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Inaugural Georgia Smoke Crawfish Derby

Briarcliff Woods Beach Club Field - 1830 Morris Landers Dr NE, Atlanta, GA, United States

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Do you love crawfish? Do you love the Kentucky Derby?

Join us Saturday May 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Briarcliff Woods Beach Club Field for the Crawfish Derby.

Devour authentic Cajun-style crawdaddies delivered fresh from the bayou and cooked on-site alongside savory grilled chicken while enjoying the Derby among friends.

All Proceeds benefit FODAC: A non-profit committed to providing durable medical equipment at little or no cost to adults and children with injuries and disabilities.

Event is rain or shine, BYO(B)ourbon, BYO(B)eer, and maybe a dessert or side dish to share. Kids eat free. (Suggested on-site day-of donation to help offset costs: $5 per well-behaved child.)

Thank You to the Setup Team: Doug Bourgeois, Derek Butler, Carl Craig, Carl Davis, Mitch Dickerson, Dave Evans, David Rutland, Steve Seel, Sam Shober, and Duncan Van Pelt.

Thank You to our Sponsors: Briarcliff Woods Beach Club, Complete Systems Automation, Lenz, Inc., Georgia Smoke, and Kim + Carl Craig.

Common Questions:

Q: What time does the Derby start?
A: 6:34 p.m.

Q: If it rains will it be in the field or the clubhouse?
A: We are predicting sun but if it rains we will hold the event in/near the clubhouse.

Q: If I bring a side dish or dessert, do I have to share?
A: That surely would be nice of you.

Q: Will there be copious amounts of mint julep mix supplied?
A: Yes.

Q: Can we bet on the race?
A: No comment.

Q: Will you actually have a crawfish race?
A: Yes.

Q: Why crawfish? Why now?
A: We've done five oyster roasts, and we wanted to expand and do two community fundraising events a year. A spring Crawfish Derby is of course the logical next step, as it is crawfish season and the Kentucky Derby will be on the television.

Q: Can I get tickets at the door?
A: We strongly prefer you get them in advance so we know how many crawdaddies to round up. That would be so nice of you. And the event might sell out. You just never know.

Q: How does the money part work?
A: All corporate donations and ticket sale proceeds go directly to FODAC. We helped raise $4,525 for FODAC at the 2016 Oyster Roast and we want to do more.

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1830 Morris Landers Dr NE, Atlanta, GA, United States (Get Directions)