Harvey isn't stopping famed Texas Rice Festival from kicking off in Winnie, here's a Schedule

Harvey isn't stopping famed Texas Rice Festival from kicking off in Winnie, here's a Schedule

WINNIE - The continuing cleanup from Harvey isn't stopping a famed festival from kicking off in Winnie, the 48th annual Texas Rice Festival is up and running.

Kicking off with free admission Wednesday, thousands make their way to Winnie to escape from the day to day chores of cleaning debris. 

Many vendors out here tell 12News that the storm pushed them back with their plans, but they managed to still come out to raise money for those affected.

Vendors from the United Methodist Church are cooking up to help raise money for Harvey victims, and they tell us baby and hygiene items will be bought to help those who lost everything to the floods.

Organizers of the event say several vendors canceled last minute after losing their belongings in the flooding.

"Riding the rides are fun," says 9-year-old Kennedy Mayers.

"Harvey has had everyone stressful all the time, they now get to have a day off so they can try to forget about the storm," he says.


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Here's a list of the Texas Rice Festival schedule:

 

“YOUTH DAY”
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

9:00 AM  Opening Ceremonies

9:30 AM  Diaper Derby

10:00 AM  Little Rice Tot

10:55 AM  Poster Contest Winners

11:00 AM  Hamshire-Fannett Golden Girls

11:20 AM  Little Rice King Contest

12:00 PM  Miss LaPetite Pageant

1:00 PM  East Chambers Buccadears

1:20 PM  Little Rice Sweetheart Pageant

2:00 PM  Junior Queen Pageant

2:45 PM  Youth Day Parade

4:30 – 5:00 PM  Amber Blanchard’s School of Dance

5:30 – 7:00 PM  Honky Tonk Jones

8:00 – 9:30 PM  Red Shahan

10:00 – 11:30 PM  Pat Green

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
“YOUTH DAY” EVENTS NOT ON STAGE

8:00 AM  4H & FFA Livestock Show: Steer & Breeding Beef Shows

8:30 – 10:30 AM  Old Timers’ Breakfast (Community Building)

9:00 AM  Ag Mechanics Show (Livestock Arena)

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM   Art & Photography Exhibit (Community Building)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Rice Education Tent (Across from Livestock Arena)

10 AM – Midnight  Carnival Midway Open

 

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES ARE LOCATED NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE PARK

10:00 AM-Noon  Doodlebug Face Painting, Hay Play
and a variety of free Children’s Games & Activities

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   Ice Cream Eating Contest

 

SATURDAY, OCT 7, 2017

9:00 AM  Opening Ceremonies

10:00 AM  Grand Parade

11:30 AM  Introduction of Honorees

Noon – 1:00 PM  Local Talent

1:00 – 1:30 PM  Rice Judging Awards

2:00 – 4:00 PM  American Society Auction

4:30 – 6:00 PM  Flatland Cavalry

6:30 – 8:00 PM  Joe Diffie

8:30 – 10:00 PM  Reckless Kelly

10 PM  Saddle Drawing on the Main Stage

10:30 PM – 12:30 AM  Bag of Donuts

 

SAT, OCT 7, 2017
“EVENTS NOT ON STAGE”

8:00 AM  Livestock Judging

9:00 AM  Rice Cooking Contest (EC Jr High Buc Café)

9:00 – 3:00 PM  Antique Car Show (Northwest Corner)

9:00 – 6:00 PM  Arts/Crafts Show (Community Building)

9:00 – 6:00 PM  Art & Photography Exhibit (Community Building)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Rice Education Exhibit (Across from Livestock Arena)

10 AM – Midnight  Carnival Midway Open

2:00 PM  Lamb & Goat Show Weigh-In

4:00 PM  Lamb & Goat Show

 

SUNDAY, OCT 8, 2017

Noon – 6:00 PM        Carnival Midway Open

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