Despite the shutdown for COVID-19 and the subsequent cancellation of many beloved events, several popular events remain scheduled in the Lake Conroe area. Not every festival is a go, but the presence of many will give residents and guests a sense of normalcy in the midst of a bizarre year. Three festivals planning to entertain patrons this fall are The Conroe Catfish Festival, The Texas Renaissance Festival, and The Montgomery Wine & Music Festival.
The Conroe Catfish Festival-
The weekend of October 9-11th the Friends of Conroe host a fun festival in the heart of downtown Conroe. This will be there 31st year. The Conroe Catfish Festival offers all the elements of a great celebration: music, food, a carnival, and fun. Check out their website to see the music lineup and other pertinent information. Tickets go on sale very soon on September 4th. They are $15 a person and children 12 & under get in free. The one major thing different about this year is that tickets will NOT be sold at the gate. You will have to buy yours online.
The Texas Renaissance Festival-
The 46th annual Renfest has announced its dates for this fall: October 3-November 29. Hardcore fans might immediately realize that they have trimmed down the number of weekends they are traditionally open. However, the owners and staff are planning all the same entertainment, food, shopping, and fun to which fans have grown accustomed. The Texas Renaissance Festival is in Plantersville off of FM 1774. It is the nation’s largest renaissance festival. Tickets will NOT be sold at the gate, but online tickets are for sale now. Also HEB will sell tickets beginning September 1st. Tickets are date specific so be sure to know when you want to go.
The Montgomery Wine & Music Festival-
This fall festival is the most changed as they attempt to follow guidelines and regulations to make people as safe as possible. It will be November 7-8th. Instead of having all the wineries and breweries come to one central location in downtown Montgomery, patrons will have a passport and will travel to the different local wineries and breweries for tastings. Each winery/brewery sits within a 20 minute radius of Montgomery. Tickets will be $50 per person and include a souvenir glass, 16 tastings, and a passport. Check out their site for more information, including the link to purchase tickets.
Fall always brings people outdoors in Texas. Coming together as a community to enjoy music, entertainment, and what our local businesses have to offer has been a highlight of the year for many people. Even though Coronavirus has not disappeared, the Lake Conroe area is preparing to safely host fall festivals. Which ones are you interested in attending?