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SCHEDULED EVENTS - October 20th, 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.



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.




 

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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





 


 

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



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ponsored by - Crowley High School Track & Field Team

 



 





 

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

 

Special Appearance by The International Rice Festival Dance Troupe

SPONSORED BY

 



 




 

9:00 A.M.
OFFICIAL OPENING - The 82nd International Rice Festival
 

 



 




 

9:10 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

 



 




 

9:15 A.M.
AWARDS
 
MILL WORKER OF THE YEAR

Presented By Falcon Rice Mill
Presented By Louisiana Rice Mill

Presentation of awards to the 2018 Outstanding Mill Worker

 



 



 




 

9:15 A.M.
AWARDS
 
WINDOW DECORATING



9:15 A.M.
AWARDS

POKER RUN

PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S CHOICE AWARD

 



 




 

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

INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL QUEENS CONTEST


Presentation of candidates for the 2018 International Rice Festival Queen. These young ladies have been judged throughout the morning. This presentation being the last stage of judging to select the 2017 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
 
DONNY BROUSSARD

 

SPONSORED BY

 



 




 

10:45 A.M.
CROWNING OF THE 82nd INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL QUEEN
 
BY 2018 FESTIVAL HONOREE - JOHN E BROUSSARD, JR.

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS:

Falcon Rice Mill / Acadia parish Farm Bureau / Lake Felix RV / Zip's seasoning / Coleman's Sausage / Iberia Bank / Jaguar Energy Services.


 



 




 

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
 

NEW NATIVES BRASS BAND

 



 

 

  



 

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:

 



 






 

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
GREGG MARTINEZ

http://www.GreggMartinez.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.

2018 INTERNATIONAL RICE FESTIVAL GRAND PARADE GRAND MARSHALLS

Mayor Greg Jones

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5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 

GYTH RIGDON

 

SPONSORED BY



 









































 

5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
BLUE COLLAR BOYS



SPONSORED BY

 



 

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7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
 
THE FLEURTATIONS


SPONSORED BY

 





 
















 

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

http://www.GenoDelaFosemusic.com

SPONSORED BY



 



 

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

https://www.Glen-Templeton.com/

SPONSORED BY