08. April 2017 - 10:30 till 20:00
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Cajun Festival | Taylor County Expo Center | Saturday, 08. April 2017

Abilene is going cajun! Join us April 8, 2017 at the Taylor County Fair Grounds for a day of cajun fun. We will have an authentic crawfish meal (served all day), food trucks, inflatable park, children's activities and live musical entertainment. All proceeds benefit students and teachers of Abilene ISD.

We will kick the day off with our 2nd Annual Crawfish Crawl 5K Run/Fun Walk. This year we have added prizes for the most creative costumes! The finish line will be on the 50 yard line of Shotwell Stadium and you'll see yourself finish on the big screen on the field. Register today!

All the details, including meal tickets, 5K registrations and family fun packs, can be found at
  • Come out and support our students and teachers in AISD also Project graduation! Ill be there!
  • Can you purchase tickets at the gate?
  • Christine Curtis-Carr, AEF Executive Director, had a great time chatting with La Voz this morning about Cajun Festival! We will be all over town talking to radio stations this week so keep yours on! #abilenegoescajun
  • Calling all runners (and walkers)! Today is the last day to SAVE $5 on your Crawfish Crawl 5K registration! You can put that $5 toward your COSTUME because we are having a costume competition this year. Cross the 50 yard line of Shotwell Stadium in style and the most creative costume will win a prize! #abilenegoescajun http://www.active.com/abilene-tx/running/distance-running-races/crawfish-crawl-2017?int
  • Still haven't bought tickets for Cajun Festival? It's not too late! But the deadline is quickly approaching so don't delay! #abilenegoescajun http://www.abilenegoescajun.org/tickets/
  • We are incredibly thankful for our sponsors! This year’s presenting sponsors are HEB and Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. For a complete list of our awesome and amazing sponsors making a difference in the lives of our students, visit http://www.abilenegoescajun.org/current-sponsors/.
  • Winner winner, crawfish dinner! Alisha Turnbull you are the winner of 2 adult meal tickets for Cajun Festival!! If you know Alisha, tell her congratulations and maybe she will pick YOU to take with her ;)
  • Not a big fan of crawfish? Don't worry! We will have FOOD TRUCKS at our event all day. Stillwater BBQ Cross Eyed Jackalope Rollin' Retro Sweet SIde Kona Ice
  • Are you taking vendors???
  • CHECK OUT THE 2017 ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE! This is going to be a fantastic day. Come out and listen to the many talented performing groups in Abilene ISD and in the Abilene Community. #AbileneGoesCajun 11 A.M. – Madison Middle School Viva Strings, Candi Ice NOON – Abilene Community Band, Joe Stephens *Special Announcement! - K-3rd coloring contest winners* 1:15 P.M. – Taylor Elementary Choir, Terry Graham 1:45 P.M. - Austin Elementary Choir, Shelly Reed 2:15 P.M. - Lee Elementary Choir, Karen Richard 2:45 P.M. – Craig MS Jazz Band, Wayne Winner 3:15 P.M. – Austin Elementary Kindergarten PE, Carol Sanderson 3:45 P.M. – McMurry/ACU Trumpet Ensemble, David Amlung 4:30 P.M. – HSU Cowboy Band, Wayne Dorothy 5:10 P.M. – Ortiz Elementary Choir, Crystal Perdue 5:45 P.M. – Revolution Strings, Darcy Radcliffe 6:30 P.M. – Abilene HS Jazz Band, Paul Walker 7:15 P.M. – Abilene HS Steel Drum Band, David McKnight Master of Ceremonies and DJ Zydeco music provided by Eric Logan with eMotion Entertainment.
  • How many pounds for the adult ticket could not find that information?!? Thanks
  • Gary it will cost us $62 to go
  • What time is the 5K?
  • Check out this awesome promotion by AEF (details below). You could win two free crawfish and shrimp boil tickets - over 2 pounds of delicious food. #AbileneGoesCajun
  • Rickey Henager
  • Val Thomas
  • What about the Cajun/zydeco/ Creole music?
  • Signs are going up. Don't forget to sign up for the 5k run. Looking for over 400 runners this year.
  • Super sad I am going to miss this, this year! Loved being a vendor last year. But, my wedding day is the same day!
  • If you have friends in the Abilene area please invite them to this page and get a group together to run the 5k and come enjoy a wonderful event.