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Arkansas Rice Festival

Arkansas Rice Festival

Arkansas Rice Festival

Arkansas Rice Festival

Arkansas Rice Festival


The 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.

Trey Stafford

Trey Stafford

Arkansas Rice Festival Grand Marshall

This year, the Arkansas Rice Festival is proud to announce that Trey Stafford will be the Grand Marshall! Trey Stafford is not only the president and general manager of Jonesboro Radio Group, he has also been co-host for the Fox Morning Show for the past 20 years with Jim Frigo.

Trey has received numerous awards and served in major roles for a variety of associations and committees. These include Best Radio Personality from Jonesboro Occasions Magazine, past president of Arkansas Broadcasters Association, past Small Market Radio Committee Representative National Association of Broadcasters, past president of Paragould Rotary Club, past president of Arkansas Officials Association, Manager of the Year (Viking Award) from Saga Communications, Book of Golden Deeds Award from Jonesboro Exchange Club, and Member of the Year from Paragould Chamber of Commerce.

He is heavily involved with community service and activities and enjoys working with Make-A-Wish, Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the annual Special Needs Concert at the Fowler Center.

Of all these accomplishments, Trey is perhaps the most proud of his role as father to Ellie, who was recently crowned Miss ASU, and triplets, Treyson, JD and Chaz who form The Band Trippp. The Band Trippp will also be playing at the festival Saturday night.

Arkansas Rice Festival Sponsors

  • City of Weiner
  • George Kell Motors
  • Teel Marketing Services, Inc.
  • Bayou Deview Duck Blinds
  • Alliance Equipment
  • Centennial Bank
  • Century Finance
  • Greenway Equipment Inc.
  • Gene's Electrical Service
  • Rice Belt Telephone
  • Kimble Repair
  • Valley View Agri-Systems
  • Tommy Bowden
  • Country Supply Inc.
  • Kittler Construction Inc.
  • Harris Ford
  • Photos by Tisha
  • Goad Equipment Co.
  • Venture Equipment
  • Poinsett Rice
  • L & L Parts