Festival Dates & Hours
El Paso Original Lobster Festival takes place from Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Ascarate Park in El Paso, TX. The festival hours are Friday 5-11PM, Sat. 12NOON-11PM and Sun. 12NOON-10PM. Times are subject to change without notice.
Box Office Location & Hours
Box Office is located at the Main Gate 1 Entrance. Opens 5PM on Friday and closes by 9PM, on Saturday it opens at 12NOON and closes by 9PM, on Sunday it opens at 12NOON and closes by 8PM. Times are subject to change without notice.
If you need to leave the festival and return the same day, you may get your hand stamped at the front gate, which allows re-entry.
The venue and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.
Children at El Paso Original Lobster Festival
Coming to the festival with kids in tow? El Paso Original Lobster Festival invites fans of all ages, including kids! On Saturday and Sunday there is a children designated area: Magic Show, Face Painting, Inflatable Bounces, Interactive Area that includes Laser Tag and Gaming Truck. The children’s stage opens at 12NOON and closes at 6PM on Saturday and Sunday and creates an environment for parents and children to enjoy family-friendly entertainment. Remember to share these memories with your kids by stopping by the FREE Souvenir E-Photo booth to capture the fun! Times are subject to change without notice.
Also, Children under 8 years old will be admitted free of charge with a ticket-holding adult. Does not include food, drinks, or games.
The festival has a food court serving up all kinds of tasty eats, including non seafood related items: BBQ, Mexican, American, Chinese, Thai and other international foods and desserts, adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks— infamous Signature drink "Screaming Lobster" and Margaritas) and of course, LOBSTER. Lots and lots of Fresh Live Maine Lobster steamed in the World's Largest Cooker. Each year the selection may vary.
Cash & Credit Cards
There are ATMs at several locations throughout the festival grounds with applicable service fees. Some vendors accept credit cards, including the Festival’s Box Office.
Allowed & Prohibited Items
Guests and their belongings are subject to search upon entry or re-entry.
The following items are ALLOWED* at El Paso Original Lobster Festival:
- Folding chairs are permitted in designated area. NO Tents, lawn chairs, hammocks or canopies are allowed.
- (1) One unopened bottle of water per person.
- Blankets, Sheets, Towels
- Cameras (basic point and shoot consumer-grade cameras)
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE
The following items are PROHIBITED* at El Paso Original Lobster Festival:
- Sorry, no pets are allowed in the festival site. The only animals that are allowed on our grounds are service animals in accordance with Texas Human Resources Code, Section 121.003-121.006.
- NO SMOKING. ASCARATE PARK IS A SMOKE-FREE ZONE.
- NO BACKPACKS, PICNIC COOLERS, BASKETS, OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINKS ALLOWED IN THE FESTIVAL SITE.
- No outside food or beverage (including alcohol) of any kind. All food and beverage items must be purchased at the Festival. EXCEPT FOR (1) one unopened bottle of water per person.
- You may not bring alcohol into the festival site and you may not take alcohol outside of the festival area.
- No Glass Containers.
- No Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc).
- No Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind.
- No Gambling or illegal activity of any kind.
- No Drugs or drug paraphernalia.
- No Skateboards or scooters.
- No Bicycles inside the festival grounds.
- No Tents, oversized umbrellas, canopies, hammocks, or shade structures of any kind.
- No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.
- No Large wallet and waist chains that exceed 12 inches in length and width of 1 inch.
- No Bicycle chains and other such chains will not be allowed.
- No Inflatable furniture. Rafts, chairs, etc.
- No Gang affiliated attire.
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Security Screening & Entry
For the safety of everyone entering the festival, all patrons are subject to a full and complete search prior to entry.
Please review the Allowed & Prohibited items list for a stress-free entry process.
By purchasing a ticket, you agree to submit to a search before entry.
All bags will be searched before entry. Persons that refuse to comply with the search policy will be refused entry into the event.
Getting to El Paso Original Lobster Festival
Ascarate Park 6900 Delta Drive, El Paso, TX 79905
Turn on Manny Martinez Drive, get in the left lane (outer lane) onto the roundabout and go straight (follow the El Paso Original Lobster Festival directional signs). The event is located pass the Baseball Fields (at Tom Lea Blvd. and N R E Thompson Loop) before Joe Yarbrough Drive. GET DIRECTIONS
For Buses, RVs, Delivery Trucks. Semi-Trucks YOU MUST ENTER at GATE B off of Fonseca Drive (follow the El Paso Original Lobster Festival directional signs) to avoid roundabout. The event is located at Tom Lea Blvd. and N R E Thompson Loop.
ADA Handicap Parking
If you have a handicap placard, you may park in a ADA Handicap parking space. ADA Handicap parking is FREE! Enter at the El Paso Original Lobster Festival parking lot entrance to be directed to the designated parking spaces at the entrance by parking personnel.
Where Is The Entrance to El Paso Original Lobster Festival?
When you make your way to Ascarate Park there is one entrance. Refer to this MAP for guidance.
What Are The Parking Options For El Paso Original Lobster Festival?
Parking is available throughout the park during the event. We recommend parking in the Event Parking Lot (at Tom Lea Blvd. and N R E Thompson Loop) that is located at the event. To help you come and go from El Paso Original Lobster Festival, please visit the PARKING PAGE.
Where to Stay
If you’re coming in from out of town and want to book lodging near the festival, CLICK HERE for information on the hotels nearest to the El Paso Original Lobster Festival.
What Types of Tickets Are Available?
1-Day General Admission Ticket - Enjoy the specific artists performing and festivities on the given day for which you buy a ticket.
1-Day General Admission Ticket w/Lobster Feast - Enjoy the specific artists performing and festivities on the given day for which you buy a ticket along with a Lobster Feast that includes: 1.25LB. fresh live steamed lobster, coleslaw, dinner roll, watermelon, fresh cut lemons and butter dipping sauce.
1-Day General Admission Ticket w/Jumbo Lobster Feast - Enjoy the specific artists performing and festivities on the given day for which you buy a ticket along with a Jumbo Lobster Feast that includes: 2.25LB. fresh live steamed lobster, coleslaw, dinner roll, watermelon, fresh cut lemons and butter dipping sauce.
To purchase your ticket or for more details on each festival ticket type go to our TICKET PAGE.
Do I need to purchase tickets ahead of time or can I purchase tickets at the door?
Tickets can be purchased upon arrival at our box office. Tickets are generally higher than pre-sale tickets.
How Do I Upgrade to a Feast/Jumbo Feast Ticket?
If you’d like to upgrade your El Paso Original Lobster tickets in advance, please email our ticketing department for assistance at CONTACT US. Be sure to submit your original order number with your request. OR reply directly to your order confirmation email that you received with your request.
Planning a group outing to the El Paso Original Lobster Festival has never been easier. For group GENERAL ADMISSION tickets, purchase 6 or more and receive a 10% discount that is automatically applied to your order at time of purchase (does not apply to Lobster Feast/Jumbo Feast Tickets).
Additional Group Pricing varies on size of group, please submit your request by email at CONTACT US.
Questions About An Order Already Placed
If you’ve already purchased your Ticket and need to change the date, Tickets purchased on this site FOR: ONE-DAY ADMISSION, LOBSTER FEASTS PACKAGES OR A LA CARTE FEASTS are valid for either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. You do not need to contact us. We ask for which day you plan on attending so that we can estimate the amount of live Lobster to have on hand for that day. You can use your tickets on Friday, Saturday or Sunday once for redemption.
If you did not receive a order confirmation email. Please first check your spam/junk folder. If not there, enter your email address HERE to resend your order confirmation receipt. If you still have not received it CONTACT US as there might be a typo in the email address that you submitted at the time of your order. Otherwise, bring your ID and check in at the Will Call booth located near the Main Gate Entrance.
Or if you have a general question about your order, please email at CONTACT US.
Ticket Issues on Day of Event
El Paso Original Lobster Festival Will Call staff is ready onsite during the festival to answer any questions or concerns you might have such as not receiving your order confirmation email, etc. Bring your ID and check in at the Will Call booth located near Main Gate Entrance.
Frequently Asked Questions
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For further questions not addressed check out our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) PAGE.
Contact the Festival
For any and all questions, please feel free to CONTACT US. Email is continually monitored before, during and after operating hours. You will be contacted.