Rice Festival

Dear Valued Supporter,

June 16, 2023

This year will mark 33 years of celebrating rice during the third week of September in Bolivar County. The purpose has always been to make the public aware of the versatility of rice and to show appreciation to those who are in the rice industry.

The tradition will continue, but in a different way. There will be a Rice Festival in the streets of Downtown Merigold on Thursday, September 21st from 4–9 p.m. There will be rice dishes from local restaurants for tasting along with vendors, exhibitors, music, and children’s activities. To top off the festival, a Delta Rice Queen and Ambassador will be announced.

As you can see, your support is greatly needed to make this new way of celebrating a success. No tickets are needed this year. The event is open to the public. Delta Rice Promotions hopes that you will mark this date on your calendar and join us in celebrating 33 years of promoting Mississippi Rice.

Thank you for your continued support and helping us promote Mississippi Rice. I look forward to seeing you in Merigold on September 21st.


Laura Jane Giaccaglia
MSU Extension Coordinator/Agent IV
Delta Rice Promotions, INC. Co-Chair