Student living in Starkville means enjoying lots of down-home southern cuisine, and on May 13th you’ll get to do just that when the annual King Cotton Crawfish Boil hits Page Avenue. This fun-filled “heads and tails” festival is sponsored by the Starkville Main Street Association and features enticing eats, delicious drinks, and a native Mississippi blues band to keep you entertained all evening long.
One of the highlights of this year’s event will be the Best of Boil competition showcasing recipes from area teams vying for top honors. The taste testing starts at 7:30pm, and awards for both Crowd Favorite and Best of Boil will be handed out by a panel of local celebrity judges. Besides the mouth-watering crawfish dishes, there will be plenty of fresh corn, potatoes, plus unlimited beer and drinks thanks to the Clark Beverage Company!
Starkville-based Stormy Monday will hit the stage at 6:30pm with their timeless sound that’s straight from the Delta. With a tagline of ‘Have Blues Will Travel’, the band loves performing both covers, like Jimi Hendrix’ Hey Joe, and original songs like their classic blues tune Going Down to Memphis. Their self-titled debut album is coming out this summer, and you can follow them on Facebook to get release updates.
Tickets for the event can be purchased here and are $20 for a bucket of crawfish and one unlimited drink ticket, and an additional $10 to add another drink ticket. All the action takes place between 6:00-8:30pm on “lucky” Friday the 13th in Starkville’s King Cotton District. Head on down to enjoy some scrumptious southern food and fun!