Beignet Fest Announces Musical Lineup, Admission Benefitting Tres Doux Foundation

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The organizers of the 4th Annual Beignet Fest presented by French Market Coffee have released the following information for people attending the event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds.

Tickets             

  • General Admission is $5 for adults; children 12 years old and under are free with a paying adult.
  • The VIP Experience is $40 for adults; children 12 years old and under are $15 with a paying adult.
  • Tickets are available in advance at beignetfest.com or can be purchased on site the day of the event with cash or credit card.
  • Re-entry is allowed. All attendees will receive a wristband for re-entry.
  • Proceeds benefit the Tres Doux Foundation which supports local nonprofits that serve children with autism and related developmental differences.

Location & Parking

  • New Orleans City Park Festival Grounds are located at 4 Friederichs Drive, New Orleans, La. 70124.
  • Parking is free but limited in City Park.
  • Metered parking is available along City Park Avenue and on other surface streets nearby.
  • Rideshare (Uber or Lyft), the Canal Street streetcar and bicycling are encouraged to avoid parking inconveniences. Blue Bikes will set up a virtual docking station at the gate to Beignet Fest for those who wish to rent bicycles.

Food and Beverages for Sale

  • All booths will take cash directly at their booth. Some may accept credit cards at their discretion. ATMs are located on site at the event.
  • A full menu and festival map are available online at beignetfest.com. There are 22 food vendors creating more than 30 different kinds of beignet dishes. Prices for food range from $3 to $10.
  • Gluten-free and vegan beignets will be available for attendees with dietary restrictions.
  • Other New Orleans favorites, including gumbo, red beans and rice and jambalaya, will be sold at the festival.
  • There will be two full-service bars featuring specialty cocktails, mixed drinks, beer, water and soft drinks. There will also be a Beer Garden with draft beer and yard games for attendees to enjoy.

Best Beignets Contest

  • Attendees will be able to vote for the Best Sweet and Best Savory beignets at a voting booth at the event. Also, a panel of celebrity judges will present a Judges Choice Award on stage. All winners will be announced on stage just before 5 p.m.

Music

  • There will be live music all day from one entertainment stage. The schedule includes: Bounce & Beignets Fitness with April Dupre + Live DJ at 10:15 a.m., Imagination Movers at 11:15 a.m., RumpelSTEELskin featuring Ed Williams of The Revivalists at 12:45 p.m., Honey Island Swamp Band at 2:05 p.m., Hot 8 Brass Band at 3:35 p.m., Big Sam’s Funky Nation at 4:55 p.m.

Merchandise and Artist Market

  • Beignet Fest will have official merchandise from NOLA T-shirt of the Month for sale at the festival. There will also be 20 local artisans selling their handmade art and crafts.

Do’s and Don’ts

  • Attendees should bring festival chairs, picnic blankets, personal umbrellas, strollers for children, hats, sunscreen, etc. to stay cool and comfortable.
  • Attendees should not bring outside food and beverage, weapons of any kind, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, unauthorized audio/video recording equipment, large umbrellas or pop-up tents or pets/live animals.

Weather

  • The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of a major weather event, organizers will make a decision in advance to move the event to another suitable date.

More Information

  • More information is available at beignetfest.com. Follow Beignet Fest on Facebook and Instagram @BeignetFest with #BeignetFest or #BeignetFest2019.

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