Oct 17, 2012 3:25 PM by Melissa Canone
The 76th Anniversary of the International Rice Festival kicks off this weekend in downtown Crowley.
THURSDAY - OCT 18th
This is the opening night for many food booths, arts and crafts booths, entertainment and the carnival.
FRIDAY - OCT 19th
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.
SATURDAY - OCT 20th
Presentation of candidates for the International Rice Festival Queen. A special demonstration of Old Time Rice threshing is held on the grounds of The Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon. The 5K Fun Run, Acadian Accordion Contest, 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.
SUNDAY - OCT 21st
Family Fun Day at the festival. Sunday from 12 Noon to 6 PM - Carnival Rides Only for the family. Tickets are $20.
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