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Community Gears up for Katy Rice Harvest Festival

The Katy Rice Harvest Festival rolls into Katy Oct. 13 and 14 and has become known as a first-class, affordable, quality family event. Be sure to stop by Katy Magazine’s booth (near the food court) and get your child’s photo taken for free for the 2013 Katy’s Cutest Kid Cover Contest! Learn more about the contest, by visiting www.katymagazine.com/katys-cutest-kid-cover-contest-2012-frequently-asked-questions/.

The festival will feature over 325 unique vendors. Commercial and handcrafted vendor booths are still available, but food vendor booths are completely sold out.

The cooking competition will take place on Sept. 22, featuring the culinary talents of Katy residents. The competition offers some great prizes for the winning dishes. The photography contest will also be judged on Sept. 22, featuring remarkable photographs by local amateur photographers. The Katy Rice Harvest Festival will kick off with a family-friendly parade on Oct. 6 in downtown Katy. Everyone is encouraged to participate and join the fun.

The festival will also include a star-studded entertainment lineup:

  • Oct. 13 features performances by Dunville, The Trishas, the Silverado Band, Folk Family Revival, and the Scooter Brown Band.
  • Oct. 14 features performances by Yelba and Latin Fire, the Mambo Jazz Kings, and Bri Bagwell.

The Rice Stage will showcase local musical talent, dancers, martial arts demonstrations, and more.

Free parking and free shuttle service to and from the festival at Katy Mills Mall is available for all guests. Festival admission is $8 for adults and children over 10 years of age.  

To support the City of Katy, $1 per ticket will be contributed to the City of Katy annual fireworks display. Additionally, Cinco Ranch High School, Faith West Academy, Katy High School, Mayde Creek High School, Morton Ranch High School, Pope John XXIII High School, Seven Lakes High School, and Taylor High School all benefit from the gate proceeds.

Children of all ages will enjoy the attractions provided by the carnival. In addition to the big rides, the carnival will also have a separate kiddie kingdom. Pony rides and a small train ride will be available for the smaller children. The carnival will be open Friday night, Saturday from 10 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Admission tickets and carnival wristbands will be available for purchase in advance and at the festival.

To register for any of the activities or events, purchase carnival armbands or admission tickets, or see a complete list of times and events, visit www.riceharvestfestival.org. Please call the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce at 281-391-5289 or email info@katychamber.com for additional information.

 

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