Horse Show


BBQ Cook-off

SEPT 29-30, 2017

48th Annual TRF

OCT 4-7, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Senior Queen, Rebecca Dugas!

2017 TRF Senior Queen: Rebecca Dugas
1st Runner-up & Miss Congeniality: Cameron Lieck
2nd Runner-up: Madison Racca
3rd Runner-up: Paityn Brumley
4th Runner-up: Marly Revia
Most Photogenic: Maddison Leaven


The Texas Rice Festival celebrates everything to do with rice and good times! Chartered in 1969, the festival is a weeklong event held annually in Winnie, Texas, beginning with the BBQ Cook-off the last weekend in September. The event, currently in its 48th year, is held as a celebration of the rice harvest and features family entertainment with down-home country flair. More than 100,000 people crowd the Winnie-Stowell Park annually.

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Announcing 2017 Featured Entertainers

William Clark Green, Wayne Toups, Pat Green, Joe Diffie, Reckless Kelly and Bag of Donuts!

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Carnival Rides

Don’t forget the proper shoes if you want to ride the carnival rides! Don’t miss out on the fun. Make sure you wear closed toed shoes.

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TRF History

Interested in seeing the archived photos of the Texas Rice Festival? Check out the photo gallery to see more. We will be adding more images throughout the year. 

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48th Annual TRF Officers

Girlean McCall


Jeff Leger


Rip Matthews

1st Vice President

Tammie Gilfillian


Stuart Leger

2nd Vice President

Justin Devillier



Made by C.J. Fontenot

Get your tickets for $2 each or 6 for $10
(Proceeds go to the Texas Rice Festival Scholarship Fund)

Sponsored by: McCall & McCall, Attorneys At Law
Drawing Saturday, October 7 @ 10:00pm

Photo includes McCall & McCall, Attorneys at Law
and 2017 TRF President, Girlean McCall

About TRF

The Texas Rice Festival is an annual harvest celebration held the first weekend of October. The festival was created in 1969 to honor rice farming, which is a major economic contribution in the region of Southeast Texas. It’s held in the Winnie-Stowell Park in Winnie, Texas.

We hope you enjoy our website to supply you with information and details for the 48th annual Texas Rice Festival. Our officers and chairmen are busy with this year’s festival. Every year the park is filled with fantastic food, entertainment, and activities. Be sure to check out more information on pageants, contests and livestock shows. You can contact our office with specific questions.

Contact TRF

409-296-4404 Office
409-296-9293 Fax

Email TRF Office

PO Box 147
Winnie, Texas 77665