Need crawfish? Tualatin is the place

Crawfish at this weekend's festival is locally caught

Crawfish at the Tualatin Festival, August 3, 2016 (KOIN)
Crawfish at the Tualatin Festival, August 3, 2016 (KOIN)

TUALATIN, Ore. (KOIN) — Thousands of pounds of crawfish go into the boiler this weekend as part of the Tualatin Crawfish Festival.

A crawfish in Tualatin, August 3, 2016 (KOIN)
A crawfish in Tualatin, August 3, 2016 (KOIN)

Pacific Seafood provides the crawfish and will likely go through more than 2000 pounds this weekend. All crawfish at this weekend’s festival is locally caught, coming from Timothy Lake on Mt. Hood and Lake Billy Chinook near Madras.

If crawfish isn’t your thing there’s plenty of other food vendors — music, beer and wine — a perfect weekend for kids and families, said Tualatin Mayor Lou Ogden.

“We have a kids stage with kids performing various activities. We have the kids watermelon eating contest, we have the adult crawfish eating contest, as well,” he said.

Music and the festival starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the commons area of downtown Tualatin.

It moves over to the Tualatin Community Park Saturday and Sunday.

Crawfish at the Tualatin Festival, August 3, 2016 (KOIN)
Crawfish at the Tualatin Festival, August 3, 2016 (KOIN)

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