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Helps us bring back the historic roots of this festival by participating in and/or or supporting one of our contests! 


Art Contest

Join us in our 2024 Katy Rice Harvest Festival where we invite all art students to participate in the 2024 Katy Rice Harvest Festival Arts Contest.

Paying tribute to our heritage, each entry must have a Historic Katy theme – use rice or show off our rice dryers, highlight life in Katy back in the 1900’s, re-create an old building or item from our museums, etc.

We encourage creativity and originality! We ask Teachers to help facilitate
this competition, perhaps by having all your students create something and then you choosing your top 1-2
entries for each Category per Contestant Class to be a part of the Katy Rice Harvest Festival Art Contest. We would love to have every school in Katy represented in this year’s festival!

Contest Categories: 

- Painting

- Photography*

- Sculpting*

Contest Classes:   (For Each Category)

a. Kindergarten

b. First through Second Grade

c. Third through Fifth Grade

d. Sixth through Eighth Grade*

e. Ninth through Twelfth Grade*

*Photography & Sculpting will only be offered for participation to the Sixth through Eighth and Ninth through Twelfth Grade Participants

Deadline to Apply: 2024 Date Listed Soon

First, Second, and Third Place Winners for each class in each category, along with a Best of Show Ribbon


Rice Cooking Contest

We are pleased to continue the tradition of the Rice Cooking Contest hosted by the City of Katy Fussell Senior Center

All Entries are welcome with RICE as the primary ingredient.


*The contest is open to all amateur chefs. Additional Details Online 

Deadline to Apply: 2024 Date Listed Soon

October 11th at 6:00 PM
Fussell Senior Center | 5718 E. Fifth Street.

Dishes Judged By:

- Taste

- Texture

- Creativity

- Overall Impression

Recipe Requirements:

1. All dishes must include RICE as the primary ingredient.

2. Each dish must include enough to feed approximately 30 people.

3. Bowls and utensils will be provided.

4. Rice must be kept in a slow cooker or electric warming dish.

First, Second, and Third Place winners, along with a People's Choice Winner

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Winners from both contests will be recognized during the Katy Rice Harvest Festival!

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