The first annual WAM BAM! Crawfish Boil & Gumbo Cook Off will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney.

Live music by the Dennis Cavalier Zydeco Band straight from New Orleans; Cajun flair will spice up the atmosphere. We encourage you to bring blankets for resting on the lawn after dancing the night away. We will have a “Kids Corner” with face painting, bounce houses and more to provide entertainment for the little ones. This truly is an event for the whole family!

The crawfish will be prepared by the Cajun Crawfish Company. They are offering Louisiana boiled crawfish with sweet corn, potatoes, and mushrooms. Is your mouth watering yet? Don’t worry, if you are still unsure of proper crawfish eating etiquette, we will have plenty of experts on hand ready to show you how it works. (If the kiddos aren’t quite ready to eat crawfish, they will have the option of purchasing a kid’s meal instead.)

Judges will be making their rounds, tasting the talents of our Gumbo Cook Off contestants. Feel free to taste for yourselves and give them your opinion. The winner of the cook off will be announced at the end of the evening.

Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the Gumbo Master? If you are ready to show us your Cajun side, we would love to have you as part of our Gumbo Cook off during the WAM BAM! Crawfish Boil. There is a $100 fee to enter with a chance to win $300. Three judges will pick the top contestant and announce the winner during the event. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Nicolette at ndaugherty@mckinneychamber.com.

The WAM BAM! Crawfish Boil & Gumbo Cook Off will take place rain or shine! Come early, because once all of the crawfish has been served, we will be out for the night. Please register in advance online to ensure that three pounds of crawfish are waiting for you!

Click here to register. For more information contact Nicolette at ndaugherty@mckinneychamber.com.