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International Rice Festival in full swing

Posted at 3:11 PM, Oct 20, 2018

The International Rice Festival is celebrating 82 years in Crowley, and there’s plenty to do.

The Grand Parade left the courthouse at 3 pm., rolling through downtown Crowley. Parade honoree Cecelia Miller Young rode in a “royal” horse and buggy in celebration of her 107th birthday.

International Rice Festival Grand Parade

107-year-old Cecelia Miller Young

She wasn’t the only royalty at the festival. Victoria Callahan, of Crowley, was crowned this year’s International Rice Festival Queen.

International Rice Festival Queen 2018

Prince Charming was also there. Well, there were a lot of them participating in the frog jumping contest this morning.

Frog jumping contest

If dancing is more of your thing, there’s live entertainment throughout the day.

There’s also no shortage of food.

food at International Rice Festival

For a full look of events going on at the festival, click here.