Celebrate What You Love

Every so often something is deemed so integral to Louisiana culture that it merits a celebration. Rice has been a staple of Louisiana agriculture since the eighteenth century, and has been celebrated in Crowley, Louisiana with the International Rice Festival for the past 78 years. Crowley has even been called “The Rice Capital of the World.”

Every year during the third week of October, the International Rice Festival welcomes people from near and far to participate in a variety of activities. The festival is filled with music, games and lots of eating. Everything heats up in Crowley — from the dance floor to the stove burners. This year marks the festival’s 78th celebration of rice and farming, and we encourage everyone to visit and check out the International Rice Festival for themselves.

Few things excite us as much as seeing our community gather to celebrate the crop that our family has enjoyed sharing for the past 72 years. We hate to miss a moment of the Rice Festival fun, but we may have to be excused to welcome our farmers’ harvest from their second crop of rice. But don’t worry — we’ll be back just in time to two-step.

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78th International Rice Festival

Crowley, La.

October 16-19, 2014

Schedule of Events

Christine Fulton

Christine Fulton

“One of my favorite memories of the mill is working there in high school. Many of the workers at the mill worked for my grandfather. I had the chance to hear so many stories about what he was like and how they all built the warehouse together. Family’s important to me, and it’s great to be a part of something so close to my heart.”

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