First weekend in May to bring festivals, crawfish

There will be no shortage of activities for residents to do this weekend with a variety of public festivals kicking off in Tomball and Magnolia.

Rails and Tails Mudbug Festival—May 2-3

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tomball Historic Depot Plaza

201 S. Elm St., Tomball

The city of Tomball will be hosting its annual two-day Rails and Tails Mudbug Festival to celebrate the Southern tradition of crawfish season.

Keeping with the theme, Cajun food will be served by the French Quarter Grill, and beer will be available from Louisiana's Abita Brewing Company. This year's event will feature the Bayou Belly Buster Challenge, a boudin ball eating competition, and the Roux Run, a crawfish race.

The festival will feature live music from Louisiana's Rockin' Fiddler Waylon Thibodeaux on Saturday and local Beatles cover band The Fab Five on Sunday.

Admission and parking are free.

Corks n Canvas—May 2

3 to 8 p.m. at The Magnolia Stroll

Between Clepper and Yon streets in downtown Magnolia

On The Stroll, guests can sip on a glass of wine from Bernhardt Winery while browsing art, jewelry and handmade goods from local vendors.

For those who are not wine drinkers, local craft beer from Lone Pint Brewing will be available along with honey wine from Enchanted Manor Meadery. Small bites of tapas-style food will be served.

Jazz pianist Greg Tivis as well as singer and songwriter Willy Wall will be performing at the event.

Admission and parking are free.

Crawfish Boil, Car Show & Craft Fair—May 2

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Magnolia West High School

42202 FM 1774, Magnolia

Magnolia West High School will be hosting its fifth annual Crawfish Boil, Car Show and Craft Fair to raise money for the senior prom on May 23.

Crawfish will be sold by the pound for $6 a plate, including corn and potatoes. Vehicle registration for the car show is $20 in advance or $30 at the door. Awards for Best in Show and People's Choice will be distributed.

Attendees can pay for food and car registrations at the door or prepay at

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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