Crowley is the principal city of the Crowley Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Acadia Parish. It is also part of the larger LafayetteAcadiana Combined Statistical Area. The town is named after Pat Crowley Crowley is a city in and the parish seat of Acadia Parish, Louisiana, United States. The city is noted for its annual International Rice Festival. Crowley has the nickname of "Rice Capital of America", because at one time it was a major center for rice harvesting and milling. Today, Crowley still has a number of rice mills and rice is the main crop of Many local farmers. In addition, in recent years, crawfish farming has become increasingly popular.