Bayou GatorCraw Fest


General Admission

Blue Earth Plaza, 315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, Kansas 66502

Free admission for kids under 12 years of age (food, drinks, and VIP Lounge not included).


  • Live Music
  • Dance Floor
  • Free Souvenir ePhoto
  • Second Line Parade
  • Bayou Stage's Live Cooking Demonstrations
  • GatorLand (Live interactive gator experience)
  • Kidz’ Zone (Bounce houses, engaging educational activities, select games and crafts)
  • Kids Storytelling
  • Magic Shows
  • Cajun and Creole History Hut
  • Kansas History Hut
  • French Market Train Rides (Sat/Sun)
  • Police/Fire/Military Demonstrations (Sat/Sun)
  • Free DIY Crafts — Mad Hatter and Masker Made classes for all ages

Friday Admission
Mardi Gras Purple Party


+ tax

  • General Admission
    Valid for Friday only.
  • Food/drinks not included.
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Saturday or Sunday

$25 / $15

(Adult / 12-17 years old) + tax

  • General Admission
    Valid for Saturday or Sunday.
  • Food/drinks not included.
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Weekend Pass


+ tax

  • General Admission
    Valid for Saturday and Sunday only.
  • Food/drinks not included.
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Event Pass


+ tax

  • General Admission
    Valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Food/drinks not included.
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Admission & Crawfish
Bundle Package


+ tax

  • General Admission included.
  • 2lbs. of Live Louisiana Crawfish Boil with corn on the cob, red potatoes and remoulade dipping sauce.
  • Redeem once for Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • MUST ENTER EVENT AND PICK UP AT MamaDeaux's Crawfish Shack, located in the food court area and will stop serving 1 hour before closing (9PM on Fri/Sat, 7PM on Sun). Times are subject to change without notice.
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Chateau de Rouge
VIP Lounge

$150 / $75

(Adult / Child) + tax

Kids 5 and under are free w/LIMIT 2 per table.

One table seats up to 10 people. ONLY 160 SEATS AVAILABLE IN THIS EXCLUSIVE AREA.

  • General Admission included.
  • Valid for only one time slot below:
    Friday, April 26th, 4PM-10PM
    Mardi Gras Purple Party
    Saturday, April 27th, 11AM-10PM
    Krewe of Mamadeaux's
    Sunday, April 28th, 11AM-8PM
    Bayou Gumbo
  • Includes everything in the General Admission Pass plus:
  • Early VIP Access (1 hour before event opens)
  • All-Day Unlimited Access during event hours
  • VIP Reserved Seating
  • Full Buffet:
    Live Louisiana Crawfish Boil (5lbs. for Adult / 2lbs. for Child), Cajun and Creole Main Dishes, Sides, Salads, Assorted Breads, Specialty Desserts, and Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Signature Mardi Gras Beads, Free Event T-Shirt, VIP Exclusive Souvenir Photo Op, Private Chef(s) Samplings, Lagniappe Bag, VIP Wait Staff, VIP Private Bathrooms (ADA-compliant), and Meet & Greet with Performers
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