Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the festival located?
This year’s festival will be held at a new location on the scenic New Orleans Lakefront along Lakeshore Drive at Franklin.
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?
  • GENERAL ADMISSION: Single-day tickets will be available for $15 and weekend passes for just $20. 
  • VIP PACKAGES: This year’s festival will feature two separate VIP lounges with an allotted number of tickets available per capacity. Stay tuned for more information and pricing.
How can I get tickets to the festival?

Tickets for this year’s festival can be purchased in advance online through our website or on the day of at the front gate.

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. 

To accommodate Saints fans for Sunday’s 8:30 AM game, which will be shown in our sports viewing area, festival gates will open at 8 AM (note: musical performances will not begin until 11 AM as scheduled, but there will be some bars and vendors open for the first half of the game).

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.
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.
What methods of payment will be accepted at the festival?
This year’s festival will be 100% CASHLESS. The only acceptable forms of payment on-site will include credit cards, debit cards, and/or cash app.
What am I allowed to bring into the festival?

List of restricted items:

  • Outside food and drink
  • Tents
  • Ice chests
  • Knives / box cutters/ sharp objects
  • Drugs
  • Pets (with the exception of service animals)

List of approved items:

  • Foldable chairs
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Picnic blankets 
  • Cameras / video cameras

All bags will be checked upon entering the event.