Get your Cajun on at this year's 'Cajun Fest', only now it's an all day family event at the Taylor County Expo Center fairgrounds. To help get you ready for the festival, the above is a 'how to peel and eat crawfish' video.

This year's event has really expanded to include the new 'Show & Shine Car Show' along with the 5k Run/Walk, Inflatable Bounce Houses, a 'Food-Truck Court' and live entertainment all day from 11 AM till 7:30 PM.

The Abilene Education Foundation's Annual Cajun Fest is Saturday, April 14th and all the proceeds benefit the Abilene High and Cooper High School Scholarship funds.

Get your tickets now online at then get to the festival early.




Date and Time

  • Saturday, April 14th, 2018
  • 11 AM Gates open


  • Free gate addmission to Cajun Fest
  • $17 in advance for crawfish & Shrimp Plate
  • $20 at the door for the Cajun Dinner
  • $25 Crawfish 5k Run advance registration fee
  • $30 Crawfish 5k Run aday of registration fee
  • Tickets at Abilene Education Foundation 241 Pine St.
  • Purchase Tickets online at

More Info.

  • Call 325-677-1444 ext. 2616
  • Crawfish dinner include crawfish, shrimp, corn, potatoes, drink and dessert
  • Crawfish 5k participants get t-shirt and goody bag
  • 5k will be at Shotwell Stadium at 8:30am
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