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Friendswood crawfish fest set for May 24 - The Galveston County Daily News : Entertainment

November 27, 2014

Friendswood crawfish fest set for May 24

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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00 am

FRIENDSWOOD — The second annual Friendswood Crawfish Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 24 at 505 S. Friendswood Dr.

Scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, the festival offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a small-town feel. The music lineup will feature the Scott Gertner and Bobby Lyle jazz quartet, The Levelone Band, Ken Mondshine and the Brotherhood, Legacy, Zydeco Dots and Collective Hallucination featuring Ant Boogie.

“Crawfish season is here and we are happy to continue serving those Louisiana mudbugs right here in the city of Friendswood,” said Justin Tolliver, owner of Justin’s Seafood Restaurant. “There is no shortage of entertainment the festival plans to offer. Guests can participate in a crawfish eating contest, relax and enjoy the live music, and partake in some shopping with local artists and craft vendors.”

Bringing the second crawfish festival to Friendswood will add another year of family attraction to look forward to.

“We are happy to have had some of our local nonprofit organizations take part in the first festival,” said Joyce Tolliver. “Giving something back to the community is priceless.”

This year’s sponsors are: Friendswood Lions Club, Justin’s Seafood Restaurant, Advantage BMW Clearlake, Dienst Distributors, Allstate Insurance Agent Joyce Tolliver (Friendswood), ACU of Texas Credit Union, Dunn’s Bros Coffee, Friendswood Shell, HomeTown Bank (Friendswood), Stewart Title Company (Friendswood), Merrill Lynch-Kirk Lippert, Ron Carter Alvin, Ron Carter Cadillac and Brighten Homes (Alvin).

The Friendswood Crawfish Festival will benefit the Friendswood Lions Club’s Kids Camps, the Friendswood Library by providing new street benches and the Kappa Alpha Psi League Mentoring Program.

Admission is $10 per person; children 10 and younger are free. Tickets are on sale now online at Groupon, LivingSocial, and Amazon. Like the festival’s facebook page for all the latest updates  at www.facebook.com/FriendswoodCrawfishFestival.

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Joyce Tolliver, 281-642-5612 or joyce.justinsseafood@yahoo.com.