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SCHEDULED EVENTS - October 19th, 2018

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NO ICE CHESTS PLEASE
Please visit the Festival Beer Booth and help keep the Festival FREE!
Please drink responsibly... Designate a driver!

Official poster, t-shirts and other festival souvenirs are available at the Festival Souvenir Booth located at Parkerson and 5th Street.



The First Day of the International Rice Festival is recognized as "Children's Day".
Special events include the Official Opening of The Festival by the International Rice Festival President,
Crowning of the Junior King and Queen, Rice & Creole Cookery Contest, Rice Eating Contest and The Children's Parade.



 

 


 

9:00 A.M. - 9:45 A.M.
OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL
 
Opening remarks by Elizabeth Monk
82nd International Rice Festival President


 


 




 
Introduction and remarks, Miss Kathryn Shea Duncan
2017 - 81st International Rice Festival Queen


 


 

 


Welcome to the Festival
The Honorable Greg Jones - Mayor

 


 


 

9:10 A.M.


ENTERTAINMENT

NATIONAL ANTHEM - KASEY GUCHEREAU
 

 



 



 




 

9:15 A.M.

ENTERTAINMENT

TUMBLING TOTS & TEENS

 



 

157 Cherokee Drive, Crowley - LA








 

9:30 A.M.
RICE & CREOLE COOKERY CONTEST
 
Exquisite Creole cuisine prepared by men and women from throughout Southwest Louisiana and Texas. These dishes are prepared from rice and rice by-products. From the Winners will be selected the Master Cook of Rice or "Chef de Riz".

APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

MORE INFO - CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE for Driving Directions from where you are ...  



 




 

9:45 A.M.

ENTERTAINMENT

CORE DANCE CENTER

 



 



 

10:00 A.M.
OPENING OF OUTDOOR ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
 
Outdoor display of Fine Arts & Crafts by 70 Area Artists & Craftsmen. Ribbons, Judging & Prizes.

Sponsored by - The Crowley Art Association, Inc.

Located in Levy Park

 (Between 3rd & 4th Streets and Avenue I & J)

 



 















 

10:15 A.M.
CHILDREN'S JUNIOR KING & QUEEN CONTEST

11:00 A.M.

ENTERTAINMENT

INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL DANCE TROUPS

11:30 A.M.
CROWNING OF THE CHILDREN'S JUNIOR KING & QUEEN

These young ladies and men represent the first and second grades of Acadia Parish Schools.

 

Crowning By the Acadia Parish Superintendent of Education Mr. & Mrs. Scott Richard.


Trophies sponsored by J.C. & Suzy Webb



 


 

11:45 A.M.

ENTERTAINMENT
 
INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL DANCE TROUPE


 



 


 

12:00 NOON

ENTERTAINMENT
 
THE INTERNATIONAL RICE EATING CONTEST

When it comes to eating rice, everyone is a winner, but for this special occasion we have challenged the champion eaters from throughout Southwest Louisiana to participate. May the Best man Win!

 



 




 

12:30 P.M.

ENTERTAINMENT
 
NEW NATIVES BRASS BAND

 



 




 

1:15 P.M.
AWARDS
 
RICE & CREOLE COOKING CONTEST AWARDS

Presented By Letha Vincent
Chef De Rzi Chairwoman


RICE GRADING and SHEAF AWARDS

Presented By Jeremy Hebert
County & Parish Agent / LSU Ag Center

 



 

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1:30 P.M.

CHILDREN'S PARADE
 

One hour spectacular that focuses on the use of rice in the making of floats and decorations by Acadia Parish Schools

This Year's Theme will be

"RICE - THE SUPERHERO OF GRAIN"

Sponsored by

Parade route is from Courthouse to 2nd Street, then up Parkerson Avenue back to the Courthouse Downtown Crowley
 
School Float Trophies Sponsored by BILLING + PLUS

82nd INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL CHILDREN'S PARADE GRAND MARSHAL

RUTHIE WELCH PIRON

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3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
YVETTE LANDRY

http://YvetteLandry.com/

SPONSORED BY

 

 

 



 






































 

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
GABE BROUSSARD

 

SPONSORED BY:

  

 





 

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5:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
COUNTRY ROUNDUP

SPONSORED BY

 



 

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5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
DUSTIN SONNIER

http://DustinSonnier.com/

SPONSORED BY

 





 


















































 

7:45 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
NIK L BEER

http://www.NikLBeer.com

SPONSORED BY

 

 

 




 

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8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
PARISH COUNTY LINE

 

SPONSORED BY



 

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10:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
CATEGORY 6

http://www.Category6.net

SPONSORED BY

         

        

 

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10:30 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
WAYNE TOUPS
CONCERT

OCTOBER 19th, 2018 @ 10:00 PM

www.WayneToups.com



 

 

 

 

 

2013 International Rice Festival

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