Shanna Monk, Rice Festival coordinator, displays the 83rd International Rice Festival “poster shirt” now available in advance of the Oct. 17-19 celebration. The shirts are available in short-sleeve and long-sleeve styles in a variety of sizes.
Rice Festival souvenir merchandise is available
With only one week left before the opening of the 83rd International Rice Festival, souvenir merchandise is available for the early birds.
Shanna Monk, festival coordinator, has announced that Rice Festival shirts, caps, koozies and pins are available for purchase at Rice Festival Headquarters at 303 N. Parkerson Ave.
A variety of T-shirts area available, including:
• Poster shirts: short sleeve, $15; long sleeve, $20.
• Breast Cancer shirts: short sleeve, $20; long sleeve, $25.
• IRF dri-fit shirts: short sleeve, 20; long sleeve, $25.
• Rice & Gravy Cookoff: $10 (all short sleeve).
• Poker Run: $10 (all short sleeve.
Only a limited number of the Rice & Gravy Cookoff and Poker Run shirts remain, according to Monk.
All shirts are available in sizes youth small to adult XXXL.
Rice Festival caps are $10 each; koozies are $5 apiece; souvenir lapel pins are $5 each; and official posters are $20 apiece.
And if you have a collection started and missed a year, past posters are $10 each and 2018 Festival T-shirts are $10.
All merchandise will be sold on the festival grounds in the IRF booth at the corner of Fifth Street and North Parkerson Avenue.