LA MARQUE, TEXAS (November 14, 2017) – Leaders
from the BigAss Crawfish Bash Foundation (BCBF) presented
La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking with the official
Guinness Book of World Records certificate for the most
crawfish prepared in eight hours on November 10 in La
Marque. BCBF earned the world record on April 1, 2017,
at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, Texas. The official
record is 26,346.45 kg, or 58,083.98 pounds of crawfish.
According to Quentin Severin, BCBF Chief Executive
Officer, foundation leaders decided to present Mayor
Hocking with the official certificate so the world would forever
remember that this event happened in La Marque.
“We appreciate the support from La Marque and Mayor
Hocking,” said Severin. “The world’s largest crawfish
cook-off happened right here and we want to remind people
of that as we plan for the 2018 event.”
In 2017, there were 84 competitors, with Best of Gulf
Coast prize going to ‘Put Some South in Yo’ Mouth’ team,
and Best of Bay going to Cabo Bar & Grill team. The 2018
event is planned for Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Gulf
Greyhound Park Simulcast and Event Center, 1000 FM
2004, La Marque, TX 77568.
According to Severin, next year’s event will include allyou-
can-eat crawfish, a crawfish cook-off competition
with at least 80 cook-off teams, vendor booths, Kid Zone,
sponsor area, live music, Veteran VIP Tent, and food multiple
area restaurants. “We expect 20,000 attendees for
the 2018 event, Severin said. “We have big
plans in the works. This will be epic!”
BigAss Crawfish Bash Foundation is a
Texas non-profit corporation that works in
partnership with local charities that benefit
lives of veterans, children and the disabled.
For the 2018 event, BCBF plans to donate
90 percent of their profits to Camp Hope,
Texas Special Olympics and local education
foundations. The leadership team is
currently contacting sponsors for the 2018
For information, visit www.bigasscrawfishbash.
com, follow them on
Facebook at www.facebook.com/bigasscrawfishbashcookoff
or email sponsors@
ABOUT THE CITY OF LA MARQUE: The City of La
Marque is strategically situated in Galveston County approximately
15 miles south of Houston and four miles
north of Galveston. La Marque is the second-fastestgrowing
city in the county with an estimated population of
16,000, an area of 14.25 square miles.
BigAss Crawfish Bash Foundation Chief Executive Officer Quentin Severin,
Chief Operating Officer Travis LeDoux and Chief Administrative
Officer Mark Crowder presented La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking with
the official Guinness Book of World Records Certificate for most crawfish
cooked in eight hours.