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Rice Festival seeking contestants for Annual Fiddle and Accordion Contest

Posted at 9:19 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 10:19:21-04

The Crowley International Rice Festival is looking for participants for its annual Fiddle and Accordion Contest to take place on Saturday, October 20.

The contest has two divisions for both the fiddle and accordion portions, Youth (13 and younger) and Adult (14 and older).

The contests will take place at the Cramer Equipment and Supply Sound Stage on festival grounds with the fiddle contest beginning at 8:00 am. The accordion competition begins at 9:00 am.

Contestants will be asked to play a Cajun Waltz and Two-Step in their respective category. First, second, and third place winners will receive a cash prize.

To enter the contest contact the International Rice Festival Office at 337-783-3067 or by emailing

Forms are also available at the IRF Office located at 303 North Parkerson Avenue in Crowley. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 10.