Basic Festival Information
The Crowley International Rice Festival website provides all the information, including the exact dates of the festival each year. The festival is normally during an October weekend. Take folding chairs, because the festival is poorly outfitted this way. I had to gobble my food standing in the crowd. Bring cash for your purchases, although there are a couple of ATM machines downtown. Take I-10 Exit 80 and drive the mile or so into town. Parking is on the street outside the thinly tape barricades of downtown. Then, follow the sound of Zydeco and Blues style music.