King Cotton Crawfish Boil set for Friday

Teams competing in the 2018 King Cotton Crawfish Boil will be required to prepare at least 150 pounds of crawfish on site, which will be provided by event coordinators (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
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RYAN PHILLIPS
SDN EDITOR

The 2018 installment of the popular King Cotton Crawfish Boil will be held Friday in the Cotton District.

The event begins at 6 p.m. and will last until 10 p.m.

Tickets are $20 each in advance, $25 at the gate and include one 5-pound bucket of crawfish, team-cooked fixins and unlimited beer/beverages.

Greater Starkville Development Partnership Director of Tourism Jennifer Prather said the only change will be the entrance, which will be on Maxwell Street in front of Bin 612.

She then said the event serves as the annual fundraiser for the Starkville Main Street Association.

“It contributes to projects we do throughout the year to keep the downtown area vibrant,” Prather said.

According to Prather, the 2017 installment of the King Cotton Crawfish Boil saw 300 tickets sold in advance, while tickets sold out at the gate, bringing the number of attendees to roughly 500.

There will also be a Best of Boil team cooking competition that visitors will be allowed to sample from.

Best of Boil Awards will be presented at 9 p.m.

The registration deadline for teams was April 23.

Teams will be required to prepare at least 150 pounds of crawfish on site, which will be provided by event coordinators.

Sponsors for the King Cotton Crawfish Boil are the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Golden Triangle Regional Airport and Clark Beverage.

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