“Let the good times roll!” That is the theme and idea behind the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival, an annual festival with roots back to 1990 that now draws in 30,000 to 40,000 every year. Conroe, TX lies just 40 miles north of Houston and about 30 minutes from Huntsville, TX. If you are looking for a fall Texas road trip, then make your way over to downtown Conroe on October 9-11, 2015 for a huge party you won’t want to miss!
The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival will have more fun than you can handle and it starts with three stages that will be showing off non-stop entertainment. You’ll see artists such as Parker McCollum, Bayou Roux, Josh Ward, the Casey Donahew Band, Dirty River Boys, Roger Creager Crowd, and The Fab 5. Other festival fun includes a car show, street performers, a carnival, catfish pageant, kid zone, and small fry stage where you can see young performers from area dance and drama schools. You can of course count on a never ending supply of fantastic food and beverage choices and wile catfish and Cajun specialties take center stage at this festival, you will also find Funnel Cakes, Gumbo, Boudain, Chicken-on-a-Stick, and beer and wines from the Go Texas Wine area.
You can purchase a one-day pass for $12 or a three-day pass for $20 and tickets are available online or at the entry gate. The carnival is free on Friday but requires a ticket for Saturday or Sunday and if you bring two or more canned goods then you earn yourself $1 off a one-day ticket!
We also want to note that the funds raised at this festival are used for youth scholarship programs, to support local nonprofit community organizations, and allow for contributions to be made to the arts & culture of the area. You get to have fun and make a difference.
As this festival brings in crowds of people, we encourage you to escape just a half hour down the road to Huntsville during your time in the area and enjoy a relaxing stay at a bed and breakfast. The Whistler B&B and Hodge Podge Lodge are two fantastic choices that offer peaceful luxury!