Louisiana's International Rice Festival

Where? Crowley, Louisiana, America
When? 18th -21th October 2012

One of Louisiana's oldest festivals, the International Rice Festival attracts 150,000 people to the town of Crowley annually. Special events include a livestock show, rice cooking, eating and grading contests and two parades, including a procession of antique farm equipment.

Other events include a Farmers' Banquet and Queens Ball, French accordion, fiddle and harmonica contests and frog jumping. Since the inauguration of the festival in 1937, it has been visited by over seven million people.

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