2020 Katy Rice Festival to be held virtually Oct. 9-11

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A zydeco musician performs at the 2019 Katy Rice Festival. At the 2020 festival, music will be livestreamed for viewers. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

A zydeco musician performs at the 2019 Katy Rice Festival. At the 2020 festival, music will be livestreamed for viewers. (Jen Para/Community Impact Newspaper)

The coronavirus pandemic will not stop the city of Katy from hosting the annual Katy Rice Festival in 2020.

Rather than hosting the event in person, the city will host the event online Oct. 9-11 with a virtual craft market, family activities and band performances that will be livestreamed, according to a July 27 Facebook post from the city of Katy.


“Unfortunately, due to uncertainty surrounding the current COVID-19 situation, the traditional festival format is not possible this year,” the post reads. “The health and safety of our patrons, vendors, artists, volunteers, partners, staff and the entire Katy community remains our highest priority. Rest assured, we are not just cancelling the event - THE [altered] SHOW MUST GO ON!”

More information about virtual activities will be revealed in the coming months, per the post.

Last year's three-day event included a parade, a craft market, live music and a carnival.


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