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Rice Festival set up has started – Carnival opens Thursday

Posted: 11:53 AM, Oct 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-16 18:25:44-04

Set-up has begun for the 82nd International Rice Festival in downtown Crowley.

The festival, which claims to be the oldest and largest agricultural festival in Louisiana, launches tomorrow with a rice grading event and a Senior Citizens’ Ball.

The carnival, food and music begins Thursday.

Planned events include 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 street carnival.

Here’s a complete schedule of events.

If you’re interested in the music, here’s the band line-up:

SUPREME RICE SOUND STAGE

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 18, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:45 PM / RAYO BROTHERS

8:15 PM – 9:30 PM / WAYNE SINGLETON

10:00 PM – 12 AM / BAG OF DONUTS


FRIDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM / YVETTE LANDRY

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM / DUSTIN SONNIER

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM / PARISH COUNTY LINE

10:30 PM – 12 AM / WAYNE TOUPS


SATURDAY – OCTOBER 20, 2018

NOON – 2:00 PM / NEW NATIVES BRASS BAND

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM / GREGG MARTINEZ

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM / GYTH RIGDON

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM / THE FLEURTATIONS

10 PM – 12 AM / GLEN TEMPLETON

CRAMER EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY SOUND STAGE

THURSDAY – OCTOBER 18, 2018

6:30 PM – 7:45 PM / TEMPORARY FIX

8:15 PM – 9:30 PM / JAM SESSIONS

10 PM – 12 AM / COLBY LATIOLAIS

FRIDAY – OCTOBER 19, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM / GABE BROUSSARD

5:30 PM – 7:15 PM / COUNTRY ROUNDUP

7:45 PM – 9:30 PM / NIK-L-BEER

10 PM – 12 AM /  CATEGORY 6

SATURDAY – OCTOBER 20, 2018

8 AM – 10 AM / FIDDLE & ACCORDION CONTEST

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM / DONNIE BROUSSARD

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM / BUBBA HEBERT

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM / BLUE COLLAR BOYS

7:30 PM – 9:30 PM / GENO DeLAFOSE

10:00 PM – 12 AM / JAMIE BERGERON

 



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