10th Annual Cajun Fest!
Downtown Wichita Falls Development and the Elks Lodge #1105 are putting a North Texas twist on the 10th Annual Cajun Fest. The event is Saturday, May 13 in historic downtown Wichita Falls. Gates open at noon and the event will last until we shut it down!
To celebrate our 10th anniversary and the graduates of Midwestern State University we are allowing all 2017 May graduates to attend for free!
What's a Cajun festival without amazing Cajun cuisine? Some of the featured dishes will include alligator on a stick, Cajun fried catfish, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, boudin, pork cracklins, gumbo, Cajun fried pickles, over 4,500 lbs. of boiled crawfish and more! Food will be served until it all runs out, so come hungry and come early! Food costs range from $2 - $5 a serving. All proceeds from Cajun food sales will benefit Elks Lodge #1105 charities.
May 13, 2017
12PM - 10PM
Downtown Wichita Falls at 8th and Ohio
$7 in Advance
$10 at the Gate
12 and Under Free
Ticket Locations: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Sheppard AFB ITT Office, Iron Horse Pub, 8th St. Coffee House, Downtown Wichita Falls Development office and online.
ABOUT THE BANDS:
- 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.
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.
Last, but certainly not least, is the amazing Children’s Area! Keep your children (and kids at heart) entertained all day with our carnival rides, games, and more!
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.
All profits generated from this event benefit Downtown Wichita Falls Development, a non-profit organization. Their sole focus is improving the downtown area in order to make it a destination for residents to live, work and play. Proceeds from this event are dedicated to their 2017 downtown projects.
For further information contact:
Downtown Wichita Falls Development