The Jason Howard Memorial Youth Duck Calling Contest
There will be a "Main Street Style" instructional clinic held at the main stage at 11:00 A.M.  At 12:00 noon there will be a Duck Calling Contest for Jr. and intermediate divisions.  No entry fee.  Events are sponsored by RNT ( Rich-N-Tone ) rntcalls.com.  For more information call: David Caldwell at 870-926-9379.

Mini Tractor pull
This mini-tractor pull event will be held at 1:30 on E. Third St., east of Hwy. 49.  Look for the signs.  Event will be put on by East Arkansas Mini-Tractors Association.  For more information call Lindy Alexander at 870-897-2330 or Johnny Christian at 870-468-6945.

Wiener Dog Race
Own a Wiener Dog?  Then this is the place to show your dog off! For a fun and hilarious time, come down to the Arkansas Rice Festival and enter this event.  Registration begins at 12:30 at the Contest Stage by the Catholic Hall.  Categories are Best Dressed, Owner/Dog Look Alike, Race, and Best Overall Dog. Free to enter.  Trophy and $25.00 to winner of each division.

For more information call Cathy Hood at 870-684-2389.
Master of Ceremony and Sound provided by Dave Ellis Grim.

Car Show
There will be a car show starting at 1:00 at the Methodist Church parking lot.  Come look at these beautiful cars and vote for your favorite car.  Participants will drive their car in the parade.  Lineup starts at the school parking lot at 10:00. Winners will be announced at 2:15 at the main stage. Follow the signs. For more information contact Lonnie Clark at 870-935-4092.

Many thanks to Mr. Tommy Glover for cooking all these years for our Car Show.


Parade and Float Competition
Be in the parade!!!  Anything can be in the parade as long as it isn't dangerous.  Bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trucks, etc.  The best float will receive $100.  Line up begins at the school at 9:30.  Parade begins at 11:00.  Lots of fun!  We would love to have some marching bands!  To be in the parade, just show up and get in line.  Watch for the signs.

Antique Tractor Show
Bring your antique tractor down for display at the Rice Festival.  There will be a judging for the Participant's Choice and People's Choice for the best tractor.  Winners will receive a trophy and $50 for each winner.  Contact Jon Adams at 870-926-3981 for more information.

Yard Contest
The Arkansas Rice Festival will be having a yard contest.  Decorate your yard with a rice related theme and make our town look nice for our festival.  Judges will be Chris Horst and Kelly Mack.

First place will receive $100, second place $50, and third $25.  Have your yard decorated by Wed., Oct. 5th.  For more information call Chris Horst at 870-351-1087. Winners will be announced at the main stage at the festival.

Sponsored by Simmons Bank.

Fishing Rodeo
The ARF Fishing Rodeo will be held at Lake Hogue on Sat., Oct. 1.  Registration begins at 9:30. Fishing begins at 10:00.  Weigh in will begin at 12:00 noon.  There is a 5 fish limit.  So poundage is the key! There will be two age divisions.  Youngest division is up to 11 years of age.  Older division is 12 - 16.

Winners of each division will win $100!  Second place wins $50!  Third place wins $25!  Everyone will receive something!  Bring your own pole, bait, and stringer or bucket.

For more information call Randy Anschultz at 870-271-9089.

Arkansas Rice Festival Cookoff
Men and women cook wonderful, creative dishes to enter this competition.  The dishes are original and very tasty.  Lucky judges get to decide which ones are the best from a wide range of categories.

For more information call Juanita Syre at 870-926-6514. Sponsored by Teel Marketing Services of Walnut Ridge.

 Rice Cook-Off entry form.pdf

Adult Art Show
For more information contact Eleica Rowe at 870-684-2384. Sponsored by Francis and Eleica Rowe.

 Adult Art Show entry form.pdf


Youth Art Contest
Lets see how creative and talented our youth are by entering the Arkansas Rice Festival Youth Art Contest! What child doesn’t want to see their drawing hung where all can see it!

For more information contact Eleica Rowe at 870-684-2384. Sponsored by Francis and Eleica Rowe.

 Youth Art Contest entry form.pdf

Photo Contest
What a way to show what Arkansas does best? RICE! We would love to display your photos for everyone to see at the Rice Festival!

For more information contact Eleica Rowe at 870-684-2384. Sponsored by Eleica and Francis Rowe.

 Photo Contest entry form.pdf

Miles Greeno Karaoke Contest
On Sept. 7, 2009, the city of Weiner lost one of our favorite people, Miles Lindberg Greeno.  Miles was killed in a very tragic accident that we will never forget.

Miles was a very energetic young man, energetic is actually an understatement.  He was loved by everyone, a friend to many and he never met a stranger.  His smiling face made you feel special.

Miles loved the Arkansas Rice Festival. Months before the festival, he would start calling and wanting to know what we were having. He would always be there to help and couldn't wait until that day.  He will always be remembered by this small town and will always be missed at the Rice Festival.

Miles loved singing and music.  In 2008, Miles won the karaoke contest. In 2009, the rice festival committee dedicated the karaoke contest to Miles.

There are 3 divisions of contests.  Up to 12 years, 13-17 years, and 18-up.  Each winner will receive a trophy, $50, and a Rice Festival T-shirt.  It will be held at the stage in front of Catholic Hall. Sign up at the stage.

For more information call Cathy Hood at 870-684-2389.
Master of Ceremony and Sound provided by Dave Ellis Grim. Sponsored by Penny's Place.


Sr. Citizens Bean Bag Ball Tournament

The Sr. Citizens Cardinal Center will be hosting a Bean Bag Ball Tournament. It will be held in front of the Catholic Church at 12 noon. For more information call Diane Ruesewald at 870- 684- 2615.

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