Bring plenty of wet wipes because the powdered sugar palooza aka Beignet Fest is back for its fourth annual event. Hosted at the City Park Fairgrounds, Beignet Fest is a celebration of one of NOLA’s all-time favorite sweet treats: beignets.
This year’s Beignet Fest takes place Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 am - 6 pm. Make sure to head out early and get em’ while they’re hot!
Beignet Fest Vendors
Classic powdered sugar, crab meat-topped and Oreo filled - beignets come in all flavors and forms. Whether you’re craving sweet or savory, Beignet Fest is bringing out some of the best vendors in the city so you can have the pick of the litter. Check out this year's list of local vendors below:
and many more! For the full list of vendors and their beignet-inspired menus with fest exclusive items, click here.
Beignet Festival Music Lineup
In addition to sweet treats, Beignet Fest offers some sweet sounds too. Enjoy live, local music performances by some of New Orleans’ coolest talent. See the full lineup below:
10:15 am - Bounces + Beignets with April Dupre
11:15 am - Imagination Movers
12:45 pm - RumpelSTEELskin ft. Ed Williams of the Revivalists
2:05 pm - Honey Island Swamp Band
3:35 pm - Hot 8 Brass Band
4:55 pm - Big Sam’s Funky Nation
The fest will also feature an artist tent filled with local artisans and their hand-crafted goods. Pottery, paintings, jewelry, soaps and more can be found. For more information on this year’s local art vendors, visit here.
Beignet Fest Tickets
General admission to Beignet Fest is $5, and children under 12 with a paying adult are free. Cafe du Monde VIP tickets are also available for an enhanced Beignet Fest experience. VIP tickets include:
Access to the shaded VIP viewing area
Complimentary Cafe du Monde beignets from 10 am - 12 pm
Complimentary Bulleit Bourbon and Abita Amber Happy Hour from 2 - 6 pm
VIP tickets are $40 and children under 12 are $15 with a paying adult.
All proceeds from the Beignet Fest benefit the Tres Doux Foundation, which supports local nonprofit programs that serve children with autism and related developmental differences.
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