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Bay City Camofest


4th Annual

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JANUARY 26, 2019

A Main Street Celebration of Bay City Native, Forrest Clemenger Bess, designer of camouflage!

You’ll Have a Wild Time in Downtown Bay City!

  • Wild Game Tasting
  • Wine Tasting
  • Great Food
  • Texas Craft Beer
  • Free Live Entertainment
  • Unique Vendors
  • Bay City Downtown Shopping
  • Free Activities for the Kids
  • The Company of About a Thousand Friends

Tickets Available December 2018



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.


  Texas Grand Slam Package Available Dec 2018

Texas Grand Slam Tickets

Texas Grand Slam: $50

BUY NOWLimited 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 beer mug
  • $10 in Camo Cash (good for single wine tastings, official Camofest merchandise and beverage purchases at the official Camofest beer tent)
  • 1 entry into the Wild Game and Wine Food Camp

Please note | Sales on the Texas Grand Slam closes when the tickets are sold out or midnight January 24th whichever comes first.

You can pick up your purchases Jan. 21- Jan. 25 at 1112 7th Street, Bay City, TX  from noon- 5 PM or at the will call booth the day of the event.

 Wild Game & Wine Food Camp Available December 2018

Wild Game & Wine Food Camp

Wild Game and Wine Food Camp: $15*

BUY NOW Limited number available | Purchase online or at the festival
This wristband is good for one entry into the Wild Game Food Camp.  Here the “cooking guides” will showcase locally caught wild game, fish or fowl and other delicious dishes. Many feature Texas wine as a component of their dish. Your ticket allows you a “taste” of each wild game offering, while supplies last. Kids under 5 do not need a wristband to enter 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.)

You can pick up your online purchases Jan. 20- Jan. 25 at 1112 7th Street, Bay City, TX  from noon- 5 PM or at the will call booth the day of the event.

 Camofest Cash $20

Bay City Camofest Cash

One Sheet of Camofest Cash $20/Per Sheet*

BUY NOW Purchase Online or at the Festival
Camofest Cash tickets are valued at $1 increments and sold in sheets of 20. Camocash is good for single wine tastings, official Camofest merchandise and beverage purchases at the official Camofest beer tent. 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.

All online sales end at midnight on Jan. 24 and can be picked up Jan. 21- Jan. 25 at 1112 7th Street, Bay City, TX  from noon- 5 PM or at the will call booth the day of the event.

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


Texas Joe Bailey & Sweet Leaf Junction

Joe Bailey is a successful and professional musician who performs in and around the Texas region. At an early age, after attending a live concert, he relayed to his parents he was interested in pursuing a music career. He experienced the thrill of performing live when he began performing in church and has not looked back. At the age of 13, a family friend suggested for Bailey to audition for The Texas Opry which was run by the family of Steve Douglas; a recording artist, who had charted top 40 country songs. At this audition Douglas took an immediate liking to Bailey’s performing and personality and signed him to be a regular performer on the Opry’s coveted Saturday night show. This launched Joe’s professional career & in the following years he’s gone on to play some of Texas’ greatest venues. Fronting many bands over the years he proved his vocals could handle all genres and amassed a large catalog of material full of variety. After several years of working for various band owners Bailey decided to form his own group the Sweet Leaf Junction. A comprised pick, of the best of musicians he’s worked with over the years. Now booking solo acoustic, duo, or full band shows, seven days a week, Bailey aims to please and give every venue exactly what they are looking for.

The Zydeco Dots

The Zydeco Dots, more commonly referred to just as The Dots, originated in 1987. Back then Zydeco music was advancing in popularity and The Dots were about to do their part. Although Zydeco music was born in southern Louisiana, the music had been played in the Gulf Coast Region from the Florida panhandle to south Texas since the early 1900s. Clifton Chenier (The King of Zydeco) gave the mjusic its name and brought Zydeco to a new level. In Houston, Texas, during the mid 80s the music was still relativel obscure. The Dots, based in Houston, brought Zydeco to venues where the music had never been heard before. Since then, The Zydeco Dots have won numerous awards and have been voted best Zydeco band by the Houston Press. The Dots have backed up many accoridan players over the years including such notables as CJ Chenier, Pierre Blanchard, Leon Sam, Perrre Stout, Wilfred Chavis, Lil Jabo, Ted Pacholik, Paul Richard, Lil Willie Davis, Lonnie Mitchell, Wilbert Thibideaux and promising newcomer Lil Pop’s.

Colby Swift

Colby Swift is a graduate of Tidehaven High School from Midfield, Texas. He is a golden ticket winner for the 2019 season of American Idol. Colby gets his inspiration from country artists George Strait, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakum and Johnny Cash.


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

Meant to Bee


2145 Avenue G

Baby Bottoms

1728 6th Street

Children's Store

1800 6th Street

Mustard Seed

1736 6th Street

Christian Gift Shop

Jewlery By Design

1820 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

Bay City Antique Mall

Kutting Up

Nana's House of Treats

Shopping on G

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

Shopping on 6th Street

  • Kutting Up
  • Children’s Store
  • Mustard Seed Christian Gift Store
  • Jewelry By Design
  • Baby Bottoms
  • Bay City Antique Mall
  • Wild Bill’s Western Store
  • Nana’s House of Treats

Shopping on 7th Street

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


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