KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 25, 2023
By Natalie Cook Clark
Katy families can enjoy an evening of classic carnival games and entertainment reminiscent of a time where community gatherings outweighed anything on a screen. The Katy Heritage Society returns this Fall with their popular Vintage Carnival event perfect for Katyites of all ages.
See if you can win a fish at this year's Vintage Carnival. Photos credit: Katy Heritage Society
Katy's oldest non-profit returns a third time with their exciting Vintage Carnival event where Katyites of all ages can enjoy games, entertainment and more. The Katy Heritage Society is currently selling discounted tickets.
Vintage Carnival continues to be the theme for the Katy Heritage Society’s big Fall community event. The event is set for October 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Katy Heritage Park (5990 George Bush Dr.) Discount tickets are found online.
A Fun Throwback
“We love to provide this throwback,” says Katy Heritage Society President Adrienne Davitz. “It’s simple fun that’s affordable.”
For a limited time, Katy families can get 25 carnival tickets for $20. The price for tickets will go up at the gate. They will be sold at the event, but only in limited quantities.
Katy families can enjoy favorites like the Scarecrow Stilt Walker, Dunking Booth, Ring Toss, Italian Sodas, Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Snacks, and much more.
Favorite booths include Win a Fish, where you can toss a ping pong ball into a fish bowl for a chance to win a beta fish. City of Katy Councilmember and Mayor Pro Temp, Chris Harris will be there ready to get wet at the Dunking Booth.
A Fun Way to Involve Local Businesses
For over 43 years, the Katy Heritage Society has been hosting family fun community events. According to Davitz, the Vintage Carnival was started to get local businesses involved. Each booth and event is sponsored and operated by a local business.
The inaugural year started with 10-15 businesses involved. This year will have over 20.
All proceeds go back to the Katy Heritage Society.
The Katy Heritage Society hosts their historic Katy homes tours the first weekend of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Step into the past and learn about Katy’s rich history.
The Katy Heritage Society also operates the Train Depot located on First Street, which welcomes visitors Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Depot holds many railroad relics and historical exhibits.
Join the Katy Heritage Society
The Katy Heritage Society depends on public donations and annual memberships to continue its work. Visit their website to make a donation or learn more about becoming a member. Membership is open to all Katy residents.
For tickets or information on the upcoming Vintage Carnival event, visit the website.
"This brings classic family fun that is extremely affordable thanks to our company sponsors and game providers," says Davitz.