A Full Day of Entertainment & Activities
Just in time for crawfish season, Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant presents the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant & Seafood Market in Bucktown. Pinch A Palooza 2018 will feature live performances by Roux the Day, The Topcats, Bucktown All-Stars, Vince Vance & The Valiants, and Cowboy Mouth—plus the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest. The Pinch A Palooza Kids Crawfish Eating Contest returns for its second year for crawfish lovers age 6 to 12 to compete for the title of Pinch A Palooza 2018 Junior Crawfish Eating Champion.
Crawfish Eating Contests for Kids & Adults
Have you ever watched a crawfish eating contest? Deanie’s Pinch A Palooza Festival & Crawfish Eating Contest features separate eating contests for both kids and adults. If you’ve never watched a seven-year-old try to pound down crawfish, you really should!
Kids ages 6 to 12 will compete in the 2nd-annual Pinch A Palooza Junior Crawfish Eating Contest, with the winner taking home free Deanie’s Kids Meals for a year and a toy Deanie’s Seafood Lil’ Bit Crawfish Boil Kit.
Later in the afternoon, more than 30 people will compete during two heats to face off for the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest Championship. The first person to finish 3 lbs. of boiled crawfish goes on to the final round, when heat winners elbow their way back to the table to face off to eat the most crawfish in 10 minutes for a chance to win the title of Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest Champion 2018 and a free Deanie’s Seafood crawfish boil for 20 people!
Pinch A Palooza is more than a crawfish boil
Actor, comedian, host and New Orleans native Johnny Rock will emcee the day’s festivities. Rock was born with a funny bone and became a stand-up comedian at 18 years old. In 1984 he placed 3rd in Showtimes’ “Funniest Person in America” competition for the state of Louisana. Rock continues to live and act in New Orleans and can be seen in over 30 movies.
The 610 Stompers will perform on the Pinch A Palooza stage for the 7th year this year. When the 610 Stompers are there, you know it’s gonna be fun! We knew the 610 Stompers before they were famous…With their trademark red satin jackets, terry-cloth head bands, baby-blue polyester shorts, and trademark dance moves, the Stompers are a New Orleans institution. The all-male dance krewe has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities and performed at countless events since starting out in 2009.
For the little ones, we’ll have free face-painting, inflatables, a balloon artist, plus fun games and activities like crawfish races and the world’s only Live Crawfish Tic Tac Toe table! Plus, our lovable mascot Pincher will be dancing to tunes, handing out hugs, and taking selfies with fest-goers all throughout the day.
Grab a lawn chair and a neighbor and head on over and see us at Pinch A Palooza!
(Don’t forget your dancing shoes!)