- This week in Louisiana history. October 13, 1931. Lt. Gov. Cyr takes oath of office "since Huey Long is now a senator."
- This week in New Orleans history. On October 14, 1975, the
Dome hosted Muhammad Ali Appreciation Day. The Muhammad Temple
of Islam 46 in New Orleans organized the activities, with
Ali's appearance as the day's highlight. Speakers included Dr.
Na'im Akbar, Wallace D. Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan.
- This week in Louisiana.
International Rice Festival
October 18-21, 2018
The International Rice Festival held annually in Crowley is one of Louisiana's largest and also it's oldest Agricultural Festival. Since it's first festival on October 5th, 1937, over 7 million people have attended the annual event. The celebration brings attention to the importance of rice as food and also emphasizes it's place in the world's economic picture. It is usually held on Friday and Saturday of the 3rd weekend in October. Location is Downtown Crowley. There are 2 parades, Friday (Children's Day), which is the Children's Parade, and Saturday, the Grand Parade. There are also Special Events including the Rice Cooking Contest, Rice Eating Contest, Farmers Banquet and also the Queens Ball. There is also entertainment continuously from early morning to midnight. Also in conjunction with the Festival, is an Arts and Crafts exhibit, which is held adjacent to the Festival Grounds and also on Main Street.
- Postcards from Louisiana. The Funky 544 house band plays on Bourbon St.
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