Let the Good Times Roll!

More than music and crustaceans, the Rosewood Crawfish Fest let's the good times roll for the entire family!

Run in the Crawdaddy Dash, feast your eyes on the work of talented artists, tune in to the delicious live tunes of local and regional bands, and don't forget... there's more than crawfish available to satisfy your appetite for yummy food! Bring the young ones to the Lil' Crawdaddy Carnival for some sweet fun and amusements!

With so much to do, the whole family will enjoy a day of fun while helping to support the Rosewood Community! 


Artist Village

Peruse the work of local and regional artists.  Explore their unique creations.  Talk to the creators of the craft.  And, of course, find the perfect gift for everyone on your list (even you)!

More than 25 artists exhibit and sell their work in this special area each year.

Artists interested in displaying and selling their work at the 2018 festival need to submit their application and payment no later than April 27, 2019 for consideration.

2019 Rosewood Crawfish Festival Vendor Application. 

Crawdaddy Dash

Want a great way to kick-off your visit to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival? Come run with us!

The race starts at 9 a.m. and finishes at City Roots in-town farm. The course takes runners through the beautiful Rosewood neighborhood of Columbia, SC. Awards presentations will begin at 10 a.m. at City Roots.  Festival gates open at 11:00, so you can be front and center when the music begins!

All participants will receive FREE entry to the Rosewood Crawfish Festival ($15 value) and an official Race T-Shirt!

Register to run today! 

Li’l Crawdaddy Carnival - Now with More Rides!

Chock full of fun, this special family friendly area includes face painting, crawfish races, rides, inflatables and much more. You won’t want to miss this carnival of fun for the whole family!

Food & Drink

For Lovers of all things Creole, Cajun & Crawfish

Once again this year, the Creole Chef is back and will be rolling into town with 10,000 pounds of fresh Louisiana grown crawfish. Also on hand will be all your Cajun favorites including boudin, crawfish etouffe, jambalaya and much more.

A variety of beverages from soft drinks, water, and of course beer will be available throughout the day! Be sure to stop by the Bud Light beer truck for the perfect companion to your chosen cuisine!

Cody Guillory / Quality Crawfish
OVER 10,000 lbs. of Fresh Farm Raised Louisiana Crawfish*
Purged, Seasoned and Boiled to Perfection. Ample servings including corn and potatoes!

Other Cajun Delights Include:
Fried alligator tails
Crawfish Etouffee over rice
Chicken and andouille sausage gumbo
Chicken sausage jambalaya
Assorted Po' Boys
Boudin sausage

Crawfish Aren't Your Thing?  No reason to fret.  More than a dozen food vendors will be on hand selling everything from hamburgers to gator, and fair food to southern treats.

Traditional Fare Includes:
Mahi fish tacos with mango salsa
Blackened fish tacos with a crawfish cream sauce
Polish sausage
Smoked turkey legs
Philly cheese steaks
Hot dogs, corn dogs
Fish, shrimp basket
Chicken fingers, fries
Fried Pickles
Funnel Cakes
Snow cones
Italian Ice
and MORE!!!

*A few things to keep in mind: Admission fee does not cover the cost of crawfish. Since our crawfish are brought in live directly from Louisiana, it is necessary to base the quantity on previous years’ sales.  Please plan to come early as we have been known to run out before the day is over.