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Confirmed: City of Katy to Host 2018 Renamed Rice Festival

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS June 14, 2018 Ashley Lancaster City of Katy officials have confirmed that they will host a "revitalized" newly named event that's not affiliated with the Katy Area Chamber's Rice Harvest Festival.

In response to Katy Magazine inquiries, Kayce Reina, the City of Katy's Director of Marketing and Tourism has confirmed that they will host a festival for residents in the wake of the cancellation of the Katy Area Chamber's Rice Harvest Festival.

Katy Mayor Chuck Brawner has announced that it will host the newly named "City of Katy Rice Festival" in Downtown Historic Katy the second weekend of October. According to Brawner this will be a revitalized festival that residents, businesses, and visitors would be proud of.

"Our goal is to bring the festival back to its original form," says Mayor Chuck Brawner. "It will be a family-oriented event with only quality arts and craft vendors, live music, excellent food, and drinks and fun for the whole family."

Restoring the Festival's Former Glory

In past years, the event was put on by the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce. This will be the first year that they will not host the festival.

In his official statement, Mayor Brawner expresses the city's plan to revitalize the festival and bring back the original small-town charm that it has always been known for.

Sponsorship & Volunteering

More information on the festival will be released as the details are formalized in the coming weeks. The City of Katy hopes the community will support their dedication to this iconic festival. Please mark your calendars and plan to be part of the 2018 City of Katy Rice Festival.

If you are interested in getting involved via sponsorship, volunteering or for questions or comments, please contact Kayce Reina, the City of Katy’s Director of Tourism & Marketing, directly via email at or by phone at 281-391-8653.

No comment was received from the Katy Chamber of Commerce.


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