2013 Texas Gatorfest
September 12 - September 15, 2013
Anahuac is the Alligator Capital of Texas. Come to the 2013 Texas Gatorfest September 12-15 for live music, live alligators and a good time.
The time is getting near that we’ve all been waiting for – the 2013 Texas Gatorfest! Take an airboat ride or a river boat tour, enjoy four stages of entertainment, Texas Artisans, merchants and the scenic waterfront beer garden. Take a whirl on the adult carnival rides and treat the kids to the kiddie rides, pony rides and petting zoo.
On Saturday and Sunday, witness the Great Texas Alligator Roundup and visit the Alligator Education Tent to get an up close and personal view of live gators. The Great Texas Alligator Roundup is the premier event of GATORFEST. Texas alligator hunters are invited to bring in their “harvest” to compete for cash prizes. Prizes are awarded according to length and county of harvest. The festival coincides with the opening of the 20 day alligator season in Texas and the Roundup sees an average of 10% of all the alligators harvested from the wild in Texas annually. Previous years’ winners have been over 13 feet long!
An air horn will sound each hour as hunters bring in gators throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. The Great Texas Alligator Roundup gives the festival a rare opportunity to let visitor’s see this fascinating reptile “up close and personal.” This event attracts alligator hunters from across Texas to our festival.
A licensed Texas alligator buyer is on site to purchase the harvested gators, which are then processed for the hide and the meat. For more information on The Great Texas Alligator Roundup and alligator hunting opportunities in the Anahuac Area contact the GATORFEST office at 409-267-4190.
See our Schedule of Events to make your plans for this year’s festivities and savor the foods from a wide variety of vendors, shop our Merchant Booths, ride the carnival rides, hear live music, see the Stiltwalkers, interact with the Clowns, take Riverboat Tours and Airboat rides, watch the Great Texas Alligator Roundup and the Gator Motorcycle Run.
We’ve got it all and it starts Thursday, September 12th at 6 pm and runs through Sunday, September 15th gate closing.
The Texas GATORFEST is one of the most unique festivals in the State of Texas. The GATORFEST combines alligators and East Texans for foolproof family fun! In Chambers County alligators outnumber residents by almost three to one, making Anahuac the Alligator Capital of Texas.
This September, make plans to experience gators and East Texas culture.
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