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Katy Rice Harvest Festival Prepares for Record Year

Named one of the Houston area’s top 10 festivals, the Katy Rice Harvest Festival, produced by the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, recently announced that all vendor booths are sold out for the 2012 event. The festival is held each year around the square in historic downtown Katy.

This marks a record for vendor booths being sold out over two months prior to the annual event. The festival committee is proud to announce that the 2012 event will feature a record number of handcrafted and homemade items. The Katy Rice Harvest Festival food vendor booths sold out within the first two weeks of vendor sales. 

The Katy Rice Harvest Festival implemented a new recycling program last year, and additional recycling opportunities will be available at the 2012 festival. Proceeds from the 2011 recyclables were donated to the Texas chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Along with vendor booths, Katyites can enjoy a full-scale carnival and a first-class talent lineup on the Katy stage. Saturday’s entertainment includes the Andrew Wade Band; Karl Stephen Brunig and Long Red Road; DunVille; Silverado Band; Folk Family Revival; and the Scooter Brown Band. Yelba and Latin Fire, Mambo Jazz Kings, and Bri Bagwell will take the stage on Sunday.  

The 2011 Katy Rice Harvest Festival presented a check for $12,258 to the City of Katy. The proceeds were used to produce the 2012 Katy Freedom Celebration on July 4. Additionally, the 2011 Katy Rice Harvest Festival presented a check for $10,223.87 to the Knights of Columbus as part of their partnership with the festival.  

The Festival also contributed over $12,800 in 2011 to 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.

To learn more about the 2012 Katy Rice Harvest Festival, visit www.riceharvestfestival.org.
 

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