Texas Community Event: Katy Folk Life Festival

Here at Dagley Insurance and Financial Services, we are proud members of our local Katy, Texas community—and love to stay up-to-date on what events are happening around town!

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Next week marks the 26th annual Katy Folk Life Festival. The event will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kenneth D. Welch Outdoor Learning Center, located on 6301 S. Stadium Lane.

The festival is sponsored by the Katy Independent School District, as well as corporate sponsors—McDonald’s restaurants, Walmart and H-E-B. The event will take place on a sprawling 34.5-acre wooded site, and provides attendees with the ability to take “a step back through time”.

In addition to an array of interactive events, there will be a history and science classroom, museum, caretaker’s cottage, large barn and accompanying barnyard, pond, creek and nature trails for visitors to enjoy; while placing themselves in the shoes of an old-time pioneer.

Katy Folk Life Festival

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“At the Katy Folk Life Festival, black powder rifles booming, campfires burning, the blacksmith’s anvil ringing and the sounds of dulcimer music greet the visitors,” said Ray Wolman, instructional officer at the Outdoor Learning Center.

Children are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities offered on the grounds as well as inside the buildings. They are invited to experience life in the old days as they husk, shell and grind corn; make cheese, plant seeds and punch tin. Guests can also practice their penmanship in a pioneer schoolhouse, clay play table, gourd paint and receive dulcimer lessons.

The event isn’t just for young Katy residents—adults can enjoy Texas pioneer soldier re-enactments, quilting, spinning, honey bee keeping, pioneer crafts, pioneer woodworking and pioneer toys, Texas cowboy camp, Native American culture, camp fire cooking, homing pigeons, farm animals, horse shoeing and other pioneer life skills.

Admission to the festival is $1 per person.  For more information regarding this local community event, click here.

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