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41st Crazy Water Festival Events Start Today; Hotel & Plaza Shops Open

41st Crazy Water Festival Events Start Today; Hotel & Plaza Shops Open
October 08
14:34 2021

By Amy Sabbatini Bearden

Every second Saturday of October, people from all over head to Mineral Wells for the annual Crazy Water Festival. The festival is a community organized event benefitting non-profit organizations that host activities during the festival which in turn they use to raise funds for their service projects. Last year, the hosted activities put over $32k into service projects in Palo Pinto County, according to the event’s webpage.

This is the 41st year for the Crazy Water Festival taking place in Mineral Wells and festivities kick off today with a car exhibit and live music. There is a full day of fun scheduled for Saturday as well including a 5K run, the festival it’s self followed by a Pub Crawl.

Crazy Car Cruz & Car Show

Car enthusiasts will line up at West City Park to hold a Crazy Car Cruz tonight at 5:30 at the American Legion. The event is for all kinds of cars and will parade through the community at 6pm tonight. Tomorrow cars will be on display downtown from 8:30-10:30am with awards being announced at 1:30pm.

Live Music

After the car cruz, grab your lawn chairs and head over to the Texas Frontier Trails at 3015 North Oak Ave and listen to some great Texas country music. Mark Powell will take the stage at 7pm followed by Kevin Fowler at 9pm. Food trucks will be on site and kids under 2 don’t require a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at Crazy Water Concert Tickets

Crazy Run

On Saturday at 8:30am, runners and walkers will hit the streets for the Crazy 5K at the corner of NW 4th Ave and NW 7th St. This years run will happen come rain or shine. Runners can pick up their packets Friday night or at 7:30am on Saturday.

Crazy Water Festival

The main attraction takes place in the streets located near the Crazy Famous Pavillon and gates will open from 9am-5pm. The cost of admission is $4, or you can bring 4 canned goods that will be donated to the Mineral Wells Center of Life food bank and Back Pack Buddies.

Once inside the gate, festival goers have access to over 100 vendors, more than 20 food options, street art, a kids activity center, Crazy Beer and live music all day long. The cost for the kids activities is $15 for a play-all-day experience and will benefit the First Methodist Youth Group.

Festival Music Lineup

10:30-11:55 Salim Nourallah
12:10- 1:40 Ottoman Turks
1:55-3:20 40 Acre Mule
3:35-5:00 Emily Wolfe

10:00-10:40 Todd Kincade
10:50-11:30 Chase Jordon
11:40-12:20 Joe & Joe
12:30-1:10 Proud Country
1:20- 2:00 Adams Hull
2:10-2:50 Steve Long
3:00- 3:30 Lana Echanique
3:40-4:20 Max and Z
4:25-5:00 Second Star Theater company

Crazy Crawl

And after all of that fun and you still have gas in your tank, head over for the Crazy Crawl. There will be a booth at the Famous Water Pavilion to purchase tickets and pick up your glass, map, and bracelet for the Crawl. A driver’s license is required to verify age. Non-alcohol options are available at each stop for people under age 21. Here’s a link to a full list of Crazy Crawl stops. List of Businesses for Crazy Crawl

Crazy Water Hotel and Plaza

While you are venturing out to the Crazy Water Festival, don’t miss all of the retail shopping that has recently opened in the Crazy Water Plaza & Hotel. This week shops opened on the main floor and include a new hair salon, a shoe store, a women’s boutique and a store called Sensology that is sure to touch all of your senses.

Be sure to check out the shops and the hotel while you are downtown this weekend. Many of the renovated hotel rooms are already being occupied and even though a famous TV show is currently filming in the surrounding area, there have not been any Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw or Kevin Costner sightings according to Misty Nix, who is one of the hotel owners. However, you better get to the festival this weekend just in case a famous person shows up to drink the ever-so-famous Crazy Water.


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