Great Crawfish, Food, Music, & Fun!
April 10 - 12, 2015

New Location!
Pearland Parks & Recreation Center Grounds
4141 Bailey Rd., Pearland, TX 77584
Sponsored by Pearland Convention & Visitors Bureau

Great Bugs! Great Spice! Great Price!


Specialty Entertainment

Splash Dogs! Splash Dogs is a nationally recognized dog enthusiast company that organizes and promotes dock jumping events across the United States. Splash Dogs strives to provide a family oriented competitive atmosphere. Splash Dogs is a sanctioning body for dock jumping and dock diving events. Splash Dogs tracks overall event and individual rankings as well as offering a multi-level titling program for all participants. Click HERE to learn more, or click on the banner to go to Click HERE to register.

SparkyArmadillo Races:
It just don’t get more Texas than ‘dillos! Nine-banded armadillos are “steered” down the track by guests selected as “jockeys.” Armadillo racing is the purest sport in the world today: unfettered by the unsavory underworld types like pari-mutuel racing; unscathed by strikes, like the NBA, NFL, MLB, and PBA (Bowlers); untouched by ludicrous player salaries, the armadillos race only for joy and earthworms; and unrestricted by huge, expensive tracks like those licensed by the Texas Racing Commission.

Snake DSC_3437Iguana Races aniguana1_600pxd Reptile Display by Peter’s Wildlife
The swamps and bayous of Texas and Louisiana call to mind iconic reptiles: snakes, lizards, and ‘gators. Peter’s reptiles have beenLizard DSC_3473 a popular feature at the Pearland Crawfish Festival from the beginning. This year, he’ll be bringing out event more of his fascinating, exotic animals. He will also run the first Iguana Races. Although it would have been nice to race ‘gators, w would have needed too big a track and we couldn’t get any riders. The iguanas will race up a wall.

John Strong ShowsJohn Strong Shows: The Strange Girls Show and Animal Oddities
Performers include sword-swallower and fire-eater Katya Kadavera the Snow Leopardess, whose tattoos from head to toe resemble a snow leopard. Katya is one of only three in the world that combine sword swallowing with 250,000 volts of electricity using a Tesla coil! We also have a female human blockhead and a contortionist (rubber girl) who twists and tangles around thirteen solid steel blades. Ms. Spidora, has the head of a beautiful young lady and the body of a creepy crawly spider.

Crawfish Eating ContestCrawfish Eating Contest
Do you have what it takes to win the title “Crawfish King of the Gulf Coast?”

Prizes TBA

Pearland Crawfish Festival Crawfish Eating Contest Rules.

  • Crawfish Eating Contest Schedule >>HERE<<

  • The contest will be in a “Speed Eating“ format. Each registered contestant will be given a box, (About 1 1/2 Lbs., The boxes will all weigh the SAME) and when the signal is given the race is on!  Contestants must finish all the crawfish in the box, throw up their hands and open their mouths to confirm that all crawfish have been eaten. Contestants are not required to eat any “dead at the time of cooking” crawfish.  Contestants can either peel and eat, or eat the shells as long as all of the tails are consumed.  Sucking the heads is not required. The winner of each heat will be invited back on Sunday, April 6th at 5 p.m.  for the final race for the trophy! Second and third place will also get a prize to be named.
  • The entrance fee for the contest is $10.00, and the winners of each heat will be allowed back into the festival for the final. There is no fee for participating           in the final.
  • Good luck!  To register, or if you have any questions email