Rock out with free concerts from Shinyribs, Kevin Fowler and headliner Clay Walker. Free shuttle service from Gulf Greyhound Park beginning at 1:00 p.m. Visit lamarquebayoufest.com for details.
The City of La Marque is proud to announce Clay Walker as the headlining act for La Marque Bayou Fest 2019. Mayor Bobby Hocking would like to extend an invitation to all citizens, business owners and friends of La Marque to join us for our annual, free, family-friendly festival at Mac McGaffey Highland Bayou Park on October 19, 2019. Come I-45 South and take Exit 10.
Families can enjoy daytime activities including a free kids’ fishing tournament, pumpkin carving contest, mutton busting, bounce houses and the new ACU Kid Zone. Visit the food trucks and shop craft vendors while you stroll through the demonstrations from local civic clubs.
A series of shows kicks off around 4:00 p.m. with Shinyribs, Kevin Fowler and headliner Clay Walker. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and dance the night away at this free community concert. No coolers, please. Beverages sold on site. Proceeds go to La Marque Lions Club and will be used to provide scholarships to La Marque youth.
NEW PARKING RULES FOR 2019
From 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., parking is free at Highland Bayou Park.
Beginning at 1:00 p.m., parking will be $20 at Highland Bayou Park. Cash only. A free shuttle service is available from Gulf Greyhound Park at 1000 FM 2004, La Marque, Texas 77568. Chairs, fishing poles, wagons, strollers and blankets are welcome on the shuttle buses. No coolers of any kind are allowed on shuttles.
“COWBOY” JONES CHILDREN’S FISHING TOURNAMENT
Join Rusty Hook Fishing Club for the annual kids’ fishing tournament! The first 200 children 12 years old and younger to register will receive a free t-shirt and lunch. Participants must provide their own rod and reel, but bait will be provided by Boyd’s One Stop. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Kids can fish from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with parent or guardian supervision. For ten categories of fish, kids can win a new rod and reel plus a new tackle box provided by La Marque Lions Club. Alex’s A/C provides goody bags stuffed with goodies from several Texas City – La Marque Chamber members.
PUMPKIN PATCH AND DECORATING CONTEST
Pick a pumpkin for FREE, find a spot under the pavilion, and get creative! La Marque Lions Club will present cash prizes for the first-, second- and third-favorite pumpkins. Age divisions are 5 years and under, 6-10 years, 11-14 years and 15-19 years. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent.
LA MARQUE MUTTON BUSTIN’
Dress up your little cowboys and cowgirls and meet us near the pavilion. Registration is at noon and the events start at 1:00 p.m. The fee is $20. There are two age categories, 2-5 and 6-7. Belt buckles will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in each age group. The weight limit is 65 pounds and a waiver must be signed by parents at registration. Mutton Busting is produced by Lonesome Dove 4H out of Hitchcock, Texas. Can your little one hold on for eight seconds?
AMOCO FIREWORKS SHOW
Stay until 10:00 p.m. to watch the spectacular Amoco Federal Credit Union Fireworks Show.
BBQ COOK-OFF SPOTS GOING FAST
On Friday, October 18, the BBQ Cook-Off ramps up as teams compete for $10,000 in prize money. Secure one of the 100 BBQ spots with water and power hookups while you still can! The Bayou Fest Cook-Off is part of Galveston County’s Triple Crown. Contact Lauren Perez at 409-935-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
City of La Marque and Texas City - La Marque Chamber have teamed up once again to deliver this family-friendly fall festival. Please join us at the 230-acre Mac McGaffey Highland Bayou Park, 1991 Getty Road in La Marque on October 19, 2019. The VIP Experience is presented by Miller Lite. Partners include Waste Management, Amoco Federal Credit Union, Dow and Associated Credit Union of Texas. For information, follow us on Facebook, visit lamarquebayoufest.com or call Colleen at 409-938-9255.