Texas Crab Festival

TCF Announces the Music Lineup for the 2024 Festival

The Texas Crab Festival announced the 2024 Music Entertainment lineup, and this year’s headliners include some hefty credentials. Bringing together a variety of artists, TCF will celebrate music, art, and crabs – gulf coast style – throughout Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10-12 in Crystal Beach, Texas. Friday night’s live music opens with Big Jordan Band – a fun, high energy

2024 Crabfest T-Shirt Contest

The Texas Crab Festival Committee selected the winners in the annual TCF T-shirt design contest for 2024. The first place design will be printed on the official 2024 Texas Crab Festival T-shirt which will be available for purchase as early as next month. The runner-up design will be printed on the “Crab Patrol” T-shirts worn by all volunteers at the festival. A Big Thanks to the artists who

Cashing In

The Texas Crab Festival gives local schools an opportunity to participate and raise funds while having fun at the festival. Crenshaw School received a check from the Texas Crab Festival for proceeds from the Lemonade Stand at the Mother’s Day Weekend festival. Each year, students and faculty volunteer to sell lemonade and water at the festival with all proceeds going back

Texas Crab Festival Finds Success

CRABS, CRABS, & RAIN
The 2023 Texas Crab Festival was filled with family fun, lots of crabs, and, unfortunately, some Texas-size rainstorms. Despite being rained out Saturday night, the three-day event over Mother’s Day weekend was a feat. The 38th annual iconic event drew festival goers from all over the Lone Star state, Gulf Coast

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The Crab Fest is over
A smashing success
And Monday I was out there
Helping clean up the mess

So CBLN
Will be one day late
Bringing the local news
Well worth the wait!

Support of Local Businesses Essential to Texas Crab Festival Charities’ Mission

One of the best things about living on the Bolivar Peninsula is the sense of community and support shared by its residents. That spirit was displayed recently when representatives from Cobb Real Estate, the Big Store, Jose’s Cantina Restaurant and Sports Bar, RTA Internet, Stingaree Restaurant and Swedes Real Estate came together with Texas Crab Festival Charities to recognize some of the

2023 TCF T-Shirt Contest Winners

The Texas Crab Festival Committee received five outstanding entries in the annual TCF T-shirt design contest for 2023. Although the judges were challenged with all the excellent artwork, the winning designs were selected. The first place design will be printed on the official 2023 Texas Crab Festival T-shirt which will be available for purchase as early as next month. The runner-up design will be

Texas Crab Festival 5K Crab Run

Texas Crab Festival 5KThe Texas Crab Festival 5K/1K Fun Run/Walk has gotten bigger, better and crabbier each year since it got its start in 2013. Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest crab costumes for the event, making it even more fun to watch, run or walk! There are prizes and trophies awarded in several categories, including one for Craziest Crab Costume. Included in your packet is a

Texas Crab Festival Serving Up Success

The 2022 Texas Crab Festival is one for the record books. The three-day event over Mother’s Day weekend was a crowd-pleasing success. The 37th annual iconic festival had crabs of all kinds, live music, a 5k run, and three days of fun-filled activities. Nine musical artists took the stage, over 60 food and shopping vendors, and an all-time high of festivalgoers were in

TCF Raffle Volunteers

The Texas Crab Festival is looking for volunteers to help sell raffle tickets for the annual Golf Cart Raffle. Each weekend (weather permitting) they set up at The Big Store, and volunteers will greet patrons, sell tickets, and begin spreading excitement for the upcoming TCF.
Saturday Hours: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday Hours: Noon to 2:00 pm

2022 TCF T-Shirt Contest Winners

The Texas Crab Festival Committee received five outstanding entries in the annual TCF T-shirt design contest, and the winning designs were selected last week. The first place design will be printed on the official 2022 Texas Crab Festival T-shirt which will be available for purchase as early as next month. The runner-up design will be printed on the “Crab Patrol” T-shirts worn by all

Texas Crab Festival 5K

Texas Crab Festival 5KThe Texas Crab Festival 5K/1K Fun Run/Walk has gotten bigger, better and crabbier each year since it got its start in 2013. Participants are encouraged to wear their craziest crab costumes for the event, making it even more fun to watch, run or walk! There are prizes and trophies awarded in several categories, including one for Craziest Crab Costume. Included in your packet is a

TCF Recognizes Volunteers

The 36th Annual Texas Crab Festival Volunteer Appreciation Gathering was held Sunday at the Festival Park Pavilion. The Texas Crab Festival committees and volunteers certainly have a lot to be thankful for and the celebration was truly in honor of each and every one of these people who poured their hearts and souls into the planning, dedication and success of this event. It’s nice to have a break,

Record Breaking TCF

After a whirlwind pandemic year, the 2021 Texas Crab Festival came back with a phenomenal, record breaking turnout. The devastating cancellation of the TCF from last year gave way to a bigger and better festival this year. The weather conditions were favorable with breezy winds and bright skies. The largest vendor group thus far served up delightful options for food and crafts. The record

TCF 2020 Golf Cart Raffle Winner

Though there was no festival this year, the Texas Crab Festival continued with the Golf Cart giveaway. Tickets began selling in January and have continued through covid quarantines, spring break, and all summer. The winning ticket was drawn on Sunday, September 6, and Kim Hill from Vidor is the proud owner of the 2020 TCF Golf Cart. Kim spent her summer on Bolivar, and knew the proceeds

Dear Texas Crab Festival Friends

We had hoped for a Labor Day festival, but given the spike in Texas Covid cases, new closures, (including schools) and the need to avoid large gatherings, we have cancelled the 2020 Texas Crab Festival. Our team is as disappointed as you, but confident this is the right choice for the safety of thousands of people. However, we have a plan. It involves a better-than-ever Mother’s Day Weekend Crab Festival in 2021,

Dear Texas Crab Festival Friends,

The Texas Crab Festival Board is carefully monitoring statements and recommendations from health and government officials regarding our May 2020 Festival in Crystal Beach. The health and safety of our community, visitors, vendors and sponsors is our number one concern. No decision has been made about rescheduling the 2020 Festival. We will make an informed announcement

Skydiving Into TCF

The REMAX Skydiving Team is making a grand entrance into the Texas Crab Festival this year. The trained free-fallers will appear shortly before Mark Chesnutt takes the stage on Saturday night, May 9th. The REMAX plane will fly over the park brandishing a smoke trail. As the Star Spangled Banner plays, four skydivers will jump from the plane and start their descent at over 100 mph. Minutes later they will

Crab Fest Selects T-Shirt Designs

Each year, the Texas Crab Festival celebrates “Music, Art, and Crabs, Gulf Coast Style.” And each year, artists are called to create the annual TCF T-shirt design with these themes central to their design. Seven outstanding entries were received for the 2020 T-shirt Design Contest, and the winning designs were selected last week by the Texas Crab Festival Charities Board of Directors at their

TCF Sponsorship Opportunity

The Texas Crab Festival has a unique sponsorship opportunity currently available for our most popular giveaway prize: the 2020 Texas Crab Festival Golf Cart! Each year, the Texas Crab Festival raffles a new golf cart with a custom Texas flag design. It is a real attention-getter, and the raffle is well publicized in the months leading up to the drawing at the Crab Fest Sunday, May 10, 2019. This is a

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