Katy Rice Festival Coming in October
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Katy Rice Festival Coming in October

August 19 2022

The Katy Rice Festival is coming back this October to bring family fun to Historic Downtown Katy once again. Featuring great craft vendors, live music, food trucks and much more, there will be fun for the whole family, including a kids/teen zone, craft beer, and expanded food area. The year, the Rice Cooking Contest and Art Contest are coming back, along with other new features. Plus, festival goers have access to free shuttle service that will be available to and from the Merrell Center all day!
 

About the Festival

Established in 1980, the Festival was originally born to showcase the rich history of Katy as the "Rice Capital of the World". Over the years, the Festival has grown in popularity, welcoming as many as 50,000 guests annually. The Festival  is hosted by the City of Katy, in conjunction with The Rotary Club of Katy. All net proceeds from the Katy Rice Festival will benefit The Rotary Club of Katy fund for scholarships and donations to the local Katy community. 
 

Schedule of Events

 

Parade

On Saturday, October 1, bring your family to Historic Downtown Katy to watch a hometown parade that will feature local organizations, businesses, school groups, families and more. The parade starts at 9:00 AM near Katy Church of Christ. Check out the parade map here.
 

Day 1: Oktoberfest

To kick off the festival, come to the Plaza on Friday, October 7 from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM to enjoy Oktoberfest, where attendees will enjoy live music, the carnival, food trucks and beer. Admission is free!
 

Day 2: Festival

On Saturday, October 8, bring your family to Historic Downtown Katy to experience live music, food trucks, craft vendors and much more. With plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy, there's something for everyone from a kids/teen zone to a craft beer and expanded food area. Tickets are just $10 per adult and kids 12 and under are free! There will be free shuttle service all day to and from the Merrell Center. Festival hours are 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM.
 

Day 3: Festival

More family fun continues on Sunday, October 9 at Historic Downtown Katy to give festival goers additional time to shop, eat and enjoy activities. Tickets are just $10 per adult and kids 12 and under are free! There will be free shuttle service all day to and from the Merrell Center. Festival hours are 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM.


How to Help

 

Volunteer

Want to be a vital part of this incredible community building event? Volunteer your time to help make this event come to life and have a fun time while giving back. 
 

VOLUNTEER HERE

Sponsorships

Own a local business and want to sponsor this event? Come be a part of this Katy historic event and help give back to our community. All net proceeds will be donated to Katy students and charities through scholarships and donations by the Katy Rotary Club! The deadline to submit your sponsorship is September 7, 2022.

SPONSOR HERE



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