Enjoy an evening of fine food, spirits, music and community at the 2013 Tualatin Crawfish Festival!
Friday Night Mystery Box Chef Crawfish Cook-Off Amateur Chefs from the local area will compete in a ‘Chopped’ style competition to create the best crawfish recipe using mystery ingredients in a box as well as supplied pantry staples. Pro-Am judging and trophies will ensue. Foodies, Unite!
Food Court – This year Festival goers will also be able to purchase Crawfish Meals, Mouth-Watering BBQ, Hot Dogs and more. Non-alcoholic beverages, wine and beer will also be sold.
Evolution of Dance - In honor of Tualatin’s Centennial Celebration, we will have a dance demonstration featuring the Evolution of Dance over the last 100 years! This exhibition will be performed by the dancers from June Taylor’s School of Dance.
Concert on the Commons – We are excited to Welcome (back by popular demand) the awesome band Hit Machine as our Headliner for our Friday night Crawfish Cook-Off concert. The music will begin at 7:30 pm.
VIP Sponsor’s Reception – There will be a private reception at the lake near Tualatin Commons for the 2013 Tualatin Crawfish Festival Sponsors. The reception is sponsored and hosted by Hayden’s Lakefront Grill. For more information on becoming a Tualatin Crawfish Festival sponsor, please see Participants – Sponsorship Opportunities page.
TualaPalooza - Tualapalooza is a brand-new special event just for teens! Held during the Crawfish Festival, Tualapalooza is a party in the park from 6:30pm to 9:30pm featuring a bounce house, cash cube, giant inflatable boxing, games, prizes, food, music and more. Created and run entirely by the Tualatin Youth Advisory Council, Tualapalooza is not just any old event in a park- it’s a whole new experience!
A shuttle will be running from the Banner Bank parking lot to the Crawfish Festival continuously from 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM on Saturday, August 10th. You may also park at the WES lot (Haggens). View the map for all of the public parking lots for the festival. All colored lots are available, free of charge. Parking is not available within Tualatin Community Park
Pancake Breakfast – Before the parade be sure to come down to the lake for a great breakfast to start your day. Hearty breakfast prepared by Village Inn featuring pancakes, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, and beverages. Adults $4.00, Children 6-10 years $2.00, Children 5 and under $1.00.
Crawfish Crawl – The Crawfish Crawl is a 5K race/walk that starts and ends at the Tualatin Commons. This years run will take advantage of the Ki-A-Kuts Pedestrian Bridge that connects the Tualatin Community Park to Cook Park in Tigard. Register here.
Click here for: 2013 Parade Brochure
Remote Control Boat Demonstration – Radio control boat modelers from California to Vancouver, British Columbia will be displaying and sailing scale model boats for fun, and in competition, from 9am till 10pm, and Sunday morning 9am – Noon
Atsa My Dawg Show — Enter your dog and you could go home with some great prizes for best-costumed (Elvis style) dog, best-dog trick, and more! Petco will also offer demonstrations on grooming and training in the Petco Tent.
Skateboard Competition – The Tualatin Crawfish Festival is proud to present a new event for the youth in our town. Tilly’s has provided us with demonstrations on Saturday and will be hosting a wonderful Skateboard Trick Competition complete with awesome 1st through 6th Tilly’s gift card prizes! Everyone present will receive Tilly’s Swag! The skate park is located within the festival grounds at Tualatin Community Park.
Kids Zone – The Kid Zone has a new twist this year with a wide variety of activities and entertainment for the younger set all under one tent across from the main stage. Activities planned for this year will include arts & crafts, games, inflatable bouncy houses and more.
Adult Crawfish Eating Contest - You have to see this contest to believe it! How many crawfish do you think a person can eat (tail & claws) in 15 minutes? The festival record set in 1970 is a whopping 170! Only ten people can pre-register. Any remaining slots will be available for signup at the information booth on Saturday morning before 11:00 am.
Kids Crawfish Eating Contest - Kids come join in on the fun! Kids must be 10-15 years old. Parents must sign the waiver.
Crawdad Stage – This stage will feature family entertainment including demonstrations by local dance schools and live music acts.
Talent Tualatin! Contest- Show your stuff by entering this new event: WE NEED TALENT FOR THE TALENT SHOW!!! If you can juggle, yodel, play a musical instrument, sing, dance, do the Can-Can, perform stand-up comedy or just like to be on stage CALL Clyde at the Chamber of Commerce. We still have a few spots to fill for our Talent Show on Saturday! Great Prizes (a years’ worth of movie tickets, hotel stay, wine tastings, shopping sprees!) We want your talent! Call me at 503.692.0780
Food Vendors – Crawfish may be the best, but isn’t the only thing to eat. Tempt your taste buds with a variety of foods provided by both commercial and non-profit vendors.
Live Crawfish Boil spiced and cooked to perfection by the Wooden Nickel. Served with baby cajun red potatoes and corn on the cob!
Marketplace Vendors – Browse a variety of vendors offering a diverse selection of crafts, goods and services to meet every taste and budget.
Centennial Celebration Ceremony – 7:15pm, Help us Celebrate Tualatin’s 100th Brithday! We’ll bring out the cake and celebrate Tualatin’s 100 years. Stick around for the concert and Fireworks!
Saturday Night Centennial Concert – 7:30pm, To celebrate Tualatin’s 100 years, we’re bringing in Big Night Out to rock the night away.
Centennial Fireworks! – 9:00pm, For the first time ever, the Crawfish Festival will wrap up the evening with terrific display of fireworks.