The International Rice Festival is an annual festival held during the third weekend in October in Crowley, Louisiana, celebrating rice.
The event is Louisiana's oldest agricultural festival, and one of the state's largest.
There is a rice cooking contest where contestants compete for the title of Chef de Riz, rice eating contest, farmers' banquet and the Queens' Ball.
There is also entertainment continuously from early morning to midnight and an arts and crafts exhibit, which is held adjacent to the festival grounds.
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