The 29th Annual Dermott Crawfish Festival will be held this weekend, May 18-19, in downtown Dermott. The 2-day food and music festival includes live music, crawfish dinners, arts and crafts, free train and fire truck rides for children, a carnival, a pancake breakfast, dog show, bingo, the World’s largest pinball machine. the McDermott Flying Machine Exhibit, the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission aquarium, and cash drawings throughout the day Saturday.

Live entertainment includes Stony Pony, Jack Rabbit Slims, the I-69 Band, the Cummins Prison Band, Dermott Youth Choir, and the Hackett Gospel Group.


Thursday, May 17

Kid’s Night at the Carnival – Purchase an armband for $10 at Dermott Schools, First Service Bank or Dermott Chamber office.

Friday, May 18

8:30 a.m. Arts/Crafts/Food vendors/Information Booth opens
Crawfish Draw tickets sold at Information booth

9 a.m.
Crawfish T-shirt booth & Bingo booths open

10:30 a.m.
Crawfish dinner ticket booth opens (adjacent to cooking area)
Carnival Opens (North of Iowa St)

11:00 a.m.
Crawfish Dinners served

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Music All day

8 a.m – Noon
Bandstand #2 –  I-69 Band

Saturday, May 19

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Rotary Pancake Breakfast (Methodist Church)

8:30 a.m.
All vendors booths open
Chamber information & crawfish t-shirt booths open
Children’s activities

9:00 a.m.
Bingo opens ( by Delta Drug)
Dog Show registration

10 a.m.
Crawfish dinner ticket booth opens
Carnival open/Fire Truck rides
Music All Day
Dog Show

10 a.m.
Crawfish Dinners served

1 p.m. -2 p.m.
Bandstand #2 Dermott Youth Choir

1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Crawfish Money Draw – $50 on the hour

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Bandstand #1 – Hackett Gospel Group

4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bandstand #2 – Prison Band

8 p.m. – 12 p.m.
Bandstand #1 – Stone Pony
Bandstand #2 Jack Rabbit Slims

9 p.m.
Crawfish Money Draw for $250

For more information, call the Dermott Chamber of Commerce at (870) 538-5656.