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Nearly 3,000 Let Good Times Roll at Woodforest Crawfish Carnival

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MONTGOMERY, TX – Almost 3,000 people enjoyed a kaleidoscope of crunchy crustaceans, carnival rides and colorful fun at the Woodforest Crawfish Carnival April 6.

Mounds of crawfish and a Ferris wheel highlighted the inaugural event, which was held at Christine Allen Nature Park in the Montgomery County community. Other activities included Zydeco music, a carousel, carnival games and food, crawfish races, inflatables, a stilt walker, a photo booth, and more.

“This was so much fun,” said Woodforest Marketing Director Faith Pitman. “We worried that early storms might dampen attendance, but that turned out to not be a problem. Thousands of people came out for a fun afternoon.”




Talk is already underway for next year’s carnival, she said.

The carnival was a keystone event for Houston’s Largest Home Tour, sponsored by Woodforest developer Johnson Development Corp. During the month-long tour, the public can tour hundreds of model homes and available homes in 13 Johnson communities. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 6:00 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free. Tour maps and event details can be downloaded at

Woodforest, a project of Johnson Development Corp., is a 3,000-acre master-planned community surrounding Woodforest Golf Club, one of the top-ranked daily-fee golf courses in the Houston area. The development offers a broad array of housing choices and prices — luxury homes, patio, townhomes, and custom homes priced from the $180,000s to $2 million plus — targeted to lifestyle-oriented buyers. Woodforest is slated for more than 5,500 homes and a full complement of amenities, retail and commercial properties. One of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities, Woodforest is five miles north of The Woodlands and six miles south of Conroe. Convenient access just seven miles west of Interstate 45 is provided by Fish Creek Thoroughfare, a major north/south thoroughfare connecting Conroe in Montgomery County and Tomball in Harris County. For more information about Woodforest, visit or call 936.447.2800.

Johnson Development is a Houston-based, award-winning residential and commercial land development company. Now celebrating more than 40 years, the company has set the standard for successful master-planned communities in Houston, Atlanta, Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and other markets around the country. Johnson Development’s impressive collection includes the Houston-area communities of Riverstone, Sienna Plantation, Cross Creek Ranch, Woodforest, Fall Creek, Tuscan Lakes, Edgewater, Jordan Ranch, Harmony, Imperial, Grand Central Park, Harvest Green and Veranda; the Viridian and Trinity Falls communities in Dallas-Fort Worth; Bryson in the Austin area; and Atlanta’s Lake Arrowhead. For more information on Johnson Development, visit