It’s almost time to let the good times roll at the Inaugural Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown in Galveston! This Louisiana inspired two-day festival will take place on April 26-27, 2019 at Tin Cup's Caddy Shack on Stewart Road in Galveston. From all you can eat shrimp and crawfish, to a dream lineup featuring Cajun artists Jamie Bergeron, Travis Matte, Wayne Toups plus Louisiana's own Billboard Country Chart topper Frank Foster. This tribute to all things Cajun will be fun for the whole family.
A Cajun Inspired Menu All Weekend Long:
The action fires up on Friday night, April 26th, with a “Cajun Kick-Off Cook-Off” where teams will compete to cook the best Louisiana cuisine and festival attendees will have access to all you can eat boiled shrimp.
Saturday begins the main competition where teams will serve up their best crawfish to the public and compete to be named top team, vying to take home the $5,000 grand prize. There’s even a $500 prize for whoever can eat the most crawfish in 15 minutes that comes with bragging rights and a Pirogue on a Pole trophy.
Coming in hot all the way from Abbeville, LA, Food Network favorite and World-Famous Shuck’s Oyster Bar will be shucking raw oysters on the half-shell alongside their finest charbroiled oysters.
Seafood not really your thing? We’ve got you covered with a variety of food trucks that will cater to even the pickiest of eaters.
The Tiki & Tails Galveston Island Brewery Craft Beer Garden:
Crawfish & beer could only be better matched when you are sipping on a local craft beer from Galveston Island Brewing in the Tiki & Tails beer garden. From its popular Tiki Wheat, to Blue Bridge Amber Ale, Citra Mellow, Causeway Kolsch, there’s a brew sure to fit any fan’s palate.
Cajun Superstars Light Up the Stage:
The BTR Cajun Throwdown entertainment lineup is stacked with high-energy Cajun artists including headliner and Billboard Country Chart topper Frank Foster and Grammy Award-Winner Wayne Toups. You’ll keep steppin’ along to the tunes of Jason Cassidy, Jamie Bergeron, Travis Matte, Richard LeBouef, Alex Touchet, Curtis Poullard, Tommy Kib, and many more.
The “Tiny Throwdown” with A Galveston Touch:
Bring the whole family out and let the kids run free in the “Tiny Throwdown” as they explore fourteen different over-sized inflatables. Inspired by the Island, Tandem trucking will also be bringing in sand for a giant Tonka toy sandbox where each child will leave with a little sand between their toes and a fun surprise. Do you have a tiny competitor? Don’t miss the kid's crawfish races at 5:00 pm on Saturday!
Showing Our Big Ole Cajun Heart:
This event was inspired by our organizers love for the work that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is doing and a desire to give back. But their generosity doesn’t stop there. Galveston ISD, Dickinson ISD, and Hitchcock Band Association will be integral members of our “Cajunteers” with several opportunities for attendees to come show their support for the amazing work their educational foundation and associations do.
Ready to Throwdown?
There are numerous options for purchasing tickets and all tickets include all you can eat boiled shrimp, Friday, and boiled crawfish on Saturday (Purchase Tickets). Parking will be available at the event itself, as well as shuttled parking from Schlitterbahn for a small fee. Coming for the weekend? We have worked with several local hotels to provide Island style accommodations so that you and your family can enjoy the event fully (See List). All of this information, and more, is available on our website at www.btrcajunthrowdown.com.