Plans have been announced for the third annual Downtown Crawfest Crawfish Boil in downtown Arkadelphia.

Plans have been announced for the third annual Downtown Crawfest Crawfish Boil in downtown Arkadelphia.
The event is co-sponsored by Southern Bancorp, the Arkadelphia Area Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Arkadelphia.
"Southern Bancorp and committee members representing downtown have added many activities this year," said Shelley Loe, executive vice president of the Arkadelphia Regional Economic Development Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce.
Events are slated to start on Friday, May 15, at 5:30 p.m. with a Crawfish Boil and Crawfish Eating Contest.
Southwest Sporting Goods will be hosting a Baggo Tournament. Live music will be performed by Redd Tape Band and 80HD The Band.
"Little Penguin Tacos and Cajun Snow are joining us. Between food trucks and downtown restaurants, there is food for everyone," said Loe.
Saturday's events will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Crawfish Crawl 5K and 10K.
The Andy Allison Super Kids Run will begin at 10:30 a.m.
A classic car show, coed and men's softball tournament, art show, crafts, knitting and cake walk are also on tap for Saturday.
A Cajun Classic Dog Show and Pet Parade will begin at 2 p.m.
In addition, bounce housing, a golf tournament, zumba and downtown shopping will be available.
Live Saturday night entertainment will be provided by Dry Country at Slim and Shorty’s Restaurant.
Advance tickets for the Crawfish Boil are $20 and are available at the Chamber of Commerce office.
For more information please contact the Chamber at (870) 246-5542.