Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
This weekend is jam-packed with food-related events.
• The granddaddy of them all — the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival
is Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Riverside Drive between Union and Beale.
Benefiting Porter-Leath, this festival attracts some 25,000 with its 16,000 (!) pounds of crawfish, live music (Marcella & Her Lovers, FreeWorld, etc.), gumbo contest, crawfish bob, crawfish races, and crawfish eating contest.
You can even get their crawfish to-go at a special area set up at Union and Riverside. If crawfish isn't your thing, no worries — barbecue, hot wings, and more will be sold.
Tennessee Swamp VIP Tent tickets are $100 ($175 per couple) with unlimited crawfish and drinks from noon to 5 p.m.
• There's the first-ever (and sold out) Bacon & Bourbon
event Saturday at the Farmers Market, presented by the Flyer
. Check back here for pictures from this event.
• The annual Memphis Brewfest
is Saturday at AutoZone Park. This one benefits Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.
• Kelly English's Le BonAppetite
, benefiting Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, is an all-star affair featuring John Currence, John Besh, Aaron Sanchez, and others. Happening Saturday at the Pipkin Building.
• Healthy Memphis Festival
is Saturday on Broad. Vendors include OC Vegan Foods, Fresh Market, Relevant Roasters, and more.
• It's Streetdog Adoption Day
at Memphis Made Brewing Co. Dogs and beer? A match made in heaven.
• The Harbor Town Crawfish Festival
is Saturday, from noon to 7 p.m.
• Sunday it's the annual Grow Memphis Edible Plant Sale
at Idlewild Presbyterian Church, 1- 4 p.m.