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Luling, TX

Luling is a city in Caldwell County, Texas, United States, along the San Marcos River. Luling is located in southern Caldwell County, 47 miles (76 km) south of Austin. The city limits extend south along Texas State Highway 80 across the San Marcos River into Guadalupe County. Luling was founded in 1874 as a railroad town and became a rowdy center for the cattle drivers on the Chisholm Trail. Contempt of the law by the cowboys helped Luling become known as the "toughest town in Texas".

Luling is known for two things: Bar-B-Q and watermelon. According to Texas Monthly, Luling is home to some of the best BB-Q in the Lone Star State.

For More Information Visit:

City of Luling

Luling Chamber of Commerce

Luling Main Street Association

Mural painted on building in downtown Luling featuring main street buildings and red truck with a bed full of watermelons.
Mid-November through the end of the year

This downtown Christmas exhibit has become a regional destination for visitors from all around central Texas. Our Yule Trail is in operation from Thanksgiving Day until the end of the year each year. If you would like to have your business or organization added to this great exhibit, please visit our contact page to request information.

Ragun' Cajun Throwdown Logo (Lobster with a chefs hat and sppon)
March 9th, 2024

Rajun' Cajun Throwdown & Gumbo Cookoff

The Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown is a Cajun themed cook off that was created by the Luling Main Street back in 2011 as a fund raiser to help with the revitalization of the Main Street District. It always falls on the 2nd Saturday in March every year and cooking categories include: Gumbo, Jambalaya, Bloody Mary, Open, Dessert and Showmanship. What started out as just a cook off with some music and a few vendors, has grown into a full blown Cajun street festival with live zydeco music all day, arts/crafts vendor fair, a great assortment of food vendors, beverage garden, crawfish sold by the pound, activities for kids such as bouncy houses, wiggle races, bungee jumps, petting zoos, barrel trains and more! The crawfish races are also a huge hit and a must see attraction! Come see us in downtown Luling and join in all the fun!!!

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

Always the last full weekend of June
June 27th - 30th, 2024

More information to come-

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