The Texas Rice Festival takes place at the Winnie-Stowell Park in Winnie, Texas the first weekend of October every year. The festival celebrates rice harvest, and it draws locals from all over Southeast Texas. It is filled with fantastic food vendors, entertainment, and activities for the entire family. 

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50th Annual Texas Rice Festival in Winnie, Texas

Open Horse Show

Sept 21, 2019

(White’s Park in Anahuac)

Livestock Show

Sept 27-28, 2019

(White’s Park in Anahuac)

BBQ Cookoff

Sept 27-28, 2019

(Winnie-Stowell Park)

Main Festival

Oct 2-5, 2019

(Winnie-Stowell Park)


This contest has been held since the festival began in 1969, and is celebrating the 50th anniversary in 2019! Come be a part of TRF History!

Antique Car Show

Vehicles include custom, trucks, antique, race car and motorcycles. Trophies and door prizes will be given out to winners and participants.

Rice Education Exhibit

This year in keeping with the purpose of the Rice Education Exhibit, we are attempting to once again, further the influence of our continuing education program.

Clydesdales at the Texas Rice Festival

The famous Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch will make a special appearance to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Texas Rice Festival.

Visit our page to learn more and view the schedule to find out when you can see these American icons!

50th Annual TRF Officers

Stuart Leger


Jeff Leger

Vice President

Tammie Gilfillian

2nd Vice President

Justin Devillier


Glenn Kiker


Kelly Alton


Contact TRF

409-296-4404 Office
409-296-9293 Fax

Email TRF Office

PO Box 147
Winnie, Texas 77665

50th annual Texas Rice Festival

Our officers and chairmen are busy with this year’s festival located at the Winnie-Stowell Park in Winnie, Texas. Every year the park is filled with fantastic food vendors, entertainment, and activities for the entire family. We are excited for this year’s rice harvest celebration of 50 years! Be sure to check out more information on pageants, contests, horse show and livestock shows. You can contact our office with specific questions.