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SCHEDULED EVENTS - October 21st, 2016

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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 Elisabeth Leleux
80th International Rice Festival President


 


 




 
Introduction and remarks, Miss Camille Elise Quebodeaux
2015 - 79th International Rice Festival Queen


 


 

 


Welcome to the Festival
The Honorable Greg Jones - Mayor

 


 


 

 


ENTERTAINMENT

NATIONAL ANTHEM - Payton Broussard
 

 



 



 




 

9:15 A.M.

 CHRISTIAN KNIGHTS KARATE ACADEMY

 



 

717 West Mill Street - Rice Festival Bldg








 

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)

 



 





















 

10:00 A.M.
CHILDREN'S JUNIOR KING & QUEEN CONTEST

ENTERTAINMENT

CORE  DANCE CENTER

10:15 A.M.

INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL DANCE TROUPE

10:45 A.M.
RICE CITY GYMNASTICS COMPETITION


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.

Trophies sponsored by J.C. & Suzy Webb

11:45 A.M.
DOLORES NUTT SCHOOL OF DANCE



 


 

11:55 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
CROWLEY GARDEN CLUB

Front Door Decorating Contest Award

APPLICATION - CLICK HERE

Presented By Nancy Broadhurst, Committee Chair / Crowley Garden Club

 



 


 

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
 
TUMBLING TOTS and TEENS

 



 




 

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

"From National to International, Eight Decades and Counting of growing Our Rice Industry"

Sponsored by
SOUTHWIND: Senior Living Suites / SOUTHWIND Healthcare & Rehabilitation
  

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

80th INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL CHILDREN'S PARADE GRAND MARSHAL

KELLY CART LEONARDS

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

 

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3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
COLBY LATIOLAIS & AMBUSH

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5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
NIK L BEER

http://www.NikLBeer.com

SPONSORED BY

 

   

 



 

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5:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
TOMMY G & STORMY WEATHER

http://www.TommyGandStormyWeather.com/

SPONSORED BY





 
















 

7:45 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
GENO DeLAFOSE & FRENCH ROCKIN BOOGIE

http://www.GenoDelaFosemusic.com

SPONSORED BY



 



 

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8:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
RYAN FORET

http://www.ForeTradition.net

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10:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
BAG OF DONUTS

http://BagOfDonuts.com

SPONSORED BY

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10:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
WAYNE TOUPS & ZYDECAJUN

http://www.WayneToups.com

 

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