Mudbugs, crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, and freshwater lobsters.
It doesn’t matter what you call them, it’s almost that time of year where folks all over the south will be huddled around a table full of the little suckers and chowing down. Here in Fayetteville, we even have a little annual festival devoted to them.
We’re taking about Ales & Tales, the crawfish festival created by the folks behind local restaurants Cafe Rue Orleans and Jammin’ Java set for Saturday, April 1 at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
Tickets are $45, and include all-you-can-eat crawfish, potatoes, and corn. Local craft beers will also be available to purchase at the event.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Lib Horne Animal Shelter and Humane Society of Ozarks. Kids 12 and under get in free.
The event is scheduled from 2-7 p.m., and crawfish will be served from 2-5 p.m.
For a bit more information about the festival or to purchase tickets, visit alesandtails.org.