THE POST-SIGNAL / Steve Bandy
Poster designer Olivia Doucet of Rayne, left, is joined by Rice Festival Association President Elizabeth Monk, center, and 81st International Rice Festival Queen Kathryn Shea Duncan at the unveiling of this year’s official poster. The ceremony was held at the Rice Palace, one of the sponsors of this year’s poster.
Depicting rice as “The Superhero of Grain,” the official poster for the 82nd annual International Rice Festival was unveiled during ceremonies Wednesday night at Rice Palace.
The 82nd International Rice Festival will recognize Gerard Frey as the 2018 Farmer of the Year.
The annual Poker Rice Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, as a kick-off event in advance of the 82nd annual International Rice Festival, according to Shanna Morgan, festival coordinator.