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Main Stage Schedule of Events

Time Saturday Events
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony
11:00 AM Parade Begins
11:30 AM TBD
12:00 - 1:00 PM The back fourty band
1:00 PM Rice Cookoff Winners Announced
1:30 - 3:30 PM Zyndall Wayne Raney Band with Doug Greeno
3:00 PM Winners of all Contests announced
3:30 - 6:30 PM Arkansas Rice Festival Jr. Miss and Queens Pageants
6:30 - 7:30 PM J. R. Rogers and The Allstar band
8:00 - 11:00 PM Cory Jackson Band

Contest Stage Schedule of Events

Time Saturday Events
1:00 PM Wiener Dog Race and Show
2:00 PM Youth Karaoke Contest ( up to 12 years )
3:00 PM Teen Miles Greeno Karaoke Contest ( 13 - 18 years )
4:00 PM Adult Karaoke Contest ( 19 - up )

Events Around Town

Time Saturday Events
9:00 AM Commercial Building opens
9:00 AM Set up for Rice Cooking Contest at Weiner Christian Church. Ends at 10:30
10:30 AM Rice Cooking Contest Begins
11:00 AM Parade lineup behind school begins at 9:00 AM
12:00 PM Rice Tasting Lunch at Catholic Hall (ends at 2:00 PM)
12:00 PM Old Time Rice Threshing across from main stage
1:00 PM Wagon and Train Depot opens behind the fire station
1:00 PM Carnival Rides by Marriott Amusements
1:00 PM Art and Photo Exhibits in Commercial Building
1:00 PM Car Show / Contest at Baptist Church
1:30 PM Mini-Tractor Pull, East of Hwy. 49.
8:00 PM Haunted Scavenger Hunt at ARF Building

All rides and Shows are FREE and paid for by donations!
Craft and Food Vendors
So come have some fun at the 42nd Arkansas Rice Festival!

Off Schedule Events

Time Saturday Events
5:30 PM.
October 5
Sr. Citizen Supper at the WHS cafeteria. Sponsored by Ricebelt Telephone.
1:00 PM.
October 6
Arkansas Rice Festival Children's Pagaent. Weiner School Cafeteria. See Pagaent Page for more information.
8:00 AM.
October 6
Fishing Rodeo at Lake Hogue for kids. Sponsored by Mark and Cherie Dennis.
6:00 PM.
October 14
Harvest Service. Service will be at St Anthony’s Catholic Church with pastor Rick Green.

Arkansas Rice Festival Sponsors

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