2022 Rice Festival

Dear Valued Supporter,

May 11, 2022

This year will mark 32 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 15th from 4-7 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 Rice Queen 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 32 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 15th.


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