New Orleans Bands, crawfish eating contest at crawfest
Do you have what it takes to become the next Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Champion? Join in the 10-year-old tradition of celebrating Louisiana crawfish season with New Orleans’ favorite boiled crawfish, music, a competitive crawfish eating contest and more during Deanie’s Seafood’s Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest.
Pinch A Palooza takes place from noon to 7 p.m., Sat., April 20 at the original Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market, located at 1713 Lake Ave. at Old Hammond Highway, Metairie. A $1 donation to The Good Shepherd School gets you in the gate for the all-day festival.
Register for our crawfish eating contest for a chance to win a Deanie’s Crawfish Boil for 20 of your friends!
Pinch A Palooza Music Lineup
Local music has always been a highlight of Pinch A Palooza, with past acts including Rebirth Brass Band, The Revivalists, the Bucktown All-Stars and Hot 8 Brass Band. This year, live music by The Topcats, Swamp Pop band Ryan Foret & Foret Tradition, Vince Vance & The Valiants, and Roux the Day provide the musical entertainment while you suck the heads or enjoy other Deanie’s crawfish specialities, cold beer and specialty cocktails, and a handful of non-seafood items offered at the event. Catch all the information about our full online.
There is so much fun to be had at Pinch A Palooza 2019! Grab a lawn chair and head on over to Bucktown for some mudbugs and fun.
The Pinchapalooza experience
One of New Orleans’ favorite crawfish festivals, Pinch A Palooza’s schedule is packed with music, games and activities for kids, a dance performance by the shrimp-boot clad “Magic Feet from Lafitte,” the 689 Swampers, and two crawfish eating heats plus a final round to determine the Pinch A Palooza 2019 champ. The perfect event for family and kids, the little ones will be constantly entertained with arts and crafts, bounce houses and inflatables, and fun games including crawfish races and the world’s-only live crawfish Tic-Tac-Toe tables. The day’s activities are emceed by New Orleans comedian/actor Johnny Rock, and Deanie’s loveable mascot Pincher will be dancing to tunes and interacting with fest-goers throughout the day!
About Deanie’s Seafood
Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants and Market have been known for serving hearty portions of the best boiled, broiled and fried seafood in New Orleans prepared in our signature Creole seasonings for more than 50 years. Deanie's Seafood was the first restaurant and seafood market in the Greater New Orleans region to have earned Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in 2014.
Family-owned and -operated, Deanie’s Seafood operates three successful restaurants, including its original restaurant and seafood market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Deanie’s in the French Quarter, 841 Iberville St., and its newest location, Deanie’s Sea Food Kitchen, 2200 Magazine Street in the Garden District.
Deanie’s offers off-site catering serving the authentic flavor of New Orleans and ships fresh Louisiana seafood including Louisiana oysters, shrimp, crawfish and blue crab, and delicious prepared items such as seafood gumbo, crawfish étouffée and stuffed crab and crawfish through its online retail site Shopdeanies.com. Our restaurants and seafood market are open seven days per week.