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About Fried Chicken Festival

The inaugural Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) is set to take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11am – 8pm, at Lafayette Square, located in the Central Business District of New Orleans.  FCF is a free outdoor festival that brings food, music, family and festivities together, all in celebration of the classic southern dish.

The inaugural Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) is set to take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Lafayette Square, located in the Central Business District of New Orleans.  FCF is a free outdoor festival that brings food, music, family and festivities together, all in celebration of the classic southern dish.

Run of the Show

10:45am Second Line led by Zulu 2015 Witch Doctor & Zulu Tramps
Meet at the Drury Inn & Suites (820 Poydras St.) at 10:30am
2:30pm - 3:00pm Raising Cane's Chicken Finger Eating Contest
3pm Special Appearance by Saintsations and New Orleans Saints Mascot Gumbo
4:30pm Fried Chicken Fest Culinary Icon Award, presented to Leah Chase
6:30pm Best Fried Chicken and Best Fried Chicken in a Dish Contest Winners

Special Presentation to Liberty's Kitchen and Cafe Reconcline

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News

New Orleans Fried Chicken Festival Announces Music Lineup

New Orleans Fried Chicken Festival Announces Music Lineup

[Offbeat• Wednesday, August 10, 2016]

When New Orleans’ inaugural Fried Chicken Festival was announced earlier this summer, organizers promised the event would feature a variety of takes on the classic Southern dish, along with some free live music.

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Raising Cane's Announced As Presenting Sponsor For Inaugural Fried Chicken Festival

Raising Cane's Announced As Presenting Sponsor For Inaugural Fried Chicken Festival

[Biz New Orleans • Wednesday, July 27, 2016]

NEW ORLEANS – In honor of National Chicken Finger Day, the Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) organizers have announced that Louisiana based Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers is the official presenting sponsor of the inaugural festival. The Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Cane's is set to take place on Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Lafayette Square, located in the Central Business District of New Orleans.

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Fried Chicken Festival Announces Food Lineup

Fried Chicken Festival Announces Food Lineup

[Gambit• Monday, July 11, 2016] 

Milkfish, Company Burger, McHardy's Fried Chicken and Bayou Hot Wings are among vendors who will sling their version of the iconic Southern staple at the city's inaugural Fried Chicken Festival Sept. 25 in Lafayette Square. 

 

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Inaugural Fried Chicken Festival set for Sept. 25 in Lafayette Square

Inaugural Fried Chicken Festival set for Sept. 25 in Lafayette Square

[WGNO • Wednesday, June 1, 2016]

Another day, another festival in the Crescent City.

The inaugural Fried Chicken Festival is set for Sunday, September 25, 2016, at Lafayette Square in the Central Business District. It’s a free festival that will offer food, music and family-friendly activities, all in celebration of the classic Southern dish.

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Location

Fried Chicken Festival will take place at Lafayette Square.

Official Festival Parking Recommendation

One Shell Square Garge- $5.00
701 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA 70139