Fried Chicken Festival organizers have officially announced its rebrand and host a special New York media tour stop to celebrate the aptly dubbed National Fried Chicken Festival in America on Thursday, July 6. The second annual National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane's is set to take place in New Orleans on Saturday, September 23, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Woldenberg Park.
The New York tour will conclude with a special media dinner prepared by Celebrity Chef Jeff Henderson, who has been tapped as the official national spokesperson for the festival. James Beard Award winner and Michelin-star chef April Bloomfield will also serve her rendition of the classic southern dish.
On top of 35 restaurants from across the U.S. debuting their extraordinary dishes, the festival will have two music stages and a cooking demo stage. In addition, there will be live entertainment, celebrity chefs, The American Federation for Children Kids' Coop, the Sucré Sweet Spot, the return of the Moet Chicken and Champagne VIP Lounge and more.
The AT&T and Best Buy Football Fan Zone will provide attendees with multiple big screen televisions to watch NCAA and NFL football games that take place during the festival. Also, the GoNOLA Mist and Chill Lounge sponsored by the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation will provide festival goers a space to relax and keep cool.
For more information, please visit friedchickenfestival.com.