When a carnival usually sets up in Victoria it usually brings a little rain with it. This means that carnivals in Victoria usually turn into a mud fest and a mess. That will not be the case this year with Big Texas Fun.  The carnival has set up in the parking lot area behind the Community Center Annex which means we will be able to enjoy a carnival without mud, even if it does rain!

Not only will the carnival not be muddy, but it also has a crisp and clean look with vibrant colorful rides.  There are also some great ride options that victoria has never seen before including a full-size roller-coaster. The Zillerator is one of the largest portable roller coasters in the country alongside many other great ride options.  The carnival kicks off today and will run through Sunday. All you can ride armbands are available today and tomorrow only!

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It will also be the return of their Crawfish Festival. There will be plenty of crawfish and cajun food for all to get their fix. There will be over 15,000 pounds of crawfish that will be ready to be devoured. Plates available for $10/pound each day until they are sold out!  There will also be a crawfish eating contest with a 1st prize of $500.00.  Get more information about the crawfish eating contest by clicking here. There will also be **Free crawfish for Military, Veterans, and First Responders thanks to Big Texas Fun and Heroes Sports**


Of course, you can't to a festival in South Texas without live music! While the lineup is still being finalized. Here is what we know so far.  Saturday night will feature Sharp Dressed men, a Tribute to ZZTop, and Think Lizzy: A Tribute to Thin Lizzy. Sunday will be a Tejano explosion with Christina Valdez, Los Popos, and Los Amigos ASG.

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