Cajun Crawfish Company in Frisco will hold its second annual Frisco Crawfish Festival “Claws for Paws,” a fundraiser that benefits Habitat 4 Paws, a local animal shelter, on Sunday, April 2, 2017.


The festival will be held at Rockin S Bar and Grill, located at 9305 Preston Road., from 1-7 p.m. Cajun Crawfish Company will serve its famous crawfish in two plate options — a large plate for $20 that includes three pounds of crawfish, red potatoes and corn on the cob, and a small plate for $10 that includes 1.5 pounds of crawfish, red potatoes and corn on the cob.


The festival will feature live music by local bands Sons of Rio, Overdrive and The Nawlins Gumbo Kings from 12:30-7 p.m. The event will also have a bounce house and Mardi Gras beads for kids.


David Snell, owner of Cajun Crawfish Company, said he’s expecting close to 2,000 people throughout the course of the day, which is about 600 more than last year, when they sold just under 4,000 pounds of crawfish.


“We’re gonna see a massive event when people start to show up at 12:30 and we’ll be there until 7 o’clock at night. I’m actually hoping for a repeat of what we had last year in crawfish-performance,” Snell said. “I went all out on advertising this year, and I was able to send out an email to all the people we pro-sold last year, so there’s a lot of buzz about it.”


He said last year no one waited for their food for more than 10 minutes. He and his team will be working around the same concept from last year, so they will have a line for pre-sale registering, and for those who didn’t buy their pre-sale tickets, they will have a credit card line and a cash line.


Habitat 4 Paws, whose focus is to rescue, care for, and find permanent homes for dogs and cats, will be having pets up for adoption at the event. Last year, Snell was able to give the organization $5,377 from the donations from the festival. This year again, 70 percent of the proceeds will go to the shelter. He’s hoping for a donation of close to $7,000.


“Last year they gained a lot of exposure to their group,” Snell said. “Hopefully everything is successful. There really is a lot of planning and a lot of finger crossing that goes into this type of event.”


To buy tickets for the event visit their Facebook page or www.friscocrawfishfestival.com.