Spice up the weekend at Cajun Fest May 9

Robert Hillard

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Get ahold of your friends and family, put on your Cajun attire, and head downtown to shop, eat, and dance for Wichita Falls eighth annual Cajun Fest May 9 hosted by Wichita Falls Development and the Elks Lodge.

“This event is all about helping the community of Wichita Falls,” said Craig Robertson, cook at Cajun Fest. “ We want to raise awareness to help revitalize downtown Wichita Falls. “

Cajun Fest will serve as a fundraiser for Downtown Wichita Falls Development and other nonprofits

Scott Dulaney, business senior said, Wichita Falls puts on great events and gives people a chance revisit the past.

“I like events like these that get put on downtown. It’s a chance for people to get together and go look at history and have a good time while doing it. Events like Cajun Fest provide a great atmosphere.”

This year Cajun Fest will be presenting three bands. Headlining will be CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band. Supporting bands will be Austin bands Dr. Zog, and Crooks. Starting and the day will be locals the Black and White Band and Mike O’ Neil.

Riley Wheeler, environmental science junior said, he is going to see the bands play and try out all the different types of food.

“I’m going this year for sure. I want to see the Black and White Band and Mike O’ Neil perform. The food there is great, if you love Cajun food I highly recommend it. “

Returning guessed this year is Gator Country, better known for their CMT show Gator 911. A hands on gator show will be performed to educate about alligators, lizards, turtles;and more.


  •  Cajun Fest gates will open at noon
  • Location, J.S. Bridwell Ag Center 111 N. Burnett Street, Downtown Wichita Falls
  • Dishes all range from $2 to$ 5
  • Tickets can be purchased through all United Supermarkets, United Market Street, Sheppard Air Force Base Information, Tickets, and Tours office, Iron Horse Pub, the Elks Lodge and Downtown Wichita Falls Development Center
  • Admission tickets are $5 for advance tickets, $10 at the gate, and children 12 and under free. Must be accompanied by an adult.
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