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SCHEDULED EVENTS - October 22nd, 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.



Presentation of candidates for the International Rice Festival Queen.
A special demonstration of Old Time Rice threshing is held on the grounds of The Baptists Church on Saturday afternoon.
The 5K Fun Run, Acadian Accordion Contest and Fiddle Contest, Rice Poker Run and Car Show all take place Saturday morning.
 Music continues in the afternoon with bands on 2 Stages. In the midst of all of this, the Grandest of All Parades, The Grand Parade.




 

International Rice Festival


















 

7:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW REGISTRATION
 
APPLICATION - CLICK HERE
MORE INFO - CLICK HERE

 

Awards Given @ 1:45 PM at the Bank of Commerce Parking Lot

 326 North Ave G - Across from Post Office & Frosto 

SPOSNORED BY

GENESIS SERVICES
BANK OF COMMERCE & TRUST CO.
SIMON & SONS CONSTRUCTION & TRIM
WAL-MART
VIATOR SERVICES & REPAIR





 

RICE PALACE
2015 N CHEROKEE DRIVE, CROWLEY-LA




















 

7:45 A.M.
POKER "RICE" RUN REGISTRATION
 
APPLICATION - CLICK HERE
MORE INFO - CLICK HERE

DRIVING DIRECTIONS from where you are.

SPONSORED BY

BAYOU SILK SCREENING
SHOP RITE
TOBACCO PLUS
JOHN & SANDRA ROYER
P&J AUTO REPAIR
KENNY LUCERO, CAJUN PROPANE
DOUBLE L CUSTOMS
HAPPY HOPPIN FUN JUMPS
MARTINS TAVERN
BURGER ZONE
BZ CRAWFISH
CITY BAR OF CROWLEY
ST. MARTIN BANK
VIATOR SERVICES & REPAIR, LLC
MARK & LYNN CULLEN
REGGIE'S DOWNTOWN CROWLEY



 


 

8:00 A.M.
ANNUAL 5K RUN WALK
 
APPLICATION - CLICK HERE
MORE INFO - CLICK HERE



S
ponsored by - Crowley High School Track & Field Team

 



 

RICE PALACE
2015 N CHEROKEE DRIVE, CROWLEY-LA




 

8:50 A.M.
POKER "RICE" RUN SEND OFF
 
DRIVING DIRECTIONS from where you are.

Scenic ride through beautiful

 "RICE COUNTRY".

 Good Roads, Great Ride!

Awards Given @ 2:00 PM at the Cramer Equipment Sound Stage



 





 

8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
FIDDLE and ACCORDION CONTEST

Hosted By - Jack Montoucet

Special Appearance by The International Rice Festival Dance Troupe

SPONSORED BY

 



 




 

9:00 A.M.
NATIONAL ANTHEM - Payton Broussard
 

 



 

 

9:15 AM
5K WALK RUN AWARDS
 
AWARDS FOR THE ANNUAL 5 K WALK / RUN

Sponsored by Crowley High School Track & Field Team

 



 




 

9:20 A.M.
OFFICIAL OPENING - The 80th International Rice Festival
 

 



 




 

9:25 A.M.
AWARDS
 
MILL WORKER OF THE YEAR

Presented By Falcon Rice Mill
Presented By Louisiana Rice Mill

Presentation of awards to the 2016 Outstanding Mill Worker

Falcon Rice Mill - Hubert Husers

Louisiana Rice Mill - Lamar Robinson


 



 




 

9:30 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL DANCE TROUPE


 



 




 

9:45 A.M.
QUEENS EVENTS
 
PRESENTATION OF VISITING QUEENS

INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL QUEENS CONTEST


Presentation of candidates for the 2016 International Rice Festival Queen. These young ladies have been judged throughout the morning. This presentation being the last stage of judging to select the 2016 Queen. Special appearance by the International Rice Festival Dance Troupe.

 



 

LEVY PARK


 

10:00 A.M.
ARTS & CRAFTS
 
OPENING OF THE OUTDOOR ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW


SPONSORED BY

THE CROWLEY ART ASSOCIATION 



 




 

10:00 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL DANCE TROUPE


 



 





 

10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
TEMPORARY FIX

 

SPONSORED BY

FARM PRIDE PROCESSORS

 



 




 

10:40 A.M.
CROWNING OF THE 80TH INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL QUEEN
 
BY FESTIVAL HONOREE - CHARLES "CHUCK" WILLIAM ABELL JR.


 



 






















 

10:50 A.M.
PRESENTATIONS
 
BILL WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND 
DONATED BY JAGUAR ENERGY SERVICES
PRESENTED BY JASON and JARED MONK

LOUISIANA RICE MILL SCHOLARSHIP 
DONATED BY LOUISIANA RICE MILL
PRESENTED BY BRENT JONES


FALCON RICE MILL SCHOLARSHIP 
DONATED BY FALCON RICE MILL
PRESENTED BY ROBBY TRAHAN


UNION PACIFIC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 
DONATED BY UNION PACIFIC
PRESENTED BY DREW TESSIER


LAMM FAMILY CARE SCHOLARSHIP 
PRESENTED BY BRYAN BORILL

ZIPS SEASONING SCHOLARSHIP 
PRESENTED BY CATHY HABETZ

ADTEK SCHOLARSHIP 
PRESENTED BY CATHY HABETZ

RYAN SITTIG LAWN CARE SCHOLARSHIP 
PRESENTED BY CATHY HABETZ

ACADIANA WOMEN'S HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP 
PRESENTED BY CATHY HABETZ

JOHNNY WEBB SCHOLARSHIP 
DONATED BY AND PRESENTED BY JC & SUZY WEBB


PRESENTED TO THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL QUEEN



 




 

11:00 A.M.
FROG DERBY
 
From far and wide the Giant Frogs come to compete.


SPONSORED BY

THE CITY OF RAYNE & RAYNE LIONS CLUB 

 



 




SPONSORED BY


 


 

12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 

JOE DIFFIE
SOUND CHECK

CONCERT OCTOBER 22nd, 2016 @ 10:30 PM

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HARVEST FEST (BAPTIST CHURCH)













 

1:00 P.M.
LIVE RICE THRESHING DEMONSTRATION
 
OLD TIME RICE SHOCK BUILDING & SACK SEWING CONTEST
 


HOSTED BY
 
Notre Dame Ag-Science Dept.
 
The Rice Museum
 
The First Baptist Church

 



 





 

1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
BUBBA HEBERT




SPONSORED BY:

CITY of CROWLEY

 



 






 

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
KIP SONNIER

http://www.KipSonnier.com




SPONSORED BY:



 

International Rice Festival Event





 

1:45 P.M.
CLASSIC CAR SHOW AWARDS PRESENTATION
 
MORE INFO - CLICK HERE

Awards Given @ 1:45 PM at the Bank of Commerce Parking Lot

 326 North Ave G - Across from Post Office & Frosto 






 

DOWNTOWN CROWLEY






























































 

3:00 P.M.
GRAND PARADE
 
Truly the Grandest of the Grand, the Largest Festival Parade in the State. Parade features over one hundred units of Floats, Antique Cars, Marching Bands, Groups and last but not least, Beautiful Young Ladies. You've not seen a parade until you have seen the Grand Parade of The International Rice Festival.

SPONSORED BY



Parade route is from Courthouse to 2nd Street, then up Parkerson Avenue back to the Courthouse Downtown Crowley.

2016 INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE GRAND MARSHALLS

Jason Monk

Jared Monk

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International Rice Festival

















 

4:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
TERRY & THE ZYDECO BAD BOYZ

 

SPONSORED BY

 

 





 

















 

4:30 P.M. - 5:45 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
BLAINE ROY & SECOND WIND

http://www.BlaineRoy.com

SPONSORED BY:

  

 





 

International Rice Festival









 

6:15 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
SIDESHOW

 

SPONSORED BY



 

International Rice Festival









 

6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
JOHNNY CHAUVIN and THE MOJO BAND

 

SPONSORED BY

 

 



 

International Rice Festival



















 

7:45 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
CHRIS ARDOIN and NUSTEP

 

SPONSORED BY

 






 

International Rice Festival



















 

8:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
DUSTIN SONNIER

http://DustinSonnier.com/

SPONSORED BY

 






 






 

10:00 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
TRAVIS MATTE & THE KING PINS

http://www.TravisMatte.com

SPONSORED BY



 



 




SPONSORED BY



 

10:30 P.M. - 12:00 A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 

JOE DIFFIE
CONCERT

CONCERT OCTOBER 22nd, 2016 @ 10:30 PM

www.JoeDiffie.com



  



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