This year’s festival will be held at a new location on the scenic New Orleans Lakefront along Lakeshore Drive at Franklin Ave.
If you’ve made it to the UNO Lakefront Arena, you’ve made it to the festival!
6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122 (Directions)
please note: children 12 & under will receive free admission
Tickets for this year’s festival can be purchased in advance online through our website or on the day of at the front gate.
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.
For VIP ticket holders, please head to the box office upon arrival to pick up your VIP wristband. Wristbands will be checked in order to enter the VIP lounge.
For any ticketing issues, our box office team can help! Box offices will be located next to the entrances. Please bring a photo ID that matches the name on the ticket, and we will assist the best we can.
** please note: both VIP lounges are 21+
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.
See our full entertainment lineup and schedule of performances here.
General Admission tickets only gain entry into the festival. Once inside, all food and beverages will be purchased separately.
List of restricted items:
List of approved items:
All bags will be checked upon entering the event.