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Katy Rice Harvest Festival Sets New Record for 2011

It is a new record for the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival! Named one of the Houston area’s top ten festivals, the Katy Rice Harvest Festival, produced by the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, announced that all vendor booths are sold out for the 2011 event. The festival is held each year around the square in Historic Downtown Katy. 

This marks the first time in the history of the festival that all booths sold out over two months prior to the annual event. The Festival committee is proud to announce that this year we will welcome a record number of hand crafted and homemade items.  The food vendor booths sold out within the first two weeks of vendor sales.

Vendor items include Italian hand painted crystal, homemade candles, handmade necklaces, bracelets and earrings, wood art for yards, hand crafted greeting cards, handmade wooden toys, hand knit shawls, hand crafted cedar outdoor furniture, handmade Christmas stockings, holiday decorations and cowboy lanterns. Other handmade items include inspirational crosses, original artist’s works, crocheted clothing, handmade belts and belt buckles, recycled art, photographs, original artwork and handmade children’s items plus more. Beautiful jewelry made out of rice. Vendors will also be selling homemade quilts, baby blankets and decorative boxes. Handpainted pottery and numerous natural products will also be available. Homemade gourmet foods including nuts, dips and soup mixes and a variety of items will be sold.

Along Food Alley you will find your favorites such as Sausage on a Stick, Turkey Legs, Boudain Balls, Roasted Corn, Gyros, Kettle Korn, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade, Jambalaya, Meatballs on a Stick and Funnel Cakes. Come enjoy Fried Twinkies, Fried Oreos and Apple Fritters! New this year is the Doughnut Burgers as well as the Volcano Splash!

In addition to the vendor booths and a full-scale carnival, is a first class talent lineup on the Katy Stage. Saturday’s entertainment includes Sarah Marie (www.sarahmarieband.com); The Convertibles; Lady D & The Zydeco Tornadoes (www.ladydzydeco.com); The Trishas (www.thetrishas.com); Bayou Roux (www.bayouroux.com); and The Fab 5 (www.thefab5.net).

Yelba & Latin Fire (www.yelba.net); Mambo Jazz Kings (www.mambojazzkingslive.com); and Cody Johnson Bank (www.thecodyjohnsonband.com) will take the stage on Sunday.

The 2011 Katy Rice Harvest Festival presented a check for $18,479.00 to the City of Katy. The proceeds were used to produce the 2011 Katy Freedom Celebration on July 4th. The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and the Katy Rice Harvest Festival are proud to partner with the City of Katy for this effort.

Additionally, the 2010 Katy Rice Harvest Festival presented a check for $14,870.92 to the Knights of Columbus as part of their partnership with the Festival.

The Festival is also contributed over $18,250.00 in 2010 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.

The proceeds to the City of Katy, Knights of Columbus, 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 exceed $51,599.92 for the 2010 Katy Rice Harvest Festival alone.

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