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Bob is always looking for news about Katy Texas and the surrounding areas. Please e-mail me at bobgilbert2003@msn.com with any news you may feel needs a forum!
Katy Rice Harvest Festival being Held Oct. 9-10 2010 in Katy, Texas

If you and your family are looking for something to do for family fun or individually you should consider the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. The Festival will be held on Friday October 9, 2010 from 10:00 AM until 11:30 PM and on Saturday October 10 from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM. This is the 30 annual festival and it has been named for several years as one of the top 10 festivals in the whole Houston area. The festival originally was named a "Sellabration" and was intended to bring the community together to educate folks about rice and let the area farmers show what they could do to the public living in the Katy area. Today it is expected that the Festival will draw 45-50 thousand folks to the downtown Katy area over the course of the weekend. This a huge weekend event for the entire Katy Texas area.

The Festival is held in Historic downtown Katy which is aproximately 28 miles west of downtown Houston. The actual Festival will cover Avenues B and C , 2nd street and 3 rd street which is about 1 mile north of I-10. Ticket prices for admission ( excluding the Cranival) are $7.00 per person per day. Children that 12 and under are admitted free of charge. This is really a cheap price for a great function and that is loaded with fun. Events include all day entertainment on two stages, arts and crafts with over 300 booths, numerous food booths,  rice cooking contest, and a carnival. The carnival requires the purchase of a armband for $20/day/person. There is a special Friday night armband that is being sold for $15.

Parking is free of charge at the Outdoor Learning Center behind the Merrell Center. This is located north of I-10 on FM 1463. Click here for a Google map..

CLICK HERE  A free shuttle service will be provided to and from the parking area.

The Rice Festival is definitely a family oriented event. More than 60 non - profit organizations will benefit directly from the Festival.

Make your plans now to attend. If you want more information go to their web site at http://www.riceharvestfestival.org/Home.aspx.

Published Friday, October 01, 2010 4:16 PM by Bob Gilbert

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