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Louisiana Travel : International Rice Festival

 

International Rice Festival
Crowley, Louisiana

 The 75th International Rice Festival kicks off tonight with live musical entertainment that goes through Sunday.  Popular local bands, Cajun Zydeco and country music star, Tracy Lawrence, will keep you on your feet dancing. The festival includes a carnival, arts and crafts booths, the Rice Poker Run, car show, Children’s Day on Friday, and the Grandest of all parades on Sunday — The Grand Parade.  There’s plenty of contests — the Acadian Accordion Contest, Fiddle Contest, Rice & Creole Cookery Contest, and a Rice Eating Contest.  Enjoy great Cajun food and great fun at the Rice Festival!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 – Sunday, October 23, 2011
Parkerson Avenue at Court Circle South to Railroad Tracks
Crowley, Louisiana
www.ricefestival.com