Marsh Fest Activities & Events

Duck and Goose Calling Contest

What started as a few friends and guides gathering around the bed of a truck to work on their skill, and see who’s improved has now become a national pastime for many individuals and teams traveling across the country to participate in Duck and Goose Calling Contests.

With a Winnie Texas setting on the coastal prairie, in rice country and with the coastal marsh a Texas stones throw away. There isn’t a better location for a Duck and Goose Calling Contest than Winnie Texas, and the Trevor Lee Chesson Memorial Marsh Fest. With a county park setting among the oak trees it’s sure to bring in individuals and teams from across Texas, Louisiana and southern states.

Two days of calling with events from individual to team, from the World Champions to 5 year olds. The Marsh Fest Calling Contest is one that will be a sure stop for many as they work their way to the World Finals.

Marsh Fest Duck and Goose Calling

Marsh Fest Duck and Goose Calling

Mutton Bustin’ Contest

Get ready for a rough ride!

Get ready for a rough ride!

Mutton Bustin’ is a favorite of many kids, but adults and spectators enjoy it greatly. As the gate swings open and the sheep darts across the arena fans stand and cheer for each contestant.

This year the Marsh Fest is bringing Mutton Bustin’ to the Marsh Fest for not only kids to participate in but for the crowds to cheer them on. When the last gate swings open and the child raises his arms in the air a buckle will be awarded to the Best Mutton Bustin’ rider for the 2018 Trevor Lee Chasson Mutton Bustin’ contest.

Registration will begin on March 3rd, day of event at 1:00 PM, competition starts at 3:00 PM. Championship Buckle Presented to the champion. All contestants must be 3-7 years old and must weigh 65 lbs. or less. All contestants must be dressed in proper attire, to include: long pants, closed toe shoes and helmet. Protective vest are recommended.

For more information, contact Cade Barrow: 409-201-1387; Chris Barrow: 409-201-1357; or, the Winnie Area Chamber of Commerce.

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