Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
2015 Catfish Pageant winner

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

October 12-14, 2018

The 29th Annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is back on October 12-14, 2018 with some of the best acts in Cajun & Texas Music performing on three stages all weekend long. This family-friendly event features non-stop live music with local, regional and national performers, food vendors offering festival and Cajun favorites, arts & crafts vendors, a professional carnival, assorted community and educational exhibits, an annual Catfish Pageant and a KidZone area on Saturday with activities for children and a special performance stage featuring local dance teams, community groups and entertainers. Be sure to check out our food court with catfish, boudain, gator, etouffe, jambalaya, crawfish pie, and more mouth-watering food prepared by the best chefs around. Don’t forget our full carnival all weekend long. Make plans to attend the official catfish festival of the state of Texas.

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Festival Countdown

Friday, October 13, 2017


Bayou Roux – 6:30pm-9:15pm
The Molly Ringwalds – 10pm-12am


Mike and The Moonpies – 6:30pm-8pm
American Aquarium – 8:30pm-10pm
Stoney Larue – 10:30pm-12am

Saturday, October 14, 2017


The Stringbenders – 12:30pm-2:30pm
Heath Ledet Band – 3pm-5pm
Keyun & The Zydeco Masters – 5:30pm-7:30pm
Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie – 8pm-9:30pm
Jamie Bergeron & Kickin Cajuns – 10pm-12am


Peterbilt – 12:30pm-2pm
East Texas Ramblers – 2:30pm-4pm
Flatland Cavalry – 4:30pm-6pm
Josh Ward Band – 6:30pm-8pm
William Clark Green – 8:30pm-10pm
Aaron Watson – 10:30pm-12am

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Caleb & The Homegrown Tomatoes – 12:30pm-2pm
Different Beast – 2:30pm-4pm
Already Gone (Eagles Tribute) – 4:30pm-6pm


Desert Roads Band – 12:30pm-2pm
Randall King – 2:30pm-4pm
Tracy Byrd – 4:30pm-6pm



Buy Tickets

Tickets are available online and at the entry gates throughout the duration of the festival. Admission for children 12 and under is free. Entry to the Kid Zone is free. Admission to the Carnival area is free on Friday, but a festival ticket will be required on Saturday and Sunday.

Bring two or more canned goods to any of the entry gates to receive $1.00 off any single day ticket to the festival. All donations of canned goods will benefit the Montgomery County Food Bank.

News & Discussion

Free Shuttle Service

Free Shuttle Service

One of the easiest ways to access the festival is by using the free shuttle service.

Flashback of 2015 Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

Flashback of 2015 Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

Here’s a look back at some of the fun times from the 2015 Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival.

Bayou Roux Returns

Bayou Roux Returns

Following a fantastic performance in 2016, Bayou Roux returns Friday, Oct 13 from 6:30pm-9:15pm.

How, Where & When


A free shuttle service operates from the Target parking lot on the southwest corner of the intersection of I-45 North and Hwy 105 West.


Take I-45 to exit 87A (Hwy 105) in Conroe. Turn east on Hwy 105/Davis Street and follow it until you see the festival grounds on the right.

Dates & Times

Friday, October 12 from 6pm to midnight, Saturday, October 13 from 11am to midnight, and Sunday, October 14 from 12pm to 6pm.


It takes a lot of help from community members and businesses to produce a festival of this size. Please remember these sponsors when you are visiting or doing business in Conroe!

            K-Star Country FM 99.7 KVST    Protect Controls, Inc.



  Cajun Ready Mix, Ltd    Woodforest Bank  Consolidated Communications    City of Conroe     Conroe Convention & Visitors Bureau     Mustang CAT   Montgomery County Hospital District    Mariner Realty   Gabby's Crane & Rigging   Baymont Inn & Suites   Voice of the Woodlands   Salmeron Directional Drilling & Services

3-Day Pass


3-Day Weekend Ticket

General Admission


Good for Any Day

Stack Entry


Per Person

  • 1 Free Entrance
  • Regular Seating
  • Custom Swags
  • Free Wifi

Student Pass


Bulk Order

  • 20x Free Entrance
  • 20x Regular Seating
  • Custom Swags
  • Free Wifi

VIP Pass


VIP's only

  • VIP Entrance
  • VIP Seating
  • Custom Swags
  • Free Wifi