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SCHEDULED EVENTS - October 20th, 2017

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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 Suzy Webb
81st International Rice Festival President


 


 




 
Introduction and remarks, Miss Annalisa Mariah Meredith
2016 - 80th International Rice Festival Queen


 


 

 


Welcome to the Festival
The Honorable Greg Jones - Mayor

 


 


 

9:30 A.M.


ENTERTAINMENT

NATIONAL ANTHEM - Payton Broussard
 

 



 



 




 

9:45 A.M.

ENTERTAINMENT

TUMBLING TOTS & TEENS

 



 

2122 N. Parkerson Avenue, 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 ...  



 



 

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

10:30 A.M.

ENTERTAINMENT

CORE  DANCE CENTER

11:00 A.M.

ENTERTAINMENT

DELORES NUTT SCHOOL OF DANCE

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. John Bourque.

Presentation of Savings Bonds by representatives of Office Center / Teacher's Pet.

Presentation of Jr. King Scholarship & Jr. Queen Scholarshio by Zip Seasoning / Lake Felix RV Park

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
 
CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS KARATE ACADEMY

 



 




 

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

Presented By Letha Vincent
Chairwoman


RICE GRADING and SHEAF AWARDS

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

 



 

DOWNTOWN CROWLEY











































 

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

"81 Years of Celebrating the Success of the Rice Harvest"

Sponsored by


Parade route is from Courthouse to 2nd Street, then up Parkerson Avenue back to the Courthouse Downtown Crowley
 
School Float Trophies donated by LAFAYETTE SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

81st INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL CHILDREN'S PARADE GRAND MARSHAL

MICHAEL CHRISTIAN DOUGHTY

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3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
RONNIE MATTHEWS & THROWDOWN

 

SPONSORED BY

 

 



 

















 

3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
BLAINE ROY

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5:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
COLBY LATIOLAIS & AMBUSH

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SPONSORED BY

 





 




 

5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
DREW ZAUNBRECHER

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SPONSORED BY

 




 














 

7:45 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
LEROY THOMAS & THE ZYDECO ROADRUNNERS

http://www.zydecoroadrunners.com

SPONSORED BY




 

International Rice Festival




 

8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
COUNTRY ROUND UP

 

 

SPONSORED BY



 

International Rice Festival








































 

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

http://www.Category6.net

SPONSORED BY

         

        

 

International Rice Festival 



 




SPONSORED BY

Union Pacific Foundation

 

 

 

 


 

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

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL 
CONCERT

CONCERT OCTOBER 20th, 2017 @ 10:00 PM

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