Downtown Cajun Festival
Aiyeeee! Laissez les bon temps rouler y’all!
It's time for Cajun Fest!!
Downtown Wichita Falls Development and the Elks Lodge #1105 once again put a Texoma twist on the 10th annual Cajun Fest taking place Saturday, May 13th in downtown Wichita Falls. Gates open at noon and the event will last until we shut it down! Grab your family and friends, search for your craziest hats and Cajun attire, and then head downtown to shop, eat, play and dance!
$7 in Advance
$10 at the Gate
12 and under Free
MSU May '17 Graduates - FREE
Ticket locations: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Sheppard ITT Office, Iron Horse Pub, 8th St. Coffee HOuse, Downtown Development office and online.
- Steeped in traditionalism, T'Monde plays old fashioned Cajun music ranging from the early 1900's to present day. Bringing together influences ranging from early Country music to ancient French and Creole ballads to present day Cajun music, T'Monde plays music that is made for the ears as well as the feet.
- Louisiana's finest, four-time Grammy-Nominated, world-renown Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Cajun music with youthful exuberance. The Pine Leaf Boys play the old fashion dance hall standards while making a priority to bring many of the more obscure songs of past masters into their repertoire and play them with gusto.
- Bryant Keith "T" Broussard's fate as a Zydeco musician was sealed long before he was born. He is a descendent of Creole and zydeco music icons. Bryant's stage presence exudes a remarkable energy. He has been booked for performances from coast to coast. Accordionist, singer, and songwriter are among several of Bryant's musical talents. He also plays drums, scrub board, and bass guitar. Although zydeco music is Bryant's primary performance style, he also plays traditional Creole music.
Enjoy delicious dishes ALL ranging in price from $2.00-$5.00
Cajun food is a major aspect of this event, and there will be plenty of it – so come hungry! Some of the featured delicacies will be live boiled crawfish, alligator on a stick, Cajun fried catfish, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, boudin, pork cracklins, King Cake, and more! Food will be served throughout the event, or until it runs out – so come early! Food costs range from $2 - $5 a serving. All proceeds from Cajun food sales will go to benefit Elks Lodge #1105 charities.
Returning this year is Gator Country, best known for their CMT show Gator 911. They have also been featured on Animal Planet’s River Monsters and A&E’s Billy the Exterminator. They are bringing a hands-on Gator Show that will educate about alligators, lizards, turtles, tortoises and more. If you can brave your fears, they will have plenty of opportunities for handling and photo ops!
This event is designed to bring awareness to, and help the revitalization of, historic downtown Wichita Falls. It also serves as a fundraiser for Downtown Wichita Falls Development and other nonprofits. Downtown merchants will be open for shopping on Saturday. The event lasts all day, so people are encouraged to get stamped, leave and look at surrounding museums and shops.
For any questions, please feel free to contact the DWFD office at 940-322-4525 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.