Category: Major Events/Festivals
Start: Apr 02, 2016 12:00 AM
End: Apr 03, 2016 12:00 AM
Spanish Plaza, Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
> NOLA FoodFest
> Saturday April 2 - 11:00am - 7:00pm
> Sunday April 3 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
> Riverwalk's Spanish Plaza
> NOLA FoodFest is a weekend-long celebration of hometown eats attracts chefs from across the country to prepare their hometown specialties in New Orleans. NOLA FoodFest has grown to encompass a diverse palette of foods, entertainment and family-friendly competition.
> It will feature over 20 different restaurants, including Salt Lick BBQ from Driftwood, TX, Gus's Famous Fried Chicken and Central BBQ from Memphis, TN, and Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant.
> The festival donates a portion of proceeds to Café Reconcile, a New Orleans-based not-for-profit dedicated to transforming the lives of young adults.
> Free Music
> Claude Bryant Allstars
> Dash Rip Rock
> Bo Dollis Jr. & The Wild Magnolias
> Little Freddie King
> Michael Baptiste& The Real Soul Band
> Tank & Bangas
> A highlight for Festival goers is the annual Beignet Eating Contest on Sunday at 12:30 PM. The contest pits member of the New Orleans Fire Department against members of the Jefferson Parish Fire Department to see who can eat eight beignets the quickest. The winner will take home the coveted Champion Beignet Eating Trophy.