33rd​ Annual Folk Life Festival

Check out pictures from the past festival.

33rd​ Annual Folk Life Festival
Kenneth D. Welch
Outdoor Learning Center

Saturday, April  7, 2017 – Hours: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

2018 Folk Life Festival Flyer

What was life like for the pioneers of early Texas? How did they Dress? What skills did they need to survive? Where did the children go to school? What kinds of animals did they own? These questions and many more will be answered for those who attend the 33rd Annual Katy Folk Life Festival.

The Katy ISD Outdoor Learning Center will be transformed into scenes of the late 1800’s, as many demonstrations and activities of pioneer life are recreated.

Visitors will also be able to walk the nature trails, visit the duck pond, and see the displays and exhibits in the science and history classrooms. The Katy Folk Life Festival is a family fun event with interesting lessons in Texas History. Make plans to attend on Saturday, April 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Outdoor Learning Center is located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas 77494. Drive west on Interstate 10, take exit 740, turn North on FM 1463 and follow the signs to the Outdoor Learning Center.

·         Blacksmith demonstration

  • Honey bee keeping
  • Early pioneer soldier reenactments
  • Dulcimer players
  • Fiddle players
  • Pioneer cooking
  • Spinning and quilting
  • Farm animals
  • Homing pigeons
  • Miniature horses
  • Pioneer crafts
  • Texas cowboy camp
  • Pioneer tool demonstrations
  • Cheese making
  • Native American Demonstrations

    Hands-on Activities Include:
    ·         Archery

  • Weaving
  • Pioneer clothes washing
  • Calligraphy
  • Tin punching
  • Roping skills
  • Dulcimer lessons
  • Corn husk doll making
  • Corn husking, shelling & grinding
  • Pottery clay
  • Pioneer games
  • Gourd crafts
  • Rag doll making
  • Indian Bracelets