- Marsh Fest 2018
- Schedule of Events
- Calling Contests
- Mutton Bustin'
- Shop T-shirts
- Washer Tournament
- Hunting Guides
Our community values and appreciates what it means to thousands of guests visiting each year. We are excited to share stories and enjoy everything that it means to be part of the hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational activities we have to offer in our own backyard.
Marsh Fest will take place at Winnie-Stowell Community Park in Winnie, Texas on March 2 -4, 2018. This inaugural event will launch in honor of Trevor Lee Chesson.
Activities at Marsh Fest include the Texas State Open Duck and Goose Calling contests, IBCA sanctioned BBQ and Wild Game Cook-off, food and commercial vendors, live music featuring Tracy Byrd and George Dearborne, children’s activities, mutton busting and local scholarship opportunities.
Hunting, fishing, bird watching and wildlife are some of the area’s most popular resources; Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) is excited to bring Marsh Fest to the local community supporting various events, members and businesses throughout the year. Marsh Fest will also provide memorial scholarships to area schools including East Chambers, Hamshire-Fannett and High Island High Schools and donations toward the fishing teams for East Chambers and Hamshire-Fannett.
Marsh Fest 2018 will be the new host to the Texas State Open Duck Calling Contest. The duck and goose calling contest will bring some of the nation’s top competitors. The winner of the Texas State Open Duck Calling contest will receive entry to the World Championship Duck Calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) is still accepting applications for cook-off teams, vendors and sponsorship for this inaugural event.
5:00 PM Gates and Vendors Open
7:00 PM Entertainment: Ray Johnston Band on Main Stage
9:00 PM Wild Game Cookoff
Entertainment: Tracy Byrd on Main Stage
12:30 PM Gates Closed
8:00 AM Gates and Vendors Open
Calling Registration begins
BBQ Cook-off Starts
9:00 AM Calling Contest- Youth Duck (12 & under)
11:00 AM Calling Contest – Intermediate Duck (16 & under)
1:00 PM Calling Contest – Texas State Open Duck
Mutton Bustin’ Registration
Gator Country Alligator Expo
3:00 PM Calling Contest – Team Meat Duck
Mutton Bustin’ Starts
4:00 PM Washer Tournament
5:00 PM Calling Contest – Open Meat Duck
7:00 PM Entertainment: Spencer Marks on Main Stage
8:30 PM Entertainment: George Dearborne on Main Stage
8:00 AM Gates and Vendors Open
Calling Registration Starts
9:00 AM 1st Calling Contest – Hunter Speck
11:00 AM 2nd Calling Contest – Team Speck
1:00 PM 3rd Calling Contest – Open Speck
3:00 PM 4th Calling Contest – Team Snow
5:00 PM 5th Calling Contest – Open Snow
8:00 PM Gates Closed
Please note: All calling contest times are estimates. They will start at 9AM each day and each contest will run continuously after the prior contest.
Marsh Fest 2018 will be the new host to the
Texas State Open Duck Calling Contest.
The duck and goose calling contest will bring some of the nation’s top competitors. The winner of the Texas State Open Duck Calling contest will receive entry to the World Championship Duck Calling contest in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
Marsh Fest BBQ Cook-off
March 2-3, 2018
Winnie-Stowell Park in Winnie, Texas
- Brisket, Pork Spare Ribs & Chicken and Wild Game Entries
- IBCA sanctioned
- Early Entry Bonus – Enter by Feb 15th for drawing for 2 Free Entries
- Payout: 80/20 Payout with $2,500 added Money
- LIMIT OF 50 TEAMS
Download Form for rules and details: Cookoff Form 2018
Live Entertainment (more details to come)
Tracy Byrd – Friday Night
George Dearborne – Saturday Night
$5 entry fee each night
Mutton Bustin Competition – March 3rd, 2018
Winnie Park – Arena
Registration Begins @ 1:00 pm
Competition Starts @ 3:00 pm
“Championship Buckle Presented to the Champion”
- All contestants must be 3-7 years of age and 65lbs. or less to participate.
- Contestants must be dressed in the proper attire, including long pants and close toed shoes.
- Helmets and protective vest are recommended.
- Begin taking entries on-site March 3rd @1:00
For More Information Contact:
- Cade Barrow @ 409-201-1387
- Chris Barrow @ 409-201-1357
- Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce Office @ 409-296-2231
Click here to preorder your T-Shirts for Marsh Fest 2018
- Preorders were available until Friday, Februrary 9, 2018
- A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at Marsh Fest 2018
- Download/View Sponsor Levels PDF: Sponsor Levels 2018
- WACC Membership Online Form (includes Sponsorship Pledges): Membership 2018 with Pledges
2018 First Annual Trevor Lee Chesson
Memorial Marsh Fest Sponsors:
Arboretum Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Winnie
County Line Diesel
Maverick – Jerry Nelson
Vortech Contracting, Inc.
Autumn Morrell – Remax One
Hop-N-Jay Ranch – Chloe Hopson
National Toilet Rentals & National Tank & Equipment
Pure Cajun Specialty Foods & Catering / Texas Crawdaddys
Renegade Industrial Supply, LLC
Texas Rice Festival
Winnie Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
Al-T’s Seafood Steaks / Stringaree Restaurant & Marina
Anahuac National Bank; East Chambers County Bank; Barbers Hill Bank
Brenda B Wilber CPA
Common Cents Credit Union
Riceland Medical Center & Clinics
Roger & Ranell Revia
Steel Painters, Inc.
Stratton’s True Value Napa
Texas First Bank
Triple C Project Services, Ltd.
Capital Farm Credit
Carl Griffith – GMJ, Inc.
Coastal Automotive Services – Theo Bertrand
Coastal Outdoors Group
Coastal Sprinkler Company
Diamond F Outfitters
Farm & Home Supply
Gentz Cattle Company
John J Wilber / Jeremy J Burrell
KBMT 12 News
McIlvian Enterprises, Inc.
Vector Contracting, Inc.
Winnie Stowell Ducks Unlimited
County Judge Jimmy Sylvia
D & M Landco, Inc.
Famco Machine Shop
GoGibson Travel, LLC
M & J Fertilizer Company
Raymond James – Buck Thornton
Chambers County Farm Bureau
ACE / Leger Wastewater
Crawfish Croux Catering Company, LLC
Crystal Beach Club Properties, LLC
High Island Cardinal Club
Lisa Rae Photo & Web Services
Lone Star Lube Right
Megan Daigle – Farm Bureau Insurance
My Friends and Me Daycare
Prosperity Bank – Rhonda Devillier
Slap Ya MaMa
Texas Prime Waterfowl
The Original Lercy’s
Winnie Stowell Ducks Unlimited
Winnie Veterinary Clinic
Winnie Welding Works
Burr Ridge Fence Company
Cow Girl T’s and More Embroidery
Daniel & Mandy Andrews
Dr. Frank Rose
Gene’s Powersports Country
Hatfield Garage, LLC
Here’s Your Sign / Print Dynasty
Knights of Columbus #3452
Merle Norman Cosmetics & Boutique
M & M Air Service
Premium Oilfield Services
Southern Crane Works
The Seabreeze Beacon
Wash & Storage
Giglio Distributing Company
Register your booth at Marsh Fest 2018 for Crafts, Hunting Supplies, Clothing, Art, Outdoors Products, Vehicles, Boats and more…
For more information contact our Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce office at 409-296-2231.
- Fill out online application for Vendor Space: Online Vendor Application
- Download/View PDF Commerical Exhibits Vendor Form to Print: Vendor App 2018 Commerical Exhibits
- Download/View PDF Call Tents Vendor Form to Print: Vendor App 2018 Call Tents
- Note: PDF files have details and conditions of vendor space. Online application will be emailed to the office and staff will be in touch to finalize details.
PG-18 Washer Tournament
Saturday, March 3rd at 4:00pm
- Proceeds go to East Chambers Project Graduation
- 1st Place winners get 2 sets of washer boards!
- BBQ Pavilion (next to horseshoe pits at the Winnie-Stowell Park)
- Sign up at 3:00pm on day of tournament
- $40 per team (2 people)
For more info, contact Mona Horger at (409) 658-0343 or Tim Horger at (409) 527-0899
Area Hunting Guides
The Drake Plantation
Pipkin Ranch Outfitters
Broken L Outdoors
Oyster Bayou Hunting Club
CFO – Central Flyaway Outfitters