Wichita Falls Cajun Festival 2015
- J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center
- 111 N Burnett St, Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
Downtown Wichita Falls Development is bringing Cajun Fest back to the Falls! The event will take place on May 9, 2015 and features music, dancing, food, kid’s activities, and plenty of Mardi Gras beads. The festival starts at noon and will last until it gets shut down.
UPDATE: Cajun Fest 2015 has moved indoors and will now be held at the J.S. Bridwell AG Center located at 111. N. Burnett Street.
Cajun Fest 2015 will feature three incredible Cajun bands. Headlining will be CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Leading this Grammy-nominated band is CJ Chenier, “the best living zydeco singer and accordionist” according to Living Blues magazine. Providing support will be Austin bands Dr. Zog, and Crooks. Dr. Zog is well-known for their crowd-rousing Zydeco sound, while Crooks have been making waves on the country music circuit. Starting and ending the day will be local favorites The Black and White Band and Mike O’Neill. Emceeing the event is the ever-popular Louisiana native Matt Castille, whose performance on all Cajun instruments ranging from the squeezebox to the harmonica keeps the crowd captivated for hours.
A children’s area will provide a host of activities from crafts to magicians to carnival rides.
There will be plenty of Cajun food to feast on, including boiled crawfish, Cajun fried catfish, crawfish etouffee, and jambalaya, and alligator on a stick. Food prices are between $2-$5, so you can eat a lot of food without breaking the bank. Food will be served throughout the event, or until it runs out – so come early!
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!
Buy your tickets in advance for a discount! Tickets are available to purchase at all United Supermarkets, United Market Street, SAFB ITT Ticket Office, Iron Horse Pub, the Elks Lodge and Downtown Wichita Falls Development Office. Admission ticket prices are $5.00 for advance tickets, $10.00 at the gate, 12 and under FREE (must be accompanied by an adult).
All proceeds from Cajun food sales will go to benefit Elks Lodge #1105 charities.
For any questions contact the Downtown Wichita Falls Development office at 940-322-4525 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.