The Mudbug Madness Festival is back on for this year. The festival will be held on May 28-30th this spring. The event was cancelled last year because of the pandemic. But Louisiana is now in Phase 3 and more festivals and events can be held.

Masks will be required and capacity is 50%. Beer will also be restricted to a "beer garden" area.

Mudbug Madness has been a staple in Shreveport since 1984. It was originally a 2 day festival but it's now a 3-day event held at festival plaza over Memorial Day weekend. It is now one of Louisiana’s largest and most popular Cajun festivals. You will get to hear some of the best Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz artists from all over our state.

And if you love Cajun food, you will not be disappointed. Of course you will find hot boiled crawfish, but you can also scoop up crawfish etouffee, gumbo, crawfish pies and much more.

If you are new to the boiled crawfish world, check out this video to see how you eat crawfish.

Mudbug Madness is nationally recognized as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events and the American Bus Association’s Top 100 Event in the nation.

Admission is free until 5pm on Friday.  Tickets are $5.00 per person after 5pm on Friday and on Saturday and Sunday.  Children under 12 are free at all times
Admission is also free to military members.
If you are a food vendor and want to be part of the festival, click here. If you are a craft vendor, click here. The festival has several special contests that are always fun to watch and even participate in if you are so inclined. There's a celebrity crawfish eating contest on opening day. They also have men's and women's crawfish eating contests and my favorite, the crawfish calling contest which is hilarious. If you have not seen this, you really should check it out.

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