2017 Schedule of Events

 

Thurs, October 5, 2017
“Cajun Night”

4:00 – 9:00 PM  Livestock/Ag Mech/Breeding Beef Check-In

5:00 PM – Midnight  Carnival Midway Open

6:00 – 7:30 PM  Geno Delafose

7:30 – 8:00 PM  Cajun Awards

8:00 – 9:30 PM  Travis Matte

10:00 – 11:30 PM  Wayne Toups & Zydacajun

 

“Youth Day”
Friday, October 6, 2017

9:00 AM  Opening Ceremonies

9:30 AM  Diaper Derby

10:00 AM  Little Rice Tot

10:55 AM  Poster Contest Winners

11:00 AM  Hamshire-Fannett Golden Girls

11:20 AM  Little Rice King Contest

12:00 PM  Miss LaPetite Pageant

1:00 PM  East Chambers Buccadears

1:20 PM  Little Rice Sweetheart Pageant

2:00 PM  Junior Queen Pageant

2:45 PM  Youth Day Parade

4:30 – 5:00 PM  Amber Blanchard’s School of Dance

5:30 – 7:00 PM  Honky Tonk Jones

8:00 – 9:30 PM  Red Shahan

10:00 – 11:30 PM  Pat Green

 

Friday, October 6, 2017
“Youth Day” Events NOT on Stage

8:00 AM  4H & FFA Livestock Show: Steer & Breeding Beef Shows

8:30 – 10:30 AM  Old Timers’ Breakfast (Community Building)

9:00 AM  Ag Mechanics Show (Livestock Arena)

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM   Art & Photography Exhibit (Community Building)

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Rice Education Tent (Across from Livestock Arena)

10 AM – Midnight  Carnival Midway Open

 

The Following Activities are Located Northwest Corner of the Park

10:00 AM – Noon  Doodlebug Face Painting, Hay Play
and a variety of free Children’s Games & Activities

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM   Ice Cream Eating Contest

 

Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

9:00 AM  Opening Ceremonies

10:00 AM  Grand Parade

11:30 AM  Introduction of Honorees

Noon – 1:00 PM  Local Talent

1:00 – 1:30 PM  Rice Judging Awards

2:00 – 4:00 PM  American Society Auction

4:30 – 6:00 PM  Flatland Cavalry

6:30 – 8:00 PM  Joe Diffie

8:30 – 10:00 PM  Reckless Kelly

10 PM  Saddle Drawing on Main Stage

10:30 PM – 12:30 AM  Bag of Donuts

 

Sat, Oct 7, 2017
“Events NOT on Stage”

8:00 AM  Livestock Judging

9:00 AM  Rice Cooking Contest (EC Jr High Buc Café)

9:00 – 3:00 PM  Antique Car Show (Northwest Corner)

9:00 – 6:00 PM  Arts/Crafts Show (Community Building)

9:00 – 6:00 PM  Art & Photography Exhibit (Community Building)

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM  Rice Education Exhibit (Across from Livestock Arena)

10 AM – Midnight  Carnival Midway Open

2:00 PM  Lamb & Goat Show Weigh-In

4:00 PM  Lamb & Goat Show

 

Sunday, Oct 8, 2017

Noon – 6:00 PM        Carnival Midway Open

 

 

Schedule Events already completed this year

Rice Judging Contest
Tuesday, Sept 26, 2017

4:30pm
Texas Rice Research Center
1509 Aggie Drive
Beaumont, Texas

 

BBQ Weekend Sponsored by Whataburger
Friday, Sept 29, 2017
Winnie-Stowell Park

12:00-6:00 PM  38th Annual BBQ & Fajita Cook-off Check-In

5:00 PM – Midnight  Carnival Midway Open

8:00 PM  Jackpot Fajita Judging

8:00 PM – Midnight  BBQ Cookoff Dance

Music by: Jimmy & the Jokers (Main Stage)

 

BBQ Cook-off
An IBCA Sanctioned Event
Sat, Sept 30, 2017

10:00 AM  Horseshoe Pitching Tournament (Winnie-Stowell Park)

11:00 AM  BBQ Judging Begins

Noon – Midnight  Carnival Midway Open

3:00 PM  Washer Pitching Tournament (Winnie-Stowell Park)

6:00 PM  2017 TRF Senior Queen Coronation (EC Auditorium)
crowned by 2016 Sr. Queen Shelby Spencer

 

Sun, October 1, 2017

Noon – 6:00 PM  Carnival Midway Open

4:00 PM  Gospel Singing Jubilee (EC Auditorium)

 

FESTIVAL BEGINS

 

T-Shirt Give-Away Night
Wed, October 4, 2017

11:00 AM – Noon  Welding Contest at LIT

5:00 PM  Vendor Booths Open

5:00 PM – Midnight  Carnival Midway Open

5:00 – 5:15 PM  Blessing of the Crops

5:30 – 7:00 PM  Get Right Ramblers

8:00 – 9:30 PM  Drugstore Gypsies

10:00 – 11:30 PM  William Clark Green