Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

About the Festival

The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival, now in its 28th year, is held the 2nd weekend of October each year in historic downtown Conroe. The family-friendly event features non-stop live music with local, regional and national performers on two stages, food vendors offering festival and Cajun favorites, arts & crafts vendors, a professional carnival, assorted community and educational exhibits, an annual Catfish Pageant and a KidZone area with activities for children and a special performance stage featuring local dance teams, community groups and entertainers. The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is a cultural program of the Friends of Conroe, Inc., a non-profit community organization dedicated to furthering the common welfare and well-being of the city of Conroe, Texas. The group sponsors and produces the festival each year.

Festival Dates & Times

The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is held the 2nd weekend in October of each year. The 2017 festival takes place:

  • Friday, October 12 from 6pm ’til midnight
  • Saturday, October 13 from 11am ’til midnight
  • Sunday, October 14 from 12pm ’til 6pm

Festival Ticket Information & Discounts

Tickets are available online and at the entry gates throughout the duration of the festival. Admission for children 12 and under is free! Bring two or more canned goods to any of the entry gates to receive $1.00 off any single day ticket to the festival. All donations of canned goods will benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank.

Carnival Ticket Information

Carnival Admittance is Free on Thursday. Armbands or tickets for carnival rides can be purchased on site.

Armband Prices

  • Thursday & Friday – $20
  • Saturday & Sunday – $25

Festival Location & Directions

The festival is located in the heart of downtown Conroe, Texas. Take I-45 to exit 87A (Hwy. 105/Lake Conroe Parkway) in Conroe. Turn east on Hwy. 105/Davis Street and follow it until you see the festival grounds on the right.

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