The Riceland Rice Cook-Off has become one of Arkansas' most popular post-harvest events. The cook-off is held in conjunction with the Arkansas Rice Festival in Weiner, a farming community in northeast Arkansas.
For more than 30 years, the festival has drawn people to Weiner to enjoy such fun activities as rice cooking and rice tasting events, rice threshing demonstrations, arts and crafts, exhibits, continuous stage activities and the Miss Arkansas Rice Pageant.
The festival is held on the second weekend in October, which means you need to submit your entries now! You must be present at the Cook-Off to win.
Anyone may enter the Cook-Off by submitting a prepared recipe using rice or rice cereal as a primary ingredient. However, in order to be eligible to win, you must be present at the Cook-Off event during the Arkansas Rice Festival. Entries can be submitted to:
Riceland Rice Cook-Off
P.O. Box 927
Stuttgart, Arkansas 72160
For more information, call 870-673-5500. There is no entry fee.