Save the Date and Get Ready for Fun
Oklahoma’s largest crawfish and Red Dirt festival is a party you don’t want to miss.
The fifth annual Ales & Tails Crawfish and Red Dirt Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the American Legion Rodeo Arena in Vinita. Gates will open at 5 p.m.
A fundraiser for the Vinita Rotary Club, Ales & Tails Crawfish and Red Dirt Festival is one of the most popular events in northeast Oklahoma. It’s a giant party that features heaping plates of crawfish and live music by some of the biggest names in the Red Dirt genre, as well as games and craft vendors from all over the state.
Stoney LaRue, Jason Boland and The Stragglers, Cameran Nelson and Whiskey Poet Society are just some of the acts who have performed on the Ales & Tails Crawfish and Red Dirt Festival stage. Performers for the 2019 festival will be announced early next year, but festival organizers promise this year’s musical lineup will once again feature some of the hottest artists in the Red Dirt music scene.
For the tastiest part of the evening, the Vinita Rotary Club brings in piles of live Louisiana crawfish, which will be boiled Cajun-style with potatoes and corn. You’ll want to bring your appetite in order to tackle the two-pound servings of crawfish.
For those who aren’t mudbug aficionados, there will be fried catfish with hushpuppies and fried potatoes on the side.
Tickets for both the concert and meal will go on sale in a couple of months. Festival camping and VIP packages will also be available for this year’s event. Save the date and get ready for a whole lotta fun on Saturday, May 18.
All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Vinita Rotary Club’s Scholarship Foundation.
The Ales & Tails Crawfish and Red Dirt Festival will be held at the American Legion Rodeo Arena, located at 26585 South 4410 Road, in Vinita. Parking is available in several areas around the arena and will be clearly posted.
For more information on Ales & Tails, visit www.VinitaRotary.org or contact Travis Jaggars at (918) 639-8629 or Austin Brown at (918) 256-6424.