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Mudbug Madness, Shreveport, Louisiana, May 27-30, 2010
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One of Louisiana’s largest and most popular Cajun festivals, with Crawfish Boil, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz artists, mouth-watering Cajun cuisine, raucous contests, and fun for all ages. Mudbug Madness draws as many as 56,000 people in one day.

Mudbug Madness celebrates its 27th anniversary May 27-30, 2010. Entertainers and vendors, please contact Melanie Bacon at (318) 222-7403 or by email to be a part of Mudbug Madness 2010. Volunteers, please contact Sherry King at (318) 929-2834 or by email.

Foot-stompin’, tail-shakin’, two-steppin’ music is an exciting, integral part of Mudbug Madness and this year’s festival promises to be one that will leave them talking for years.

Mudbug Madness is held in Festival Plaza in Downtown Shreveport, Louisiana. If you are coming from out of town, you can click here to book a hotel.


Free till 5 from KSLA.
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

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 (mall office entrance — South Main Entrance) 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, an invitation to the King and Queen selection party 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.

Calling Food and Craft Vendors

Go to “Vendor Applications” page.

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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