April Happenings, Part II: Urban Farm Tour + Crawfish Boils Galore

Here is Round #2 of Austin’s top events happening around town. Check out my previous picks here!

Located just a hop, skip and a jump away from some of Austin’s best restaurants, these farms help to give new meaning to the phrase ‘locally sourced.’ On Sunday, April 13, you are invited to celebrate our local growers during the 5th Annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour.

From 1-5pm, tour four of Austin’s premier urban farms while enjoying small bites created by favorite local chefs and food purveyors using seasonal ingredients grown in the gardens around you. In the spirit of Sunday Funday, there will also be plenty of local beer, wine and craft cocktails served at each stop along the way. Tickets (available here) to Sunday’s Urban Farm Tour are $50/per person with proceeds benefiting the Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance.

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Participating Farms include:
Boggy Creek Farm
HausBar Farms
Rain Lily Farm
Springdale Farm

Check out the amazing lineup of food artisans, restaurants, & beer, wine and spirits distributers participating in Sunday’s event here!

 

‘Tis the season for crawfish! It’s a well known, scientifically proven* fact the best springtime parties always include a ‘boil. Get your Cajun on at one of these seasonal celebrations:

Saturday, April 12

The Stuffed Cajun Meat Market presents the Louisana Swamp Thing & Crawfish Festival on Saturday afternoon. Hosted by Roadway Events, the bash includes 7,000 pounds of crawfish boiled to perfection. Head to the Statesman’s parking lot (305 S. Congress) for a beginning at 11am for a full day of crawfish, cold beer and music. Tickets are $20/per person. More details can be found here. 

The Buzz Mill will host a crawfish boil on Saturday from 3-8pm. In addition to mudbugs, there will be live music and cold beer. More details can be found here. The Buzz Mill, 1505 Town Creek Drive, 78741.

Sunday, April 13  

Lustre Pearl’s famed Sunday crawfish boils may be long gone, but The Blackheart has stepped up to fill the void with this Sunday’s Rock ‘n Roll Crawfish Boil. Beginning at 1pm on Sunday, $10 will get you all you can eat crawfish at the Rainey Street bar. In addition, there will specials from Real Ale Brewing Co., live music, and more. The Blackheart, Rainey Street, 78701. Details can be found here. 

 

Mulberry is hosting its annual crawfish boil on Sunday, April 13 from 5-8pm. $10 will score you crawfish plus a glass of beer or wine. Not a bad deal at all! Mulberry, 360 Nueces, Austin, TX 78701. More details can be found here. 

 

Saturday April 19 – Banger’s Smoke Out Saturday Low Country Boil

Head to Banger’s on Saturday, April 19 for a full-fledged low country boil complete with Texas white and brown shrimp, blue crab, clams, oysters, mussels, crawfish, Andouille sausage, corn and potato. Head over to the Rainey Street sausage and beer garden for 12 hours of live music starting at 11AM. Beginning at 8pm, $15 will score you a plate of goodness. More details about Banger’s Smoke Out Saturday event can be found here.

Saturday, April 26 – Lonestar Crawfish Festival

Head to Stubb’s on Sunday, April 26 for an evening of live music and crawfish in benefit of the Busby Foundation. In addition to all you can eat crawfish, Texas country music man Pat Green will headline the event to help raise funds for families affected by ALS. More details and tickets can be found here. 

Save the Date: Quality Seafood’s Crawfish for Candlelight on May 4th

And finally, save the date for Quality Seafood’s 2nd Annual Crawfish Boil to benefit Candlelight Ranch on May 4th. Tickets to the benefit can be purchased here. Candlelight Ranch helps special needs and at-risk children to learn, play, and heal through the wonders of nature. More about this extraordinaire organization can be found here. 

 

 

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