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I would like to graciously welcome each and every one of you to the 83rd International Rice Festival, the oldest and largest agricultural festival in Louisiana. We are proud to honor our rice industry and the wonderful farmers who continue to bless us with the abundant Rice Harvest.

The festival has so much to offer and I invite you to come and enjoy the food, parades, musical entertainment, various contests such as Jr. King & Queen Contest, Rice Queen Contest, International Rice Eating Contest, Rice and Creole Cookery Contest, Accordion and Fiddle Contest, International Rice “Poker” Run, Classic Car Show, Rice Grading Contest, Rice Threshing Demonstration and 5K Run Walk and an amazing carnival for all ages.

Each year the Rice Festival has continued to grow. I would like to extend a thank you to the many volunteers who give their time and talent to the growth and success of this great festival and to the sponsors for their incredible generosity…..it does not go unnoticed. Thank you….

Deborah Nutt Whiting - 83rd International Rice Festival President

InternationalRice Festival Associates

Vice Chairman
Festival Coordinator