FAQ

Mauriceville Crawfish BASH is an ALL-AGES FESTIVAL; HOWEVER parents must accompany children under 12.
5pm -11:00 pm
Opening Ceremony @ 5pm
FRIDAY, May 1
10am -11:00 pm
Parade @ 9:00am
SATURDAY, May 2

\\GATE PRICES \\ 

Gates are located by the Livestock Pavilion and Behind the Fire Department

General Admission:

Friday: $5.00 / Kids 12 and under are FREE

Saturday Funday 10 am to 10:00 pm:  $5.00  Kids 12 and Under are FREE (No all you can eat access)

\\ALL YOU CAN EAT ADMISSION

 The AYCE ticket includes entry into the normal general admission/music gate as well as the AYCE cook-off area.  The AYCE crawfish and sides are provided by the MHA and boiled up by our competing cooks*.

(***While supplies last, Saturday only. The first drop is at 11:30 pm, Event ends at 6:00 pm or while supply last)  

Presale: $35.00

At the Gate: $40.00 

Cook-off guests are encouraged to enjoy the music, visit the vendors and while on the fenced grounds, however, there will be no re-entry into the cook-off area if you leave the festival grounds**  12 and Under free.  No refunds on tickets as this is a rain or shine event. 

 

\\Daily Schedule

Mauriceville Crawfish Bash Event Schedule 

Thursday 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Carnival Opens 
Friday 5:00PM – 11:00 PM   Vendors, Carnival, & DJ Jamming D 
Saturday 10 AM – 11:30 PM  Vendors, Carnival, AYCE Crawfish, & Live Music
 

Schedule of Events for the 2021 Mauriceville Bash
Friday, May 1st:

5:00 Gates open to the public

6:00  Dustin kelly 

7:00  DJ Jammin D will keep the dance floor hopping until 11 pm. 
Vendor Market and Food Alley & Carnival 

Saturday, May 1st:

8:00 Required Safety, Health and Environmental Meeting for all Teams at Community Center
10:00 am 2020 Crawfish Parade Hwy 12 / Hwy 62
10:00 am Gates open to the public ($5.00 admission / kids 12 & under free)
10:00 am Carnival Opens
11:00 am AYCE Crawfish Gate Opens ($35.00 presale / $40 at the gate, 12 & under free)

                           *you must have a wristband to enter this area, no exceptions will be made. 

11:30 am 1st crawfish batch ready
12:00 pm  Chris  Hantz

2:00 Baylei McGowan on the Main Stage
2:30 Scholarship Awards​

3:00  Crawfish Eating Contest (Pavilion)

3:30 MMS Cheerleaders
4:00 Texas Thunder Band
6:00 2021 Cook-off Winners announced  
6:30 Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns
8:30 DJ Jamming D  
9:30: Jon Wolfe

** Lawn Chairs Welcomed and encouraged
** No Pets
** No Coolers  NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS

 

\\TRAVEL OPTIONS

Should you need an overnight stay, we have partnered with Best Western Inn and Suites on I-10 for easy access to the festival. The Physical Address is: 2245 Highway 62 S, Orange, TX 77630  and Phone (409) 745-9393

 

\\PARKING                                                                                                         

Parking is always one of the hardest parts of managing the festival. We encourage patrons to ride the shuttle provided by the MYFA to eliminate issues.  The Shuttle will run from the First Baptist Church to the Mauriceville Middle School, and Horizon's Dance Academy. A route map is below.  However, parking is available on the festival grounds.  Parking is available on site benefitting LCM Class of 2020 Project Safe Graduation.  Vehicles parked in "no parking" areas will be subject to towing at the owner's expense.  As the lot fills, some patrons will park and walk to the venue, please note you must have a wristband inside the grounds.  Please go to the main ticket gate and purchase your entry band.  

 

\\CASH AND CREDIT

ATMs are conveniently located on the festival grounds. Some vendors accept credit cards.

 

\\LOST AND FOUND

Lost and found is located at the MHA Swamp Shack.   Should you misplace an item, please contact a staff member/volunteer, as we will be circulating throughout the festival. 

 

\\MEDICAL & SECURITY

We take the safety and security of our attendees extremely seriously.  We understand that an outdoor festival introduces a host of additional safety issues that our staff must be mindful, and our goal is that no one gets hurt at the Crawfish Festival.  Just in case, there is a First Aid Station on the Festival grounds. Additionally, there are free water stations so you can stay hydrated!  We also have some of the finest local Law Enforcement around to assist in any situation to keep our festival a safe event. For the entirety of the festival, we have support from the Orange County Sheriff's Department and our local Constable, Mark Jones, as well as overnight security for our vendors.

 

\\ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

You can’t bring your own alcohol into the festival, but beer is available from vendors inside the festival grounds with a valid photo ID.  Coolers are not allowed.  

 

\\WEATHER

The festival is planned to go on rain or shine.  No refunds on tickets, vendor spaces, or food booths.

 

\\ALLOWED AND PROHIBITED ITEMS

Items that are not allowed at The Mauriceville Crawfish Festival are the standard items that aren’t allowed at any festivals. If you’re in doubt, it’s best to leave that item at home.  And here’s the standard list of items that are absolutely not allowed: Pets including "comfort or anxiety dogs" only service dogs are allowed (please don't abuse this, you make it hard on our service men and women, first responders, and others who rely on service dogs, Illegal or illicit substances of any kind, large backpacks, Carts (not to include strollers), tents, and Coolers.  Guns (other than licensed carry permit holders), other weapons including knives, Roller-skates/blades, bikes, scooters, or skateboards are not allowed within the festival grounds.  Outside food items and coolers are not allowed.  However, items for infants are certainly welcome. No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed, and no unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, giveaways, etc. 

In the past, we have allowed a blanket or small folding chair for the outdoor concerts.  Please limit these items as we want all patrons to enjoy the shows comfortably. 

 

\\BECOMING A VOLUNTEER

We love our volunteers and are always looking for new members.  We also provide documentation for community service hours needed for college applications. For volunteer opportunities, please visit our member's page and contact our Membership Committee Chairperson.