Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
2015 Catfish Pageant winner

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

October 14-16, 2016

The 27th Annual Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is back on October 14-16, 2016 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 14

Bayou Roux
– 6:30pm-10pm
Wayne Toups – 10:30pm-12am

Seth Keiffer
– 6:30pm-8pm
Sam Riggs – 8:30pm-10pm
Cody Jinks – 10:30pm-12am

Saturday, October 15

The Zydeco Dots
– 12:30pm-3pm
Keyun & Zydeco Masters – 3:30pm-5:30pm
Leroy Thomas – 6:00pm-7:45pm
Rock N Dopsie – 8:30pm-10pm
Jamie Bergeron & Kickin Cajuns – 10:30pm-12am

Steve Carpenter
– 12:30pm-2pm
The Lime Traders – 2:30pm-4pm
Parker McCullom – 4:30pm-6pm
JB & The Moonshine Band – 6:30pm-8pm
Cory Morrow – 8:30pm-10pm
Pat Green – 10:30pm-12am

Sunday, October 16

The Kings of Mojo
– 12:30pm-2pm
Different Beast – 2:30pm-4pm
Luther & The Healers – 4:30pm-6pm

Summer Ashley
– 12:30pm-2pm
Sundance Head – 2:30pm-4pm
Johnny Lee – 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

Flashback of 2015

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 2015, Bayou Roux returns Friday, Oct 14 from 6:30pm-10pm.

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 14 from 6pm to midnight, Saturday, October 15 from 11am to midnight, and Sunday, October 16 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!

Bud Light


PCI Protect Controls, Inc.       K-Star Country FM 99.7 KVST       The Friends of Conroe

Republic Services

First Financial Bank

Consolidated Communications

5 Point Credit Union         MD Anderson Cancer Center      Woodforest National Bank      Silverleaf Resorts     Cajun Ready Mix Gabby's Crane & Rigging       Contractors Building Supply Company

The Courier    Baymont Inn       Montgomery County Hospital District       Voice of The Woodlands       City of Conroe

Conroe Chamber of Commerce



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