THE TOPCATS, RYAN FORET & FORET TRADITION, VINCE VANCE & THE VALIANTS, THE 689 SWAMPERS
Revel in hot boiled Louisiana crawfish and cool local music at New Orleans’s favorite family-friendly crawfish and music festival. Deanie’s Seafood’s 10th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest takes place noon to 7 p.m., Sat., April 20 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Market in Bucktown.
From a crawfish eating contest to music to crawfish races, the crawfest is packed with fun for all ages. A $1 donation to beneficiary The Good Shepherd School is the cost of admission.
Event: Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest 2019
Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: Noon – 7 p.m. (full schedule is below)
*Crawfish Eating Contest heats at 1 p.m. and 2:50 p.m., title round at 4:40 p.m.
Venue: Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie
WatcH Biz New Orleans’ “Deanie’s 10th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival” Biz Minute:
The outdoor festival at the location of Deanie’s original restaurant and seafood market features music from headliners The Topcats, Swamp Pop band Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition, Vince Vance & The Valiants and Roux the Day.
Straight from the bayou, the all-male dance group the 689 Swampers — performing in shrimp boots and camo — show off their “Magic Feet from Lafitte” during their Pinch A Palooza debut at 5 p.m.
Competitive crawfish eaters compete in two heats for a chance to be named Pinch A Palooza 2019 Crawfish Eating Champion and earn a Deanie’s crawfish boil for 20. New Orleans actor and comedian Johnny Rock will emcee.
For families, there is free access to inflatables and bounce houses plus fun crafts and games for the kids.
Food, beverages and keepsake items are available for purchase. The event anticipates serving up to 5,000 lbs. of boiled crawfish and entertaining several thousand guests! Pinch A Palooza will go on rain or shine, and tented seating will be available. Lawn chairs are welcome.
Event Day Schedule
Noon-1 p.m. Roux the Day
1-1:20 p.m. Crawfish Eating Contest – Heat 1
1:20-2:50 p.m. Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition
2:50-3:10 p.m. Crawfish Eating Contest – Heat 2
3:10-4:40 p.m. Vince Vance & The Valiants
4:40-5:00 p.m. Crawfish Eating Contest Championship Round
5:00-5:15 p.m. 689 Swampers
5:30-7:00 p.m. The Topcats