The Spring Texas Crawfish Festival has been a institution in Old Town Spring for 32 years. We have gone a couple of times over the years since it is a really outstanding music festival and the weather is usually glorious this time of year. This year the festival was only one weekend, so plan for next year.
Admission is cheap for the entertainment that you receive. There is plenty of food and drink. There was a midway and carnival this year to help entertain the children and as always there was lots of good music and fun.
We arrived at about 3 PM and the party stayed open until 11 PM. We strolled through the vendors and succumbed to two excellent offers. We decided to get the special two for one for the Texas Beer Bus Tour it’s included Lyft and Uber coupons it makes a very safe, fun time. You meet at a designated location and go to 3-4 of the local craft breweries in the area. They leave from a couple of locations and the departure location determines the breweries. It turns into quite a party and includes food. Woohoo.
I had been wanting to get a stone with my house address on it and thought that I would have to get a big rock and make it. Seemed like a lot of work, however Stone Creation of Texas had a booth and were offering a very nice special on stones with house numbers, so we cashed in on that and it will be ours in the near future. They do very nice custom work on sandstone and a variety of other stones. I will finally get a beautiful way to show our house number.
We were creeping up on dinner time and neither of us felt like picking crawfish, so we got a wristband and walked down to one of our long time favorites, Puffabellys for a burger and some cold adult beverages. A leisurely stroll with a little window shopping in Old Town Spring and we were back in time for more music.
The Zydeco pavilion was rocking under a big oak tree with some outrageous Zydeco music. As with all Zydeco there are also dancers. The weather was mild and clear so people could really wear out the shoe leather.
We then grabbed our folding chairs from where we had stashed them (behind Lost and Found) and went to the main stage. Setting up our chairs and grabbing a bag of kettle corn (it wouldn’t be a festival without fresh kettle corn), we sat back to enjoy the music.
The first was Holly Tucker, a Texas girl living in Waco and a proud graduate of Baylor University. She gave a rousing concert, filled with original music and some old favorites. While she sang and people sat watching, the children were playing in the grass. A member of Team Blake Sheldon on the Voice, I think we may be seeing a lot of her in the future.
We closed out the night with Sundance Head. I guess you could call him local since he is from Porter, Texas but he is national in audience. A 2016 Voice winner and also a member of Team Blake Sheldon, Sundance Head gave an outstanding concert. He had people dancing in the grass and crowding the stage. I liked his almost blues, country western sound. He played many original songs intermixed with some old favorites. May 19 he will be at the Pasadena Strawberry Festival in Pasadena, Texas. He is definitely worth the drive and price of admission.
Kyle Park came on stage at 9:45 PM and I am sure gave a great performance, however we were starting to drag and yawn. So after a wonderful afternoon and evening on a beautiful Texas spring day, we made our way out to the Jeep, and drove home with wonderful music still ringing in our ears.
Even though the Crawfish Festival is over for this year there are several other events in Old Town Spring to enjoy. Plan a trip and spend a few hours.