Weekend activities begin on Friday night October 11th at 4:00 PM with some of the hippest music from the Texas and Louisiana entertainment industries. Continuous music all weekend long from our Texas Stage, Cajun Stage, Willie B’s Stage, and family entertainment from our Kid’s Small Fry Stage. Our entertainment line-up is one of the main reasons our festival patrons keep coming back each year. This is the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival’s 24thyear to return by popular demand. Each year this festival only gets bigger and better. Where else but TEXAS! Our festival attendance keeps climbing. Last year we played host to over 30,000 festival guests. Other activities include -Arts and Crafts exhibitors from all over Texas and from other states near and far. “Go Texan Wine Area” showcasing food and wine sampling, displays, and even Texas sounds. Families can come out and spend the day in our Kid’s Area that includes children’s fun rides, Monster Mural, amusements, and the Small Fry Stage in Heritage Place Park where young dancers from several local dance and art schools perform. No need to bring your fishing poles, the Catfish is already on the grill! But catfish is not the only food you’ll find at the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival, you’ll have plenty of items to choose from; shrimp, gumbo, frog legs, alligator, boudain, sausage, chicken, red beans and rice, and much more. The design and format of the festival encourages the attendance of families who are attracted by the educational and cultural experiences in a safe, outdoor environment. Activities are choreographed for all ages and ethnic diversities, bringing together a “community happening” —indeed this is the “Official Cajun Catfish Festival of Texas”.
The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is a cultural program of the Friends of Conroe, Inc. Established in 1990; the festival serves the community by promoting fellowship within the Conroe area, provides venues for young performers, and enriches the lives of all people. Through activities, displays, and statewide musical entertainment, the festival spotlights awareness about the downtown area of Conroe. It exposes the general public to professional family entertainment and activities while promoting cultural tourism and enhancing economic growth in the surrounding business community. Funds raised are used for youth scholarship programs, support of local nonprofit community organizations, and contributions to the arts & culture of the area. The festival is a marketing vehicle for local business and corporate sponsors.
· WHEN - The event will take place the 2nd weekend of October each year.
· FUNDS RAISED - The event will raise monies used for, but not limited to, scholarship programs, service organization, donations to the downtown programs, and other noteworthy causes as they may arise.
· MARKETING -The event will promote Conroe area businesses and serve as a marking vehicle for partnership opportunities through sponsorship.
· CREATIVE - The festival will strive to add new and fresh activities each year.
· FELLOWSHIP - By joining together, the festival creates a community fellowship and provided opportunities for local citizens to get involved and make a difference in their community.
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Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival