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The second annual National Fried Chicken festival takes over Woldenberg Park on the river Saturday Sept. 23 (11am-9pm) and Sunday Sept. 24, 2017(11 am-8pm). Last year, the inaugural event drew nearly... Read More
The second annual National Fried Chicken festival takes over Woldenberg Park on the river Saturday Sept. 23 (11am-9pm) and Sunday Sept. 24, 2017(11 am-8pm). Last year, the inaugural event drew nearly 40,000 fried chicken eaters to Lafayette Square, numbers that translated to long lines for food in the compact CBD park. This year, organizers spread the free festival out along the Mississippi at the foot of Canal Street, with close to 100,000 attendees expected over the two-day event. The 2017 festival will 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, The AT&T/Best Buy Football Fan Zone, the Sucre' Sweet Spot, the return of the Moet Chicken and Champagne VIP Lounge and more. Vendors from Louisiana, New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky will be showcased at the National Fried Chicken Festival. Local food vendors include Dat Dog, Bayou Hot Wings, Willie's Chicken Shack, Willie Mae's Scotch House, Diva Dog, the recently re-opened Dunbar's Famous Creole Cuisine and many more. The entertainment lineup for the festival includes Big Freedia, Naughty Professor, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Sean Ardoin & the Zydekool, The Spirit of New Orleans Gospel Choir, Kristen Diable & The City, Motel Radio and more.