Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest

crawfish eating contest


Who Will be the Pinch A Palooza 2018 Champion?

Watching a horde of contestants pinching and peeling feverishly is good family fun. Pinch A Palooza Festival 2018 offers crawfish lovers the chance to be named the Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest Champion and great prizes, including a catered Deanie’s crawfish boil for $20! With cheering and encouragement from the crowd and teasing from the judges and our emcee, comedian Johnny Rock, contestants require nerves of steel and veins of cayenne to reach the top and be named our champion.

For the 9th year, Deanie’s Seafood presents the Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest for crawfish-lovers who want a chance to test their pinch, peel and eat mettle!

Our contest consists of two heats of approximately 18 contestants competing to challenge the fastest boiled crawfish eater in a final round. Great prizes are awarded to both heat winners, including a Deanie’s Seafood Crawfish Boil for 20 people for our Champion and other goodies.

For heat 1 and heat 2, participants compete to be the first to finish eating 3 lbs. of boiled crawfish. The contestants in our title round start off with 10 lbs. of crawfish. The champion will be the contestant who eats the most crawfish in 10 minutes. Participants are encouraged to bring their cheerleading krewe to root them on!!!

The adult Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest heats take place from 2:35 to 2:55 p.m. and 3:10 to 3:30 p.m. The final round is from 4:35 to 4:55 p.m.

All our contestants receive a Pinch A Palooza T-shirt and Deanie’s koozie with their $20 entry fee. Registration is open to individuals age 18 and up. (Contest fee is paid the day of the event.) Each participant must complete a waiver.

We’ll also have a Pinch A Palooza Junior Crawfish Eating Contest open to kids ages 6 to 12.

Do you have what it takes to compete?


See form at bottom of page to enter.

Adult Crawfish Eating Contest Entry Form.

Please complete the form below to enter to compete in the 2018 Adult Crawfish Eating Contests.

Must be 18 years old or above to compete.

Fill out my online form.