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Katy Rice Festival Calls for Volunteers


September 20, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

As fall approaches, so does the anticipation of the annual Katy Rice Festival, where 100% of the net proceeds go to student scholarships and local charities. To ensure the success of this year's event, the City of Katy is seeking volunteers now.

The Ultimate Family Event

The Katy Rice Festival, hosted by the City of Katy in partnership with the Rotary Club of Katy, is a first-class, family-friendly event featuring quality arts and crafts vendors, excellent live music and food options, beer garden, carnival and kid zone. The three-day event also features a rice cooking competition and student arts competition.

100% of the proceeds from the Katy Rice Festival go back to the community in student scholarships, donations and to local charities through the Rotary Club of Katy.

The Second Weekend of October

This year, the Katy Rice Festival runs Friday, October 11 to Sunday October 13. Friday kicks off with an “Octoberfest” style evening from 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Guests will enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden and carnival (no arts and crafts vendors). Admission is free.

Saturday, October 12 starts with the annual parade at 9:00 am. The gates to the festival will open from 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. Admission is $5/adult and kids 12 and under are free.

On Sunday, October 13, the festival will be open from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Admission is $5/adult and kids 12 and under are free.

Seeking Volunteers

“The City of Katy is looking forward to another successful Katy Rice Festival, but it takes a village! Thankfully Katy is the best village. We are in need of adult volunteers. Parents, if your high school student needs volunteer hours, this is an excellent opportunity. But I encourage parents to volunteer with their child – make it family time, all while serving our community," says Kayce Reina, Director of Marketing for the City of Katy and organizer of the Katy Rice Festival.

Join the Tradition

Be part of a long-standing tradition for the City of Katy and volunteer. For more information on volunteer opportunities and to get involved visit the sign up page.

Last year the City of Katy took over the event that was previously run by the Chamber of Commerce. This year the event will celebrate 39 years.

"The event is lots of fun, so volunteer today," says Reina.


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