The Festival

The Crawfish and Catfish Festival features the authentic tastes of Louisiana, Southern BBQ, Soul Foods and Asian/Cajun Fusion cuisine. Specialties offered include crawfish, catfish, alligator, frog legs, crab, shrimp, oysters, gumbo, jambalaya, sausages, hot dogs, wings, garlic noodles, beignets, pralines and More TBA

There will be live Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, R & B, Funk and little Country Music on two stages. Other festival activities include cooking demos, dance lessons, crawfish races, a kid's zone, a vendor marketplace, Sportsman’s Paradise Outdoor Expo and more!

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

Festival Date

September 8 - 9 • 2018

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

Yolo County Fairgrounds

Woodland, California



per person per day

Kids 15 & under
FREE with adult!

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

Tickets go on sale May 2018!

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 and vendors featuring Catfish, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Soul Foods, 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, Funk, Jazz and Country.

Zydeco On Our Mind, Mark St. Mary Zydeco & Blues, Blues Box Bayou Band, Mumbo Gumbo, MotorDude Zydeco, Zydeco Flames, Garrett Wilkin & the Parrotheads, BTU youth Jazz Band, City of Trees Brass Band, Crescent Katz Dixieland Band, Dennis Johnson & the Mississippi Ramblers, Nickel Slots, BeaufunK with Michael Jeffries 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.

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Garden District
Bourbon St
Contraband Bayou
Sportsman's Paradise

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 visit with the Vampire Lestat, shop in the wonderful shops, enjoy the Hinode Cooking Theater Hosted by Randy Russell featuring Justin Severson (Father Paddy's) and Second place winner in the Professional Chef competiton at the California State Fair and this years Featured Chef, preparing his original dish Seven C’s Crawfish Succkatosh. Sample Blake Broussard,Rajun Cajun Kitchen's Rajun Cajun Balls. Meet the 2018 festival's featured Chef Toby Barajas (Savory Cafe) perparing his original speciality dish for next years festival "Crawfish Paella".

Crawfish, Alligator, Frog Legs, Muffaletta’s, Catfish, Jambalaya, Red Beans & Rice, Etouffee, Cajun Chips, Louisiana packaged products, Oysters, Tamales, Beignets, Spirit Cakes, 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, Margarita or a cold beer. Enjoy a glass of Wine at the Voodoo Wine Bar. Attractions: Vampire Alley, Voodoo Queen, Fortune Teller, Temporary Tattoo’s and Merchandise Vendors in the Bourbon St. Boutique.

The Bourbon St Stage noon till 6:00 pm. Join in the Mardi Gras Parade, and listen to the Blues, Jazz, Funk, New Orleans R & B and even a little Country. Featured Bands: BTU Youth Jazz Band, Crescent Katz Dixieland Band, City of Trees Brass Band, Dennis Johnson & the Mississippi Ramblers, Garrett Wilkin & the Parrothead Band, Nickel Slots and MORE TBA.

After Party

MARDI GRAS AFTER DARK "On Rue Bourbon" Hosted by Shannon McCabe & DJ Bryan Hawk. Live Music by BeaufunK with Tony Lindsay (formerly of Santana). Special performances by David Perez as Bruno Mars, Burlesque Dancer “Sugar Cheeks”,Fire Dancers Izzy, Kathy & Brandon, Contortionist Jessica "The Snake Girl", The Amped Mardi Gras Dancers, Costume Contests, LOTS OF BEADS and Party Foods.

All Drinks ONLY $5 from 7:00-11:00 pm. Must Be 21 to attend. $15 includes festival admission and After Party ($20 at the gate). "Party from 11 A.M. till 11 P.M" and Let the Good Times Roll!Buy Tickets

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, Crab Cakes, 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, burgers 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: Zydeco on Our Mind, Mark St. Mary Zydeco & Blues Band, Blues Box Bayou Band, Zydeco Flames, Mumbo Gumbo and MORE TBA.

Have a drink at the Bayou Bar for our specialty drinks: Fire on the Bayou, Crawfish Mary’s, Hurricanes, 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!

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Crawfish & Catfish Festival


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

Welcome to Crawfish & Catfish Festival


Benefiting KOV Children’s Charities the Spirit of Children (UC Davis Children's Hospital and Shriner's Hospitals of Northern CA).

We'd to thank all of our Festival sponsors:

Louisiana Sue NEEDS YOU!

We are looking to build a Krewe to help with the Big Easy Dance Party (need swing dancers) and to help with the "Second Line" and to throw Beads. If you're interested please contact Sue by email at lasue@pacbell.net

For Craft and merchandise vendor applications for Crawfish & Catfish Festival Sept. 8 & 9 please click here.

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