Bay City Camofest

3rd Annual

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Save the Date January 27, 2018

Thanks for the great turnout in 2017!

Get on your camouflage and join us in celebrating Forrest Clemenger Bess, designer of camouflage. With wild game and wine tasting, great food, live entertainment and a few hundred of your friends, you don’t want to miss this wild time in Downtown Bay City.

Building on last year’s success, with over 600 people, this time out we expect around 750 of you to show up for our wild game & wine event. You want to get your tickets early, because we sold out last year.

You will have tasty samples of wild game and fish provided by local cooking “guides”, samples of wine from local wineries and also be able to buy your own bottles of Texas wine or craft beer.

We are a family friendly event with kids drinks, snacks and a fun Kid Zone activity area.

We know you will enjoy the live music of Slim Bawb and Matagorda County’s favorite local group, the KG Williams Band.

Be sure to check out our BayCityCamofest Facebook page, give us a like and share!


Historic Downtown Bay City
Historic Downtown Bay City

Historic Downtown Bay City

Bay City’s Main Street program is dedicated to the preservation of our historic downtown district. This is accomplished through a multifaceted approach, one of which is promotion of our downtown. The Wild Game and Wine Camofest is designed to introduce new people to our downtown and highlight Matagorda County’s natural beauty and bounty.


  SOLD OUT–Texas Grand Slam Package $50

Texas Grand Slam Tickets

SOLD OUT–Texas Grand Slam: $50.

Limited number available | Must be purchased online

This ticket is our best value and lets you participate in everything at the festival.  You will receive:

  • 1 Camofest 4-bottle wine tote
  • 1 Camofest commemorative wine glass
  • 8 Camofest wine tasting tickets
  • 1 entry into the Wild Game and Wine Food Camp
  • 2 Camofest Cash tickets and 2 Camofest koozies.

 Texas Wine Package $35

Texas Wine Package

Texas Wine Package: $35.

This ticket gives you a wonderful Texas wine experience at the Camofest. You will receive:

  • 1 Camofest 4-bottle wine tote
  • 1 Camofest commemorative wine glass
  • 8 Camofest wine tasting tickets

Best of all, you will have a great time while supporting our downtown and the community of Bay City!

 Wild Game & Wine Food Camp $10

Wild Game & Wine Food Camp

Wild Game and Wine Food Camp: $10.

BUY NOW Limited number available
Purchase online or at the Festival
This wristband is good for one  entry into the Wild Game and Wine Food Camp.  Here the “cooking guides” will showcase locally caught wild game, fish or fowl and other delicious dishes that include Texas wine as a component of their dish.  Kids under 5 do not need a ticket into the food camp area but must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note | All drinks and wine sample tickets are sold separately. (See Camofest Cash.)

 Camofest Cash $20

Bay City Camofest Cash

One sheet of Camofest Cash $20/per sheet

Purchase online or at the Festival
Camofest Cash is sold in $1 increments and are used for single wine tastings, toward purchase of beer, soft drinks and Camofest merchandise. Pick them up early and you don’t need to stand in line the day of the festival!

Please note | Not valid for wine by the glass, wine bottle purchases, festival vendors or Bay City Downtown stores.



Slim Bawb

– singer/songwriter, guitar, banjo, mandolin, dobro, bass, pedal steel –
Slim Bawb plays “swamp” music. His debut CD “Ghost Dawg” came out April 2005, “Hillbilly Fellini” in 2009 & the double CD “Calexiana” in 2011. It was the CD of the month for January 2011. That album plus “Boo Dan” (also 2011) won a Texas Music Academy “Gone to Texas” Award in 2012. “Pardon Me” was released in June 2012. “Gristle & Guts” in June 2014. The newest album is “Ain’t My Monkey” Released November 2015.

“Slim Bawb is also leader/songwriter for the Sacramento based band “The Beer Dawgs” for 20 years. They were inducted into the Sacramento Area Music Hall of Fame (The Sammies) in 1998 & put out 10 CDs. The Beer Dawgs played their brand of Swamp/Rock/Blues 5 nights a week for those 20 years. (They play reunion shows once a year).

Bawb moved to Texas in 2006 & built Swamp Studio in an old shop on the property he & his wife bought in the country outside of Austin….They currently live in New Braunfels TX and have had a monthly residency at historic Gruene Hall for 4 years…
Slim Bawb plays banjo, reso-guitar, mandolin, mandola, electric guitar & foot pedal bass.

His bandmates “The Fabulous Stumpgrinders” feature Lil Howard Yeargan on accordion, keyboards, harmonica & vocals & James “GatorBait” Curry on drums & vocals. Bawb plays pedal steel with Jordan Minor as well as being a former member of the “Chubby Knuckle Choir”…See ya in the bars

KG Williams Band

KG Williams Band is a rockin’ Texas Country Band with incredible appeal.  They have the ability to connect with any and everyone they come into contact with by writing and playing music that just downright makes you feel good.  Not to mention the catchy hooks in their songs that will stick with you a awhile.  A couple of special moments recently in their career would be placing in the 2015 Shiner Rising Star Competition and then producing and publishing their first music video for their ever so popular “Island Wild” and watching it rocket on the social media platforms. The 3 Song EP released in mid summer of 2015 proved to be a great move after seeing so many flock to iTunes to own their own piece of the next great Texas Country band.  Yes, their hometown of Needville, Tx may be small, but this band will put it on the map.

Musicians include KG Williams, singer, songwriter, rhythm guitar; Earl Nichols on bass guitar; Matt Cranley on lead guitar and Jason Sliva on drums.


Shop & Eat

Check out the fine merchants and restaurants around the Historic Downtown of Bay City, Texas.

Burlap Sack

2105 Avenue G

Women’s Clothing

9 am – 5 pm

Green Bros

2121 Avenue G


9 – 5

Bay City Floral

2133 Avenue G

Flowers & Gifts

9 – 5


2145 Avenue G

The Blue Orchid

1812 6th Street

Children's Store

1800 6th Street

Mustard Seed

1736 6th Street

Christian Gift Shop

Jewlery By Design

1820 6th Street

Baby Bottoms

1728 6th Street

Wild Bill's

1708 6th Street

Western Store

Town Square

2125 Ave G


Fat Grass

1717 7th Street


Lisa's Main Street Coffee

1822 7th Street

Coffee Shop

Health Food Cottage

1840 7th Street

Health Food Store

Cafe Roux

1840 7th Street

Authentic Cajun Cuisine

Shopping on G

  • Burlap Sack
  • Green Bros
  • Bay City Floral
  • Homestead: Everything from Glitter to Rust
  • Town Square Restaurant

Shopping on 6th Street

  • The Blue Orchid
  • Children’s Store
  • Mustard Seed Christian Gift Store
  • Jewelry By Design
  • Baby Bottoms
  • Wild Bill’s Western Store

Shopping on 7th Street

  • Fat Grass Restaurant
  • Lisa’s Main Street Coffee
  • Health Food Cottage
  • Cafe Roux: Authentic Cajun Cuisine


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