Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest
Pinch A Palooza 2019 Date To Be Announced
Pinchapalooza Festival 2018 crawfish fest

The Food

In addition to boiled crawfish prepared with Deanie’s signature Creole seasonings, fest goers can enjoy a variety of crawfish dishes made famous by Deanie’s Seafood such as Fried Crawfish Tails, Crawfish Balls, and Crawfish Nachos. Read more…

Pinchapalooza Festival 2018 music lineup


Free entertainment for all ages featuring live bands, crawfish eating contests, kids games and activities, and photos and hugs from Deanie’s mascot, Pincher, the crawfish.
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Pinchapalooza Festival 2018 Crawfish Eating Contests

Crawfish Contest

Win a complimentary crawfish boil for 20 people! Register to compete in this year’s Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest. The contest will feature two “heats” of individuals battling to be Deanie’s Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Champion!  Read more…

Pinchapalooza Festival 2018 beneficiary The Good Shepherd School

2018 Beneficiary

Pinch A Palooza is a crawfish and music festival during “Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month” and a philanthropic event that supports and raises awareness of local charitable causes and organizations through Deanie’s Seafood’s Bucktown Philanthropic Trust. Read more…

Date & Time To Be Announced

Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest is New Orleans’ BEST family friendly crawfish and music festival! Featuring five local bands, crawfish eating contests for kids and adults, and loads of delicious Deanie’s crawfish, crawfish specialities and cool beverages, you’re going to want to join us for our 10th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival at Deanie’s on Lake Avenue in Bucktown.

Pinch A Palooza Festival offers crawfish races, face-painting and inflatables for the kids to enjoy, our 10th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest and great music performances by local bands.

Stay tuned for details on the best free festival in town!

A Special Thanks to Our Generous 2018 Sponsors

Abita Beer sponsoring Pinchapalooza Festival
Abita Beer sponsoring Pinchapalooza Festival
I Heart Radio New Orleans sponsors
Reinhart Foodservice Pinchapalooza sponsor
Offbeat Magazine New Orleans Pinchapalooza Festival sponsor
Metairie Bank sponsors Pinchapalooza Festival
Lakeside Toyota Metairie Pinchapalooza sponsor
WTIX 94.3 FM media sponsor Pinchapalooza
Where Yat Magazine media sponsor Pinchapalooza
Performance Food Group sponsor


How to Boil Crawfish

Crawfish season is in full swing, and there’s never a better time to throw a crawfish boil. All you need is a boil pot, seasonings and a few ingredients, plus some hearty libations.


How to Peel and Eat Louisiana Crawfish

Around these parts, peeling crawfish is an art form, and something everyone who loves Louisiana Seafood should learn. Practice makes perfect!


Making heads or tails of a Louisiana delicacy

Crawfish play a strong cultural role in Louisiana, where tradition and community ties combine with culinary heritage.


Health Benefits of Crawfish

Crawfish are a low-fat source of protein, essential vitamins and minerals. About half the calories of roasted chicken breast, a 3-ounce serving of crawfish contains 70 calories.


History of Louisiana Crawfish

The crawfish industry is an important part of Louisiana culture and history, contributing more than $300 milion in annual economic impact.


April is Louisiana Crawfish Month

Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants & Seafood Market are excited to announce and celebrate the fourth-annual “Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month” this April! 


Tips on Eating Louisiana Seafood

Eating local seafood in season means that you’ll not only reap the health benefits of seafood, but you’ll enjoy it at the peak of freshness.


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