Katy Enjoys the Rice Festival

By George Slaughter

All the vendor booth spots at the Katy Rice Festival were filled, one volunteer said Saturday. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

This year’s Katy Rice Festival was a welcome return to a face-to-face event following the pandemic-forced online event last year.

The festival, sponsored by the City of Katy and the Katy Rotary Club, was a return to what its supporters envisioned: People visiting downtown Katy, purchasing from local businesses, enjoying entertainment and other attractions, with plenty of food and refreshments.

Weather-wise, the festival was made to order, with mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures.

This weekend’s festivities provide a segue into next weekend, with both Katy Market Day and the Katy Heritage Carnival on tap for people to enjoy.

Photographer Terry Carter took some photos of Saturday’s festivities.