This September, many people will be capping of their summer, but on September 20-22 Fried Chicken Fest, presented by Raising Cane's, comes to town. The festival will boast 35 vendors, such as District Donuts Sliders Brews and Bayou Hot Wings, and over 100 musicians to listen to while you chow down. The music will boast three separate stages for performances. The festival itself runs from 11am to 9 on Saturday and from 11-8 on Sunday. The festival will take place in Woldenberg Riverfront Park of New Orleans with a bevy of ticketing options, though free to attend.
Tickets for the Bottomless Bubbles Experience will grant access to the VIP Lounge, Bottomless Chandon, complementary water, as well as VIP restroom access. Tickets for this Experience will run $75 for single day access. In addition to this, the festival also offers a few other packages. For those looking for some hard liquor the Crown Royal Royalty Lounge Tickets will give you access to three specialty Crown Royal cocktails, complimentary water, and VIP restroom access. Festival goers may purchase these tickets for $35 for each single day pass. The full VIP experience includes a nearly 2000 sq. ft. VIP lounge with private viewing areas in front of the stage and on stage and unlimited soft drinks and water.
The festival pulls artists from all over Lousiana and even from outside the state. The festival has just about every type of music for crowds to enjoy. The festival will boast a number of musicians, but specifically Cha Wa, Bounce Royalty, St. Augustine Marching Band, Givers, and Who Dat Playlist. The festival will host musicians from 12 to 7:30. The festival was also featured in Travelmag in 2018 as one of the best festivals in New Orleans. The festival is home to some of the best restaurants in New Orleans and would make a welcome addition to anyone's experience in New Orleans.
A home of all different kinds of fried chicken the festival states that it " specializes in a true culinary experience offering our guests countless ways to eat fried chicken and different combinations of unique dishes." The festival will host fried chicken from across the country. For those looking for parking the French Market District hosts parking with convenient access to the festival. Attendees are welcome to bring Lawn Chairs, Blankets, and Umbrellas for comfort while attending the festival.
For those seeking some shelter from the heat you may also visit the Go NOLA Mist and Chill Lounge, to cool off before heading back out to the festival. Whatever your inclination, if you want to taste some quality fried chicken and culture this festival provides both in spades.