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81st Annual International Rice Festival begins Thursday, Oct 19

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The 81st Annual International Rice Festival will kick off tomorrow, Thursday, October 19 and continue until Sunday, October 22 in Crowley.

The Rice Festival is rooted in tradition thanks to years of dedication from residents, organizers, and the City of Crowley. The festival was started in 1936 as way to celebrate the abundant rice harvest in the region and now honors those farmers and the industry that continues to make Crowley the state's "Rice Capital."

The weekend will see several events for those heading out to the festival. Attendees will be able to take in the full enjoyment of the festival with 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, as well as a carnival for all ages.

For more information on the festival and the schedule of events visit their website at ricefestival.com or the festival's Facebook Page.

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