Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival 2020 happening October 9-11

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival 2020

Now in its 31st year, the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is a three-day music, food and entertainment extravaganza held street-party style in historic downtown Conroe. The family-friendly event features non-stop live music, food vendors offering festival and Cajun favorites, arts & crafts vendors, a professional carnival, assorted community and educational exhibits, and an annual Catfish Pageant. 

The Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival is produced by the Friends of Conroe, Inc., a non-profit community organization dedicated to furthering the common welfare and well-being of the city of Conroe. The group also supports several local charities, including the Montgomery County Food Bank, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Montgomery County Emergency Assistance and the Crighton Theatre. The organization also provides scholarship opportunities available to graduating seniors of any school or homeschool within Montgomery County.


Enjoy the excitement while being safe and responsible.

The festival planning committee has worked closely with state, county and city officials to address sanitation requirements within the festival. “We want everyone to feel safe and come out and enjoy what we’re putting forward,” Festival Chairman Keith Reagan told the Conroe Courier.

All Catfish Festival food and beverage servers will be wearing facial coverings. Patrons are encouraged to wear facial coverings and souvenir masks will be available for purchase. Social distancing will be encouraged per the guidelines set forth by the CDC and local entities. Additional measures include thorough periodic sanitation of social areas and carnival rides. Click to see the full list of sanitation guidelines.


Willie B. Fried and Ima Goodcatch invite everyone to come out and be safe. Photo courtesy of the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival Facebook page.

Entertaining Lineup. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Great music options featuring both local, regional and national talent start on Friday on the Texas Stage, at 6:45 PM-midnight and on the Cajun Stage from 6:30 PM-midnight. The tunes start back up Saturday at 12:30 PM on both stages. Saturday night’s headliners on the Texas Stage will be Roger Creager, Wade Bowen and Aaron Watson. See the full 2020 Entertainment Lineup here.

Please note that ALL TICKETS must be purchased online in advance here. Tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the gate for the 2020 Festival. Children under 12 are FREE and admission on Sunday is free for everyone.

Limited street parking is available near the festival. Consider using the free shuttle service.

Proudly supporting Conroe since 2014.

With two of our four locations Montgomery Self Storage locations are in Conroe, at 1418 FM 2854 Road, Conroe, TX 77304 and 17631 Hwy 105 East, Conroe, TX 77306, we fully support the goals of the Friends Of Conroe and the Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival. We wish them a successful and safe event.