Cajun Fest is produced by Downtown Wichita Falls Development, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit.

join the fun!


•eating contest

•slow bike race

•mullet contest


12 co-ed teams go head-to-head.

Can you take on the challenge?!

Form a team of 4 and sign up!!


Co-ed teams of 4 tuggers and up to 2 alternates, go head to head Cajun Fest on Saturday, April 20! This is a 12 team bracket tournament.


Check-in begins at 2:30 at Bud Daniel Park, 900 Ohio Ave. in Downtown Wichita Falls.


$100 for the team, includes ticket to festival for each team member.


Winners of the 12 team bracket will receive a medal.

A prize will also be given out to the best dressed team.


• Each round will consist of three tugs. Best 2 of 3 moves to the next round.

• Teams will be lined up so that the rope will be pulled on the right side.

• No hand over hand pulling.

• The tug will be started on the command of the official. The team that pulls the rope 12 feet from the center first, will be declared the winner. A whistle or horn will signal the end of the tug.

• There will be a 90-second time limit on each tug.

• Prior to the beginning of the pull, no participant may “dig-in” to the ground.

• The anchor is the only member of the team who may touch the ground with his/her hands.

• No other team member is permitted to sit on the ground for more than 5 seconds, including the anchor.

• No sticky substances may be used on hands or gloves.

• A maximum of 5 minutes rest between tugs will be permitted.

By providing my phone number and email, I agree to receive text messages and email from Downtown Wichita Falls Development.


Calling all stomachs of steel!

Sign up will be day of at the info booth located near the 9th and Indiana intersection.


How slow can you go? The Bayou Rougarou is the ultimate test of balance on two wheels!

Bayou Rougarou

Slow Bike Race

Test your balance at our inaugural Cajun Fest Bayou Rougarou slow bike race!

4:30pm, Saturday, April 20

Bud Daniel Park, 900 Ohio Ave.

Price: $10

Deadline: April 12


Last person to cross the finish line wins!

Prize for best costume will also be given out!


Registrants must be 18 years of age or older.

All riders must wear a helmet.

Riders must keep in a state of movement.

Any part of the body that touches the ground before the finish line results in disqualification.

Last person to make it across the finish line without touching the ground wins.

I agree to rules and risks involved with registering for the Bayour Rougarou Slow Bike Race. By providing my phone number and email, I agree to receive text messages and email from Downtown Wichita Falls Development.

mullet contest!!

Show off that Tenessee waterfall, your Camaro hair at the Downtown Wichita Falls Cajun Fest!!

When and where is the event?

The 16th Annual Cajun Fest will be Saturday, April 20 from 11am - 7pm. The event will be help at Bud Daniel Park at 9th and Ohio in Downtown Wichita Falls. GPS address would be 900 Ohio Ave.

What do I get for my Cajun Fest ticket?

Entry to the festival - but it's more than that! Live music all day, access to our food and specialty vendors, free kids area, watch contests and the slow bike race, play some corn hole, enjoy some community time in the heart of our city!

Who organizes Cajun Fest?

Cajun Fest is FUNdraiser and produced by Downtown Wichita Falls Development, Inc. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit and events like Cajun Fest help raise money for projects like saving the Keller Building!

Can I bring my cooler and lawn chair?

Cooler - no. Lawn chair - yes! Bring those lawn chairs, hang out in Bud Daniel Park while enjoying some great food and listening to some Cajun/ Creole music!

Can I bring my dog?

We discourage bringing four legged friends. There is an incredible amount of food around and the asphalt is typically very hot for this event. We do not want your animals to eat something they shouldn't or hurt their feet.

How do I get in for FREE?

Free entry is offered to our volunteers. Volunteers also receive a Cajun Fest shirt and food for their time and help. Find out more about being a volunteer here!