Schedule of Event
Mayhaw Queens 2015
Teen Miss—Katelynn Morris
Bring your lawn chair!
Cody Matthew Guidry will be at the Starks Mayhaw Festival on Saturday, May 21 from 12 pm to 3 pm to entertain the children, pose for pictures, and teach roping skills.
Guidry began his bull fighting career in 2011 by getting in a barrel during rodeos to help out a fellow bull fighter. He attended a bull fighting school in Vinton with instructors Rob Smets and Myles Hare. Guidry was a natural at bull fighting and was awarded Most Improved Bull Fighter in 2012 in Quemado, Texas. He is a member of National Little Britches Rodeo Association, and he received the honor of being invited to show off his skills at the National Little Britches Rodeo in Oklahoma.
Guidry is married to the 2000 Starks Mayhaw Festival Queen, Katie Jo Pinder Guidry. They have one son, Asa Matthew.
Gold City on stage
Friday, May 20, 7:30-9:30 pm (Southern Gospel Quartet)
For over 30 years Gold City has consistently delivered a concert and a message that ministers to each person individually in a way that is genuinely and sincerely felt by all, and they are committed to continue doing so for as long as God makes a way. As they continue to add hit songs to the list, and as the bus continues to roll week after week, it's not about the who, when or where, it's about the why: to minister to those in need, through the greatest music on earth, and following His lead, every step of the way.
Gold City is:
performing on stage
Saturday, May 21, 8:00-9:30pm
Brad Brinkley grew up 30 miles southeast of Houston, in a small community known as Baytown. His father, Emmitt, played fiddle with several nationally touring groups, including Johnny Lee and Mark Chesnutt. From birth, Brad was continuously surrounded by music and soon began singing in church and at small town fairs.
While still in high school, The Brinkley’s (Brad and his sister Shelly) formed a band and played throughout the gulf coast at a number of high profile rooms including Cowboy’s in Lake Charles, the Longhorn Club in Vinton, Sugar Shack in Leesville, Cutter’s in Beaumont, as well as venues in Nashville.
Armed with a strong reputation for great live performances, Brad Brinkley and his band were soon in high demand to open for many national acts (Tracy Lawrence, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Sammy Kershaw, Willie Nelson and George Jones to name a few). Brinkley’s accolades continue to grow with a heavy roster of headlining shows at L’auberge casino, the Isle of Capri, numerous dance halls, rodeos, festivals and corporate events.
Currently residing in Lake Charles and signed with BouBoyz Entertainment, Brad Brinkley has developed a tremendous following from his charismatic acoustic shows as well as with his backing band, COMFORT ZONE. Their repertoire includes a variety of contemporary Red Dirt and Nashville based country along with crowd-pleasing originals from his Texas chart breaking CD “What Have I Got To Lose”.
will be playing
Saturday, May 21, 2016 6:15-7:45pm
Saturday, May 21, 2016 4:30-6:00pm
Soulful and unique, blurring the lines between Americana, pop rock and blues, Alex Rozell’s smooth vocals complement heartfelt lyrics. His music carries influences of James Taylor, The Eagles and Jackson Browne, as well as contemporaries such as John Mayer, Zac Brown and Ray Lamontagne. Memorable and warm, Alex’s live shows incorporate a savvy blend of originals with popular classic to current material allowing him to adapt and relate to a variety of audiences and venues.
Named first runner-up in the Eric T. Schabacker Scholarship, Alex was bestowed with the opportunity to study with the gold and platinum award winning record producer at his Winterwood Recording Studios . To date, Alex has composed more than 50 original works and is currently finalizing production on his debut CD while serving as a full-time fire-fighter with the Port Arthur Fire Department.
No alcoholic beverages allowed on fairgrounds.
No animals allowed on fairways or in booths except those trained to help the visually or hearing impaired.
No firearms allowed on festival grounds, except those in the control of security or law enforcement.
Our festival celebrates the best tasting jelly around. Be sure to stop by and buy some Mayhaw jelly. Our vendors also create numerous other berry jellies.
The Starks Mayhaw Festival jelly contest will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Each contestant must turn in 2 pints of unlabeled jelly by 8pm Friday, May 20, 2016. The jelly will be judged at 10am on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The jelly will be judged on color, consistency, and taste. See the courtesy booth for more details.
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.
Bike Parade Winners 2015
The Talent Show is Thursday, 7:30pm.
Contact Josie Gillis for information. 337-764-7952. Click here to download form.
Talent Show participants 2014.
Car Show entry 2014
Starks Garden Club booth
Auction the cake
Another Car Show Entry
The Petting Zoo
The DJ singing...