2022 Crawfest brings the heat

April 29, 2022

Community Bank’s Downtown Crawfest was held on Saturday, April 23rd from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and featured live music by Ty Taylor & the Kinfolk, drinks, and several teams competing to have the best recipes and tent decor—and over 7,000 pounds of crawfish!

State Coordinator for the Mississippi Main Street Association Thomas Gregory, Laurel resident and knife maker Jim Provost, former Boston Red Sox pitcher Jonathan Papelbon, TikTok star Stalekracker, and Elysian Beauty Bar owner and Laurel resident Lucy Nguyen served as this year’s judges.

More information about Crawfest and other events hosted by Laurel Main Street can be found on their website at laurelmainstreet.com.

Winners are listed below:


Traditional Crawfish


1st Place: Lori Hearn - State Farm Insurance Agent

2nd Place: Mike Walters Specialty Services

3rd Place: Amick Farms


Covfefe Awards


1st Place: Red Fox Realty

2nd Place: The Essmueller Company

3rd Place: Porch Committee

People’s Choice Award: Kiwanis Club of Laurel

Spirit Tent Award: Mud Dawgs

The City of Laurel, established as a lumber town in 1882, is conveniently situated approximately two hours from larger destination cities such as Jackson, Biloxi, New Orleans, and Mobile. In recent years, the city has become a destination all its own thanks, in part, to its starring role in HGTV’s popular “Hometown” series. As Laurel, and interest in it, continues to grow, we are committed to providing the resources necessary to help all of our residents and businesses reach their full potential.
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