroner & Baer Pub

200 N. Muskogee Ave

Tahlequah, OK 74464, USA


APRIL 12th, 2024  4PM-11PM

APRIL 13th, 2024 11AM-11PM

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200 N. Muskogee Ave

Tahlequah, OK 74464

(918) 708-5315

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