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International Rice Festival announces line-up for 2018

Posted at 4:13 PM, Aug 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-22 17:13:25-04

The International Rice Festival has announced their entertainment lineup for this year’s festival.

The festival is scheduled for October 18-21, 2018 in Downtown Crowley and is an admission-free event. The festival is in its 82nd year.

Starting Thursday, October 18, 2018, two sound stages will provide entertainment as well as festival events such as a rice eating and fiddle and accordion contest, along with the crowning of the International Rice Festival Queen.

 Wayne Toups, Jamie Bergeron and Category 6 will be making appearances again this year, according to the Rice Festival organizers.  A few new acts including Gyth Rigdon, Glen Templeton, and The Fleurtations will also be performing.

“We are very excited about the lineup this year.  Our goal was to offer a variety of music for festival goers and I think we did that this year,” says Chad Monceaux, 2018 Festival Chairman.

Courtesy of the International Rice Festival line-up 2018