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Mudbug Madness, Shreveport, Louisiana, May 26-29, 2011


Mudbug Madness is held in Festival Plaza in Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana. If you are coming from out of town, Diamond Jack’s Casino & Resort is offering a special rate for Mudbug Madness fans – just call them at 1-866-5JAXMAX (552-9629) and ask for the special “Mudbug Madness” rate! You can click here to book a hotel.


Free till 5 Thursday and Friday.
Thursday- Free from 11am until 5pm; $5.00 per person after 5pm
Friday- Free from 11am until 5pm; $5.00 per person after 5pm
Saturday & Sunday- 11am until closing $5.00 per person
*Children under 12 are free at all times
**Mudbug Salutes the Military!
Show your Military ID and get in free at all times

Driving Directions

From I-20 West:Take Spring Street exit. Festival Plaza is located underneath Spring Street Bridge at Crockett Street (approximately 2 blocks from the interstate).

From I-20 East:Take Spring Street exit. Festival Plaza is located underneath the Spring Street Bridge at Crockett Street (approximately 2 blocks from the interstate).

From I-49: Take I-49 north to I-20 east. Follow directions from I-20 east.

Getting There!

The Mudbug Madness Festival offers free shuttle service  from Pierre-Bossier Mall (pick-up in front of old Service Merchandise) and Mall St. Vincent (pick-up at the Piccadilly Restaurant entrance).  THERE IS NO SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE LOUISIANA BOARDWALK.  The shuttles run at the following times:

  • Thursday and Friday 5pm until 11:3opm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:30am till 11:30pm

Shuttles leave from the malls on the hour and half hour; shuttles leave from Festival Plaza at 15 minutes after the hour and 15 minutes before the hour.

Be A Part of our Party!

Sign up to be a volunteer for Mudbug Madness. Contact Sherry King by email.

Volunteers work in beer, soft drink, souvenir and ticket booths. All volunteers receive a free souvenir T-shirt and an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation Party.

Helpful Hints & Information:

  • No food or beverages may be brought onto the site.
  • No backpacks.
  • No pets, except for assistance animals.
  • No silly string.
  • No ice chests.
  • No solicitation.
  • No political activity.
  • All items brought into the festival site are subject to search.

Food Vendors

  • Johnny’s Pizza HousePizza
  • Southern Concessions Southern fried chicken tenders, French fries, Southern fried catfish, chili-cheeseburgers, grilled Italian sausage with peppers & onions, curly fries, bloomin’ onions
  • Lila Davis Catering Creole crawfish etouffee, Creole dirty rice, red beans & rice, chicken & sausage gumbo, boudin, cupcakes
  • Taste of New Orleans Louisiana lobster puffs with cheese Alexandria, crawfish Jeanerette, Voodoo salad w/fried crawfish
  • Texas Custom Catering Sirloin on a stick, ribeye steak sandwich, brisket sandwich, pulled pork sandwich, nachos, sausage on a stick
  • J & J Concessions Fried alligator, chicken or shrimp on a stick
  • East Texas Corn Roasters Roasted corn, baked potatoes with toppings, gumbo or etouffee; chocolate dipped cheesecake; chocolate dipped strawberries, deep fried pork skins
  • Natchitoches Meat Pies Natchitoches meat pies, crawfish pies, mini meat and crawfish pies, chocolate covered bacon
  • Cajun Fried Crawfish Fried crawfish tails, crawfish po-boys, fried shrimp po-boys; fried shrimp basket
  • Hull Concessions Corn dogs, funnel cakes, turkey legs, Lemon Chill
  • Counter Culture on the Go Humphrey Yogarts, yogurt dishes
  • Sugar Blossoms Cinnamon roasted pecans & almonds, hot & spicy peanuts, fudge, chocolate chip cookies
  • Geauxsicles Various flavored gourmet ice pops

Crawfish Vendors

  • C. E. Byrd Booster Club
  • Shreveport Police Department – Mounted Patrol Support Group
  • Evangel Christian Academy Booster Club
  • Swamp Site Menu
  • Bayou Boyz Philly cheesesteak sandwich; Philly cheesesteak potatoes, chili-cheese nachos, B&T burger combo, chili-cheese dogs, hot dogs w/seasoned onions
  • Diamond J Concessions Funnel cakes, corn dogs, deep fried Twinkies, fried green tomatoes or pickles, fried candy bars
  • Bees Fine Boods Gyros, chicken pitas, cheese fries, sausage on a bun
  • Southern Secialties of Shreveport Fried alligator bites, fried crab cakes, crawfish Ava
  • Geauxsicles Various flavored gourmet ice pops
  • Uncle Ray’s Cajun Kitchen Grilled bacon wrapped shrimp, stuffed peppers wrapped in cheese, chicken and bacon, grilled regular or seafood boudin, chopped beef sandwich
  • Dippin Dots Dippin Dots ice cream & yogurt

Invest in Mudbug Madness

Join the other local, regional and national organizations and individuals who have invested in Mudbug Madness. Cash and in-kind investments provide access to exploitable business opportunities associated with this highly publicized event. Opportunities range from $100 to $25,000 including booth displays, Title Sponsorship, hospitality packages, and event, product or stage sponsorships.

Let us tailor one for you!

Call Terri Mathews at (318) 455-2001 or Melanie Bacon at (318) 222-7403.


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