The 84th annual International Rice Festival in Crowley, LA is back and ready to take over the city in a big way. The three-day festival, beginning October 14, will feature vendors, food, and of course amazing live entertainment. There has not been concrete confirmation on other events, but typically the festival also features a car show, 5k walk/run, rice-eating contest, two parades, Fiddle Contest, Accordion contest, and the frog derby. It will be interesting to see if these popular events return for this year, after the entire festival being canceled last year due to the pandemic.

Gyth Rigdon (Photo by Russ Conrad/TSM)
Gyth Rigdon (Photo by Russ Conrad/TSM)

This year, as always, the three days' worth of entertainment will be divided out over two stages: The Supreme Rice Stage and Cramer Equipment & Supply Company Stage.

Thursday, October 14

Supreme Rice Stage

6:30p - Leroy Thomas

8:15p - Cupid

10:00p - Bag of Donuts

Cramer Equipment Stage

6:30p - Bubba Hebert

8:30p - Side Show

10:00p - Chris Ardoin

Friday, October 15

Supreme Rice Stage

3:00p - Freddie Pate

5:30p - Clay Cormier

7:30p - Spank the Monkey

10:00p - Wayne Toups

Cramer Equipment Stage

3:30p - Basin Street Band

6:00p - Colby Latiolais

8:00p - Geno Delafose

10:00p - Nik-L-Beer

Saturday, October 16

Supreme Rice Stage

5:00p - Payton Broussard

7:30p - Gyth Rigdon

10:00p - Frank Foster

Cramer Equipment Stage

12:30p - Donny Broussard

5:00p - Chubby Carrier

8:00p - Louisiana Red

10:00p - Jamie Bergeron

For any more information or to sign up for events or be a vendor, you can visit the Rice Festival's website.

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