The first-ever Fried Chicken Festival is debuting in New Orleans next month, and the musical lineup is full of flavor. The festival will take place Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Lafayette Square. Sweet Crude, John Boutte, Tank and the Bangas, the Brass-A-Holics and DJ Mannie Fresh are scheduled to perform.
The first-ever free Fried Chicken Fest was beyond successful. Lafayette Square was packed from edge to edge with happy folks clutching plates of fragrant fried fowl. Spirits were high.
Louisiana’s top fried chicken chefs were on hand for the inaugural Fried Chicken Festival held in New Orleans on Sunday (Sept. 25). The one-day, fry-off competition and music festival took place at Lafayette Square.
Huge crowds filled the iconic square for the free event. Organizers anticipated 20,000 hungry festival-goers. After all, who wouldn’t want to sample some of the world’s best fried chicken in one of America’s premier food cities?
The inaugural Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane's (FCF) brought more than 40,000 attendees to Lafayette Square on Sunday, September 25, 2016, doubling the expected 20,000 crowd attendance for the nine-hour festival. Organizers announced the 2017 festival will take place at a larger venue and will expand to two days.
Thousands of eager festival attendees stood in lengthy lines waiting for their chance to enjoy New Orleans’ first annual Fried Chicken Festival. At least 40,000 fried chicken lovers poured into the Big Easy to get a taste of the 28 vendors’ best dishes.