Frequently Asked Questions

Is outside food or drink permitted?
No, there is no outside food or drink permitted inside the festival.
What is the cost of the National Fried Chicken Festival?
The festival is free to attend, however there will be opportunities to upgrade your festival experience. Stay tuned for additional details.
What are the times of the festival?
The National Fried Chicken Festival will take place on Saturday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 2, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the New Orleans Lakefront.
Can I bring my pet to the festival?
Pets are not allowed inside the festival grounds, except for registered service animals.
Are there things to eat besides chicken?
Yes, we have something for everyone and different things to try. We promise you won’t go hungry.
What bands can I expect to see at the festival?
The National Fried Chicken Festival has bands from all over Louisiana, and even from outside the state. From DJs, to funk rock, to R&B … We have just about every type of music for our crowds to enjoy.
How many different ways will I get to try fried chicken?
The festival specializes in a true culinary experience offering our guests countless ways to eat fried chicken and different combinations of unique dishes.
Are there only Louisiana restaurants participating in the National Fried Chicken Festival?
The National Fried Chicken Fest will showcase vendors from across the U.S. at this year’s festival. Additional details coming soon.
Can I bring my bike into the festival?
Bikes are not permitted inside the festival. Bikes can be parked outside the festival grounds.
Where do I park to attend Fried Chicken Festival?
The New Orleans Lakefront and surrounding areas have multiple lots within walking distance of the festival.
Do you accept credit cards in the festival?
Most vendors accept both cash and credits cards and there are also ATMs on site at the festival.
What am I allowed to bring into the festival?

List of restricted items:

  • Tents
  • Ice chests
  • Knives
  • Box cutters
  • Sharp objects
  • Drugs
  • Outside food and drink

List of permitted items:

  • Lawn chairs
  • Blankets
  • Umbrellas

All bags will be checked upon entering the event.