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    Crowley and Acadia Parish

    by Basaic Written Mar 18, 2016

    Crowley is a decent sized town of about 13,000 (down 7% since 2000) located at the intersection of Interstate 10 (Exits 80 and 82) with U.S. Highway 90 and various Louisiana Highways. Crowley was established by the Duson Brothers in 1886 and incorporated the following year. Crowley was named for Pat Crowley and Irishman who helped establish a railroad depot here. Crowley has long been an important place for rice growing and production and has been called the "Rice Capitol of America". Crowley has an annual International Rice Festival in October. Crawfish is an increasingly important industry here. Crowley is the parish seat of Acadia Parish which was established in 1886 and was named for the French Colony of Acadia in Canada.

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    Listen to Zydeco Music and Watch the...

    by atufft Written Oct 21, 2009

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    This festival caters to the locals mostly. Everyone seems to know each other, and there's open drinking and dancing on the street. The police presence is hardly noticeable, but it seems to be a very safe festival by standards of the USA. Zydeco music is distinguishable not only by the washboard and accordian instruments, but also by the polka style bouncey dance locals perform in the street. Blues style music increasingly dominates, substituting the saxophone for the accordian...

    Blues Music Venue in Crowley, LA

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  • La Quinta Inn Crowley

    9565 Egan Hwy, Crowley, LA, 70526

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • Crowley Inn

    2111 N Cherokee Dr, Crowley, Louisiana, 70526, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

  • Days Inn Crowley

    9571 Egan Hwy, Crowley, Louisiana, 70526, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Business

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    Various Vendors of the Festival: Greasey Cajun Festival Food

    by atufft Written Oct 21, 2009

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    The food here is overpriced to pay for the music venues and probably raise funds for charity, so don't expect any bargains. The pooboy sandwiches are good meat, but put in a cheap Wonderbread style hot dog bun. Most food is deep fried. But, enjoy! This IS authentic Cajun festival food...Beer is widely available also...

    Crowley International Rice Festival

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    Basic Festival Information

    by atufft Written Oct 21, 2009

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    Favorite thing: 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.

    Crowley International Rice Festival

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