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Town's annual rice festival deemed a success

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WEINER, AR (KAIT) -

One Region 8 town held its annual Arkansas Rice Festival Saturday.

Many people flocked towards Weiner to taste rice dishes and enjoy music and other activities during the day.

Vendors were also on hand selling everything from food to crafts and, according to Mark Holmes with Trumann Pet Savers, the event was a big success.

"Oh it's great, it's a lot bigger than it used to be and so it's really great today a lot of big crowds the wind has died down, so it’s real nice,” Holmes said.

A rice cook-off was also held as well as the Arkansas Rice Festival pageant.

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