It's possible to be too popular. That happened to the inaugural Fried Chicken Festival, which last fall drew 40,000 people in a single day to Lafayette Square. Everyone talked as much about the lines as the crispy chicken.
For its second year, the free festival will move to Woldenberg Park on the riverfront and run two days, Sept. 23-24.
Woldenberg Park has nearly five times more space than Lafayette Square. The organizers are planning for 100,000 attendees over two days.
If a New Orleans festival devoted to fried chicken sounds like a good time to you, you’re not alone. The first edition of theFried Chicken Festival held last fall proved to be such a draw that its venue at Lafayette Square was swamped by the turn out, and many food vendors were unable to keep up with demand.
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?