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Is there anything better than tasting the best Cajun flavors and experiencing amazing live entertainment while doing good? The team at the Cotton Foundation certainly doesn’t think so. We just finished hosting our annual CrawFest, and we had such a good time we wanted to share the experience with you.


On a sunny Thursday evening in April, thousands of guests arrived at the Cotton Ranch in Katy, Texas, for the Cotton Foundation’s tenth annual CrawFest. Every year, this signature event raises money to help the Foundation enact its mission of Restoring Hope to children and families impacted by disasters and illnesses.

At CrawFest 2023, the Cotton Culinary team served up over 6,000 pounds of fresh crawfish alongside delightful appetizers, like fried alligator bites and cheesy corn fritters, and rich desserts, including beignets and bread...

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Cotton Foundation is beyond grateful to our donors, family and friends for making our 2022 Annual CrawFest one for the books. With nearly 2,800 guests in attendance, we were able to raise $512,180 for Cotton Foundation’s community initiatives - more than ever before! Continue scrolling for exciting photos of the event.

As always, this event would not have been possible without the continued support of our partners and volunteers. Thank you to everyone who donated their gifts, time, and services to bring CrawFest to life.

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May 27, 2021

On May 27, 2021, Cotton Foundation hosted 2,100 guests at Cotton Worldwide headquarters in Katy, Texas. This year’s event raised nearly $440,000 for the Foundation’s Taylor’s Place initiative. Guests dined on over 6,000 pounds of crawfish and other Cajun dishes created by Cotton Culinary Executive Chef Wade Schindler. Music filled the air with performances by Cooper Wade and William Clark Green, and were streamed on a 10 x 20 foot LED screen suspended next to the stage. Raffles combined to add nearly $60,000 to the total raised and included firearms, luxury experiences and...


April 1, 2021

Cotton Foundation hosted its second annual sporting clay tournament on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at American Shooting Centers in Houston, Texas. 25 teams of 101 shooters raised $47,740 to support Cotton Foundation’s mission of Restoring Hope. The day started off bright and brisk, and after all shooters had completed the 10-station course, guests enjoyed a BBQ lunch catered by Cotton Culinary. This event enables Cotton Foundation to continue the work we do both in our hometown community through our Local Impact initiative, as well as Restoring Hope, where Cotton Foundation works in tandem...


July 10, 2020

Unable to host traditional fundraising events due to the Covid virus lockdown, Cotton Foundation held a naturally socially distanced event at American Shooting Centers on Friday, July 10, 2020. An eager 32 teams comprised of 128 shooters raised $79,905 to support Cotton Foundation’s post-disaster Restoring Hope and Local Impact initiatives. Despite the heat advisory, shooters enjoy a morning of busting clays followed by an outdoor lunch with cool beverages. This inaugural event was a huge success and represented Cotton Foundation’s growth in branching out to new communities in need.


April 11, 2019

The Cotton Team gathered all of our friends for the annual Cotton Foundation CrawFest earlier this month at Cotton’s world headquarters in Katy, Texas. The event, now in its tenth consecutive year, raises funds for the Cotton Foundation and Taylor’s Place, a retreat for families who are affected by cancer.

This year’s event raised more than $450,000, helping us exceed our fundraising goal of $1 million! We are excited to announce that our decade-long vision for Taylor’s Place is now close to becoming a reality. Nearly 2,000 sponsors,...