National Fried Chicken Festival
|Fried Chicken Festival|
Sat. 11a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m
The 2017 festival will now feature 35 vendors from across the U.S., three stages (two music stages and cooking demo stage), live entertainment, celebrity chefs, The Louisiana Federation for Children Kid's Pavilion and the return of the Moet Chicken and Champagne VIP Lounge.
Additionally, organizers have included several new attractions to the festival. The cooking demo stage will be anchored by Chef Jeff Henderson, an award-winning chef, bestselling author and popular public speaker. Henderson has served as Executive Chef at the renowned Café Bellagio and Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas and has become one of the most inspirational chefs in the country.
Festival attendees can expect the return of the Best Fried Chicken Contest and Best Use of Chicken in a Dish Contest, which will be judged by local and national food writers, bloggers and critics. Fiorella's Cafe and Jazz City Cafe took home the top prizes, respectively in 2016. Kids and families can enjoy the Louisiana Federation for Children Kid's Pavilion which will include face painting, spacewalks and educational programs like STEM NOLA.
The festival will again donate a portion of proceeds to local charities and will honor a New Orleans Culinary Icon. Legendary Chef Leah Chase took home the inaugural Culinary Icon award in 2016.
|Address:||New Orleans, LA|