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Arkansas Rice Festival 2021

Arts and Entertainment

October 8, 2021

From: Arkansas Rice Festival

45th Annual Arkansas Rice Festival

The festival celebrates the rich heritage of rice farming in Arkansas and celebrating harvest. The festival is held annually the second weekend in October in Weiner, Arkansas in conjunction with National Rice Promotion Month.

Schedule:
Main Stage
07:00am: 5k Sign up from 7 to 7:45am
08:00am: 5k race starts
10:00am: Opening Ceremony
11:00am: Parade Begins
12:00 - 1:00pm: Piano Man Jack
1:00 - 2:00pm: Seven Hollows
2:00 - 5:00pm: Beauty Pageant
5:00 - 6:00pm: Trevor Johnson
6:00 - 7:00pm: Vikki McGee Band
8:00 - 10:00pm: The Paul Thorn Band

Contest Stage
12:00pm: Wiener Dog Race and Contests
1:00pm: Karaoke Contest ( up to 12 years )
2:00pm: Karaoke Contest ( 13 - 18)
3:00pm: Karaoke Contest ( 19 - up )
4:00pm: 1st Ever Weiner Eating Contest

Events Around Town
Stage One
9:00am: Commercial Building opens
9:00am: Set up for Rice Cooking Contest at Weiner Christian Church. Ends at 10:30
9:30am: Parade lineup behind school begins
10:30am: Rice Cooking Contest Begins
12:00pm: Rice Tasting Lunch at Catholic Hall (ends at 2:00pm)
12:00pm: Old Time Rice Threshing across from main stage
1:00pm: Wagon and Train Depot opens behind the fire station. It will now be used all day to assist people that can't or don't want to walk from cars to festival. It will be parked near the library from 11 am to dark.
1:00pm: Carnival Rides by Wells Fun Company
1:00pm: Art and Photo Exhibits in Commercial Building
1:00pm: Car Show / Contest at Baptist Church
8:00pm: Haunted Scavenger Hunt at ARF Building

Stage #2
12:00 - 1:00pm: RVH band (Righteous, Victorious, Humble) gospel band
1:00 - 2:00pm: Glendil Griffin MUSIC
2:00 - 3:00pm: Cory Jackson
3:00 - 4:00pm: Marybeth Byrd
4:00 - 5:00pm: Soulshine

Date: October 9, 2021

Address: Various Venues in Weiner, AR

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