910 Avenue C
10:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
The 33rd Annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival is two big days of excitement and family fun with two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths, carnival and more. Saturday and Sunday, October 12 - 13, 2013 in Historic Downtown Katy - just 28 miles west of Houston.
Rice farming made a significant contribution to the Katy area economy and the Tri County Optimists wanted to honor that Katy legacy. They put together an event in 1978 held at the VFW Park and named it “Sellabration”. Bringing the community together to educate people about rice and let the farmers showcase what they do, combined with the idea of holding an art show by artists both local and statewide continued to be the discussion for local people.The Westside Art Guild was excited about giving artists another avenue to show their work, the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce was excited about promoting the Katy area and the City of Katy was very receptive to the idea of a festival.
The Westside Art Guild, headed by Brad Hays, Sam Scardino President of the Greater Katy Area Chamber of Commerce and Lynn Cardiff, executive Director of the Chamber acted on the idea, teamed up to adopt Sellabration, renamed it the Katy Rice Harvest Festival and moved it to the streets of Katy’s town square.
Every Festival or event needs a mascot and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival is proud to have Riceman (pictured).VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR A FESTIVAL MAP, PLUS ENTERTAINMENT AND FESTIVAL DETAILS.