The Festival

The Crawfish and Catfish Festival features the authentic tastes of Louisiana, Southern BBQ, Soul Foods, Latin foods and Asian/Cajun Fusion cuisine. Specialties offered include crawfish, catfish, alligator, frog legs, shrimp, oysters, gumbo, jambalaya, sausages, hot dogs, wings, garlic noodles, beignets, pralines and New flavors for 2019: Crawfish Tamales, Crawfish Lumpia, Crawfish Enchiladas and Paella. Enter the Jambalaya competition. Visit the Central Grocery and learn how to cook some favorites at the New Cooking School. Purchase live crawfish and learn how to boil them you can buy some fabulous seasoning, mixes and frozen crawfish tail meet.

You can enjoy live Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Jazz, R & B, Latin and Funk on three stages. First time on the West Coast watch the Super Second Line Competition & Showcase where 4 Brass Bands will be competing for prizes: City of Trees, Element Brass Band, M.J.'s Brass Boppers and Dirty Chops Brass Band.

Other festival activities include cooking demos, you can enter the Jambalaya Cook Off, take Zydeco dance lessons, Race crawfish, Catch a catfish, Enjoy the kid's zone, vendor marketplace, Sportsman's Paradise Outdoor Expo.

Saturday night 6:00-10:00 pm Mardi Gras meets Carnival on Bourbon Street Live New Orleans Funk and Latin Sounds to dance the night away!

We'll take you there
from the Bayou to Bourbon Street!

Festival Date

September 7 - 8 • 2019

Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Yolo County Fairgrounds

Woodland, California

General Admission:


per person per day

Kids 15 & under
FREE with adult!

Food, drinks, parking not included. No outside food or drinks. No pets please.

Tickets on sale March 2019

Early Bird Discount:
Two tickets for only $25!

Buy Online Starting March

Available while supplies last! Early bird discount ends June 30, 2019.

Food & Entertainment

Celebrating 300th Anniversary of New Orleans

Experience everything Louisiana, food, music and fun! The Crawfish & Catfish Festival has the authentic tastes of Louisiana with HOT boiled Crawfish, Catfish, Alligator, Lobsters, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Soul Foods, Po Boys, Red Beans & Rice, Southern BBQ, Asian Cajun Fusion, New Orleans Sno Balls, Soft Serve, Kettle corn, Hot dogs, Sausages, Salads, Sandwiches and more TBA!


Live Music featuring Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Jazz and FUNK

Funky Gators, Mark St. Mary Zydeco & Blues, Blues Box Bayou Band, Mumbo Gumbo, MotorDude Zydeco, Zydeco Flames, City of Trees Brass Band, Crescent Katz Dixieland Band, Dennis Johnson & the Mississippi Ramblers, Camp Counselors Collective, Zydeco Mud Bugs, Souled Out Band, Midnight Players, The Nibblers, Kyle Rowland Blues Band, Gator Nation Band, Al Lazard & the World Street Players and MORE TBA!

Bring the entire family spend the day we have lots of merchandise vendors, Costume characters, Kids Zone, Demonstrations, Give a ways and Dance lessons. Let the Good Times Roll for Everyone.

Jambalaya Cook-Off Application

Garden District
Bourbon St
Contraband Bayou
Sportsman's Paradise
Big Easy Dance Party and Seafood Grotto

Garden District

Originally part of the Livaudais Plantation annexed by the City of New Orleans in 1852 now it is home to exclusive restaurants, bars and Grand Old Homes.

Garden District is also the home of Anne Rice, author of the Vampire Chronicles and movie Interview with a Vampire. You can shop in the wonderful shops, enjoy the Hinode Cooking Theater Hosted by Randy Russell. Meet the 2018 festival's featured Chef Toby Barajas (Savory Cafe) perparing his original speciality dish for next years festival "Crawfish Paella". More Cooking Demo Chefs TBA.

Garden District Foods: Crawfish, Alligator, Frog Legs, Catfish, Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, Etouffee, Oysters, New Orleans PoBoys and Red Beans & Rice, Beignets, King Cake and much MORE.

Bourbon St.

Home of at Jean Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar the oldest building in North America housing a bar. You may even meet Jean Lafitte himself while you enjoy a Crawfish Mary, Hurricane, Fire on the Bayou, Mardi Gras Margarita or a cold beer.

The Bourbon St Stage noon till 6:00 pm. Join us to "Set the Record for "The Largest Second Line West of the Mississippi listen to the Blues, Jazz, Funk, New Orleans R & B. Featured Bands: Camp Counselors Collective Jazz Band, Crescent Katz Dixieland Band, City of Trees Brass Band, Dennis Johnson & the Mississippi Ramblers, Gator Nation Band, Kyle Rowland Blues Band and More TBA.

New for 2018 the "Mardi Gras Photo Float" Take a picture on our Float, enjoying shopping for great Mardi Gras Beads, Get your fortune told and other interactive vendors

Contraband Bayou

Contraband Bayou in Lake Charles was the home to Jean Lafitte’s Marketplace while hiding from the British set up camp in the Bayou and sold his contraband. We still celebrate this every year in Lake Charles, La. Join our Pirate Krewe and enjoy, music, food, shopping and Pirate Games.

Foods featured: Crawfish, Catfish, and Sausages including Alligator Sausage, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Southern BBQ and Soul Food, Shrimp, Oysters, , Louisiana Meat Pies, Crawfish Pies, Catfish, Gator on a Stick and Specialty Desserts. We also have the usual's: Kettle Corn, Soft Serve Ice Cream, New Orleans Sno Balls, Hot dogs, PoBoys, Beignets and more TBA.

Visit Marketplace for vendors, Crawfish Races, Live Cajun & Zydeco Music on the Bayou Stage, Dance lessons and great outdoor dance floor. Bands: Funky Gators, Mark St. Mary Zydeco & Blues Band, Blues Box Bayou Band, Zydeco Flames, Zydeco Mud Bugs, and MORE TBA.

Have a drink at the Bayou Bar for our specialty drinks: Fire on the Bayou, Crawfish Mary’s, Hurricanes, Mardi Gras Margaritas and lots of cold beer.

Sportsman's Paradise

Angler’s Press Outdoors, presents “Sportsman’s Paradise”, an Outdoor Expo designed exclusively for those that enjoy the great outdoors! Meet a line-up of top outdoor professionals to get great information that will help you with your hunting, fishing and all things that pertain to the great outdoors! Food vendors include Red Label BBQ, Fried Catfish and Beer Garden.

Peoples Choice Carshow

Big Easy Dance Party and Seafood Grotto

New for 2018! Featuring Big Easy Dance Party with Dave Hull entertainer will be spinning all the New Orleans artists you love to dance to with a special tribute to the late Great Fats Domino live music with Dave and Funknoise. The Voodoo Wine Bar and the new Craft Beer Garden Booth Seafood Grotto with Lobster, Shrimp, Catfish, Crawfish, the 1st Annual Crawfish Cornhole Classic and MORE TBA.

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New for 2018!

Funk-Tastic Mardi Gras on Bourbon St.

Saturday Night After Party • 6:00 - 10:30 PM! Put on your High Heel Sneakers casue we are going out Saturday Nite! We Got the FUNK with Bruno Mars (David Perez), live music by: Souled Out Band, The Nibblers, Midnight Players and MORE TBA.

Tickets available for purchase online in May: $25-Funk-Tastic Mardi Gras (6:00 - 10:30 pm), $30-Super Fly Saturday Pass good for all day!, $35-Weekend Pass All Access good for the entire Weekend! After Party is for adults 21 years or older.

The Nibblers
The Nibblers
The Midnight Players
Bruno Mars (David Perez)


Welcome to Crawfish & Catfish Festival

The Crawfish & Catfish Festival is organized by Susan Ramon AKA Louisiana Sue.

Originally from New Orleans, Sue arrived in Sacramento in the late 1980’s with a Crawfish in her mouth, Mardi Gras in her heart and Zydeco in her soul.

Louisiana Sue is a lady dedicated to fun, food, music and dancing and bringing the flavors of the south to our own Sacramento area. She is devoted to keeping Zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans style jazz music alive with continued sponsoring of festivals, Mardi Gras, dances, parties and a taste of the most popular of southern foods. You never know when or where the next event will be, so checking the website often will keep you apprised. A great idea to get family and/or friends together and "Pass a good time" eating, drinking, laughing, and dancing!

For Merchandise and Craft Vendors Application please click here.


For more information about the festival contact Louisiana Sue by email at: crawfishcatfishfestival@gmail.com

Welcome to Crawfish & Catfish Festival


We'd to thank all of our Festival sponsors:

Crawfish & Catfish Festival 2018 NEEDS YOU!

We're trying to set the record for the Largest Second Line West of the Mississippi and WE NEED YOU!

On Saturday, September 8th, we will be building our Second Line at the festival around 3:00 PM. Please bring the entire family and help us set a record! Tickets go on sale in April and will be only $22 for 2 tickets, kids 15 and under are FREE with purchase of adult ticket.

Join City of Trees Brass Bands and all are welcome to GET IN OUR SECOND LINE!

Click here to find out what the Second Line is all about.

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