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Katy Independent School District

Outdoor Learning Center

​​Folk Life Festival




34th​ Annual Folk Life Festival
Kenneth D. Welch
Outdoor Learning Center

Saturday, April  6, 2019 - Hours: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

2019 Folk Life Festival Flyer

What was life like for the pioneers of early Texas? How did they Dress? What skills did they need to survive? Where did the children go to school? What kinds of animals did they own? These questions and many more will be answered for those who attend the 34th Annual Katy Folk Life Festival.

The Katy ISD Outdoor Learning Center will be transformed into scenes of the late 1800's, as many demonstrations and activities of pioneer life are recreated.

Visitors will also be able to walk the nature trails, visit the duck pond, and see the displays and exhibits in the science and history classrooms. The Katy Folk Life Festival is a family fun event with interesting lessons in Texas History. Make plans to attend on Saturday, April 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Outdoor Learning Center is located at 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Katy, Texas 77494. Drive west on Interstate 10, take exit 740, turn North on FM 1463 and follow the signs to the Outdoor Learning Center.


  • Blacksmith Demonstration

  • Honey Bee Keeping

  • Texas pioneer soldier Re-enactments

  • Chuck Wagon

  • Dulcimer Players 

  • Hand-Quilting 

  • Hand-Spinning 

  • Weaving 

  • Soap-Making 

  • Farm Animals

  • Homing Pigeons

  • Native American Culture

  • Texas Cowboy Camp

  • Pioneer Woodworking

  • Cheese Making

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation

Hands-on Activities Include:

  • Calligraphy 

  • Tin Punching

  • Roping Skills 

  • Pioneer Games

  • Archery

  • Pioneer Clothes Washing 

  • Pottery Clay

  • Gourd Painting

  • Corn Shelling/Grinding

  • Rag Doll Making

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