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The National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane’s will return sometime during the fall of 2024. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our mailing list for updates.
FCF is held at the scenic New Orleans Lakefront along Lakeshore Drive at Franklin Avenue (in the greenspace directly behind the UNO Lakefront Arena located at 6801 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70122
Ticket prices begin at $15 for single-day admission, with weekend and VIP options available. Additional fees may apply to tickets purchased on the day of the event. We recommend buying online in advance to guarantee your spot!
All children 12 and under get in FREE.
Tickets for FCF 2024 will go on sale sometime during the spring or summer. Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our mailing list to be notified.
Ticketholders will receive an order confirmation email immediately upon purchase. Digital tickets will then be emailed out to all ticketholders 24-48 hours before the event begins.
For ticket issues, please contact us at https://friedchickenfestival.com/contact. You can also go to Box Office on event day, and we’ll be happy to assist there as well.
All bags will be checked upon entering the event.
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FCF 2023 was held Saturday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, October 1, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stay tuned for updates and additional date/time details for next year’s event.
Please note: The Box Office and Entrance will close one hour before the festival’s scheduled end time. Those arriving after may not be able to enter, nor will they be eligible for a refund.
Of course! FCF strives to be as inclusive as possible with its food lineup, having proudly offered vegan options, vegetarian options, gluten-free options, and more in 2023.
FCF always features a diverse music lineup with some of the state’s top talent and a wide variety of acts representing all genres, from hip-hop and R&B to brass bands, country, pop, and more – there’s truly something for everyone.
General Admission tickets only gain entry into the festival. Once inside, all food and beverages will be purchased separately.
Those with VIP tickets will enjoy a complimentary fried chicken meal and beverage options as part of their ticket package.
The National Fried Chicken Festival is an accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure all guests have access to all the event amenities. Please see our Accessibility accommodations here.
Please see our Accessibility accommodations here.
Only VIP ticket holders will be permitted re-entry to the festival.
The festival is rain or shine, so please plan accordingly. Attendees are allowed to bring a small handheld umbrella. If bad weather is predicted for the day of an event, attendees will be allowed re-entry.
Please note: Re-entry will NOT be permitted in good weather conditions.
As stated in our Terms and Conditions upon purchase, all sales are final and non-refundable.
Thank you for your interest in being a vendor. Applications will open in 2024. We are not currently accepting submissions. Please check back later for more information