Marsh Fest

Marsh Fest kicks off March 31st – April 2nd, 2023 bringing you Team Roping and an IBCA Sanctioned BBQ Cookoff.

The Main Festival takes place on May 18th – 20th, 2023 with live music, food vendors, carnival, Mutton Bustin’ and more.

About Marsh Fest

Marsh Fest is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that holds an annual festival in Winnie, Texas every March. Hunting, fishing, bird watching and wildlife are some of Southeast Texas’ most popular resources.

Marsh Fest focuses on youth and local community working closely with the Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce (WACC) to support various events and businesses throughout the year.

In November 2017, Shane and Aimee Chesson traveled to Stuttgart, Arkansas with their son, Trevor, to watch the world duck calling contest. Trev said to his Daddy “I’m going to buy this duck call to win the junior championship at Marsh Fest.” They were at Mack’s Prairie Wings and he bought a red and black duck call. Trevor used it on his first wood duck hunt days before his accident.

March 2018 brought the first annual Trevor Lee Chesson Memorial Marsh Fest. Come out to Marsh Fest! Trevor is watching and smiling down on you. #TLC

For more information, visit https://marshfest.com/.

Participate

There are many ways to participate in Marsh Fest, including being a vendor or competing in one of our friendly competitions.

Please note: The MARSH FESTIVAL, the Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce, and their board of directors’ reserve the right to reject any entry for any or no reason.

Food Vendor

MARSH FESTIVAL Food Booth Spaces are by invitation only. Please complete the application below to sign up for the Food Vendor Wait List and be considered for space at the MARSH FESTIVAL event. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received.

To ensure that vendors have the best opportunity for success, only one vendor per type (i.e., one pizza vendor, one lemonade vendor, etc.) will be selected.

YOU WILL ONLY BE CONTACTED BY A MARSH FEST REPRESENATIVE IF YOU HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE. The Application confirmation IS NOT considered to be notice of selection.

Merchant Vendor

Please complete the application below to sign up for the Merchant Vendor List. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received. Your application is NOT complete until payment is received.

B-B-Q Cook Off

Please complete the application below to sign up for the B-B-Q Cook Off. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received.

Washer Tournament

Please complete the application below to sign up for the Washer Tournament. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received. Your application is NOT complete until payment is received.

Craft Show

Please complete the application below to sign up for the Craft Show. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received.

Rodeo

Please complete the application below to sign up for the Rodeo. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received.

Duck Calling

Please complete the application below to sign up for the Duck Calling competition. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received.

Duck, Duck, Run (10K, 5K, & Kids 1K)

Please complete the application below to sign up for the Duck, Duck, Run race. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received.

Pageant

Please complete the application below to sign up for the Pageant. You will receive a confirmation notice when your application has been received.

"Networking and reaching new customers is always our top priority. To that end, the Winnie Area Chamber is an invaluable tool for us, as a local small business. Thank you!"

Jon Doe, Owner, West O Beer

"As a non-profit community pillar of arts and culture, we know that the Winnie Area Chamber is committed to helping us build relationships and promoting our mission to make theatre accessible to all."

Jane Doe, Executive Artistic Director, Spencer Community Theatre