Crawfish Eating Contest

The South East Texas Arts Council (SETAC) in Conjunction with Cajun Sounds Internet Radio is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Crawfish Eating Contest. You like mudbugs? Kayaking? The Rodaire Road House? Hoo boy, this one's for you!

Cajun Heritage Fest

Crawfish Eating Contest

Official Rules

Entries will be accepted March 20, 2017 through April 8, 2017, 3:00 pm.

A nonrefundable entry fee of $15 must be paid to participate and submitted with the entry form that can be found at 

The crawfish eating competition is open to all amateur eaters 18 years or older who are in good health. Any competitor with a serious ailment or health problem may not compete in the contest.  Competitor acknowledges that festival organizers are not liable or responsible for any health risks.

The Crawfish Eating Contest is a race to eat the most the fastest.  Contestant claiming to have finished a 2 pound serving first will raise their hand.  All contestants will stop eating and trays will be weighed and compared before anyone is announced the winner. Only raise your hand if you're Sure!

Contestants must arrive 1 hour prior to the event and sign in at the Contest Registration table. Contestants may not leave the designated area during the competition.

All Contestants’ names and images may be used by the Southeast Texas Arts Council and the Port Arthur Convention and Visitors Bureau for promotional purposes.


Cajun Heritage Festival 2017 crawfish eating contest 1st place Winner only!

Kayak Sea Rim in Port Arthur and $150 gift certificate to the Rodaire Road House!

Estimated Value: $348.00!

Sea Rim State Park is a natural beach on the Gulf of Mexico, just outside of PORT ARTHUR.

 Enjoy  free park admission and  kayaking for up to 6 guests for two hours, try the loaner fishing tackle program and explore the boardwalks.  Enjoy this Sea Rim package by October 31, 2017. Winner, please contact the park superintendent IMMEDIATELY upon claiming this package. When you get there, don’t tease the gators!  See notes at bottom:

This package ALSO includes goodies from so you can sport your Port Arthur pride around town.

UPON RECEIPT: Nathan Londenberg, Superintendent of Sea Rim State Park, asks that the lucky winner contact him regarding park availability. Call as soon as this package is in your possession so you can lock in your spot! (409) 971-2559.

Here are your package  specs:

Sea Rim’s package includes canoe/kayak rental for two hours for a group of up to 6 guests. The winning bidder will be able to participate in the park’s free loaner fishing tackle program as well.  Bring your own bait. And as with all Texas State Parks, a fishing license will not be required as long as visitors are fishing from the shore. 

Total estimated value of package: $198.00

Winner will also receive:

$150 Gift Certificate to the Rodaire Road House

Certificate will be presented to the winner at the festival.

Total estimated value of all prizes: $348.00!