Pinch a Palooza Festival

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Apr 22, 2018
 Pinch a Palooza Festival and Crawfish Eating Contest
Time: noon to 8 p.m

Pinch A Palooza 2018 will feature live performances by The Topcats, Bucktown All-Stars, Vince Vance & The Valiants, Cowboy Mouth, and more—plus the 9th-annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest.

Actor, comedian, host and New Orleans native Johnny Rock will emcee Pinch A Palooza for the second year, and the all-male dance krewe the 610 Stompers, which has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities and performed at countless events since starting out in 2009, will perform on the Pinch A Palooza stage for the 7th year!

The Pinch A Palooza Kids Crawfish Eating Contest returns for its second year. Crawfish lovers age 6 to 12 can enter the day of the festival to compete for the title of Pinch A Palooza 2018 Junior Crawfish Eating Champion.The $5 kids contest registration fee includes a Pinch A Palooza T-shirt. The festival also offers the only Live Crawfish Tic Tac Toe table in the world!

The free outdoor seafood festival takes place from noon to 8 p.m., Sun., April 22 at Deanie’s Seafood’s original restaurant and seafood market in Bucktown, 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie. Admission is free. Information is available at A portion of the proceeds from Pinch A Palooza will benefit The Good Shepherd School.

Adults 18 and up can enter to compete in the 9th annual Pinch A Palooza Crawfish Eating Contest at The contest includes two heats and a final round, and the Pinch A Palooza Champion and Runner Up will receive great prizes, including a grand prize of a crawfish boil for 20 people provided by Deanie’s Seafood. Registration is $20 per person, and each contestant receives a Pinch A Palooza T-shirt and koozie.

Venue:  Deanie’s Seafood Restaurant

1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, LA

Admission Cost:  Free
Phone:  504-831-4141
Web:  Web Site