Rice Festival crowns Queen

Karsyn Murray, center, was crowned the 2021 Rice Festival Queen during ceremonies held at the Keye Ingram Auditorium on the campus of Bay City Junior High Saturday. The queen’s court includes, from left, fourth runner up Alexis Monroy, third runner up Savannah Fernandez, Murray, first runner up Olivia Villa and second runner up Chole Rodriguez. (Anthony Maenza photo)

After COVID-19 put a pause on the festivities in 2020, the Bay City Lions Club Rice Festival is back this week.

The 75th edition of the festival is Sept. 2-5 at the Matagorda County Fairgrounds with a whole slate of activities for young and old to enjoy. Admission to the festival is $5 each night with children under 6 getting in free.

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