Crawfish carnival, BBQ cookoff, Montgomery in the movies: 5 things to do in the Conroe and Montgomery area this weekend, April 5-6

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April 5

1. Barbecue at the County Fair
April 5-6

The Montgomery County Fair Association is hosting its BBQ Cookoff at the County Fair this weekend, with live music planned for Saturday.
April 5, noon-April 6, 6:30 (award presentation). $10 (online), $12 (at the gate) for fair admission. Montgomery County Fair, 9201 Airport Road, Conroe. Learn more here.

April 6

2. Eat your heart out at the Crawfish Carnival
Woodforest plans to serve up tasty crawfish at its Woodforest Crawfish Carnival this Saturday with music, carnival games, crawfish races, food trucks, inflatables, a photo both and a caricaturist. Noon-5 p.m. $15 (admission). Christine Allen Nature Park, 5831 Woodforest Parkway S. 936-447-2800. www.woodforesttx.com

3. Support movies at Hodge Podge Lodge
Montgomery has been chosen as the location for the next Reflective Media Productions film project, a faith-based TV series. Help raise funds for the pilot episode at silent and live auctions, and enter for the chance to have your business featured in the pilot with a silent cameo. 6 p.m. Hodge Podge Lodge, 300 Prairie St., Montgomery. $19.99. Get tickets here.

4. Visit Bugaboo’s grand opening
Bugaboo’s children’s boutique is hosting its grand opening Saturday, with plans for crawfish, Cycler’s craft beer, cotton candy and other activities. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Bugaboo’s Children Boutique, 202 McCown St., Montgomery. 936-645-7847. Learn more here.

5. Rummage through a church garage sale
The Tee of Life Lutheran Church is hosting a garage sale with clothes, accessories, furniture, housewares, kids’ toys, office supplies, sports equipment, books and DVDs. Prices begin at $0.25. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tree of Life Lutheran Church, 3201 N. Loop 336 W., Conroe. 936-539-9530. www.treechurch.net

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Jules Rogers
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Jules Rogers has been covering community journalism and urban trade news since 2014. She moved to Houston in June 2018 to become an editor with Community Impact Newspaper after four years of reporting for various newspapers affiliated with the Portland Tribune in Oregon, including two years at the Portland Business Tribune. Before that, Jules spent time reporting for the Grants Pass Daily Courier in Southern Oregon. Her favorite beats to cover are business, economic development and urban planning.
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