International Rice Festival

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Dates: October 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Recurring: Recurring daily

Price: Free

The International Rice Festival held annually in Crowley is one of Louisiana's largest and also it's oldest Agricultural Festival. Since it's first festival on October 5th, 1937, over 7 million people have attended the annual event. The celebration brings attention to the importance of rice as food and also emphasizes it's place in the world's economic picture. It is usually held on Friday and Saturday of the 3rd weekend in October. Location is Downtown Crowley. There are 2 parades, Friday (Children's Day), which is the Children's Parade, and Saturday, the Grand Parade. There are also Special Events including the Rice Cooking Contest, Rice Eating Contest, Farmers Banquet and also the Queens Ball. There is also entertainment continuously from early morning to midnight. Also in conjunction with the Festival, is an Arts and Crafts exhibit, which is held adjacent to the Festival Grounds and also on Main Street.

Carnival Rides, Live Entertainment on 2 Stages, Food Booths                                      

                                        Thursday 19, 5:00 pm – Midnight

                                         Friday 20, 9:00 am - Midnight Children’s Day w/ Children’s Parade 1:30pm

                                        Saturday 21, 8:00 am – Midnight 3K Run, Acadian Accordion & Fiddle                                                                                                                           

                                            Contest, & Grand Parade 3:00 pm

                                        Sunday 22, 12 noon – 6:00 pm  Family Fun Day,