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Katy Rice Harvest Festival being held in Katy Texas


Katy Rice Harvest Festival being held in Katy Texas

If you and your family are looking for something to do for family fun or you as an individual you should seriously consider the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. The Festival will be held on Saturday October 8, 2011 from 10:00 AM until midnight and on Sunday October 9 from noon until 6:00 PM. This is the 31 annual festival and it has been once again been named as one of the top 10 festivals in the whole Houston area. Originally this festival was named a "Sellabration" and was intended to bring the community together to educate folks about the rice industry and let the area farmers show the local citizens what they could do for the general public living in the Katy area. This year it is expected that the Festival will draw 40-50 thousand folks to the downtown Katy area over the course of the weekend. This is huge weekend event for the entire Katy Texas area and a major contributor to the local merchant’s economy.

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The Festival is held in Historic downtown Katy (old Katy) which is approximately 28 miles west of downtown Houston. The actual Festival will cover Avenues A, B, C and part of D, and First, 2nd and 3 rd. streets which are about 1 mile north of I-10. Ticket prices for admission (excluding the Carnival) are $7.00 per person per day. This is the same price as last year.  Children that are10 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 an armband for $20/day/person/day. 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. A free shuttle service will be provided to and from the parking area.

The Rice Festival is a family oriented event. Over 60 non - profit organizations will benefit directly from the funds raised by this Festival.

Make your plans now to attend as you and your family will have fun and a great eating experience while being entertained. If you want more information go to their web site.

Below is  a map to Merrell Center for parking.

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Published Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:37 AM by Bob Gilbert

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