Imagine chilling on the couch on a (hot) Louisiana Morning, you're settled in to watch your favorite TV Morning Show when BAM! All of a sudden, you see something from right here in our neck of the woods. That could've happened to you this week as signs for Wayne Toups showed up on National Television earlier in the week.

The Crowley Rice Festival is quickly approaching and Louisiana Cajun Music Icon Wayne Toups is one of the headlines for the huge festival. Well, some guys from Louisiana decided to head on down to New York to promote Wayne Toups AND the Rice Festival.

Texas Rice Festival
Texas Rice Festival

According to our friends at KPEL News, Crowley natives Josh Borill and Dr. Dale Leleux, along with their significant others, put Crowley's Rice Festival on full display with glitter-edged posters. They snapped pictures at the ABC studio and held their homemade signs above the heads of the crowd during The Today Show for all to see.

The photo made it to Toups, as he posted the picture to his Facebook page.

The 84th annual International Rice Festival or as most people know it the Crowley Rice Festival is coming your way this weekend beginning on Thursday, October 19th.

The International Rice Festival, held annually every third full weekend in October, is one of Louisiana's oldest and largest agricultural festivals. The first festival was held on October 5, 1937, as the National Rice Festival; it was renamed the "International Rice Festival" in 1946 when the festival was resumed after a hiatus during World War II (1942–1945).

You can check out everything you need to know about the festival by CLICKING HERE.

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