The competition was fierce, but the judges worked hard to select the winners of this year's Rice and Creole Cookery Contest.
Colby Geerts of Evangeline, center, handily won this year's Rice Eating Contest with 41 scoops.
This morning the 81st International Rice Festival Junior King and Queen were crowned on the Supreme Rice Stage following the pageant.
The 54th Rice City Senior Queen, Faye Hall Hoy, will be crowned at tonight’s Golden Age Coronation Ball at the International Rice Festival Building, 717 W. Mill St. in Crowley. The ball begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 (children 6 and under are admitted free) and tickets are available at the door.
The 81st International Rice Festival is here and tonight will see the crowning of the 54th Rice City Senior Queen at the International Rice Festival Building in Crowley.
The contestants vying for the title of 81st International Rice Festival Queen have been announced by Tessa Richard, Rice Festival Queen’s Contest Chairman.