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Hogs for the Cause

  • 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
  • 6801 Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122
  • 6801 Franklin Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70122
  • Presented By: Hogs for the Cause
  • Dates: 03/29/2019 - 03/30/2019
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: UNO Lakefront Arena
  • Time: See official website for event times
  • Price: $25-$500

Hogs for the Cause is all about good BBQ, friendly competition and of course, the cause. The highly anticipated festival will raise funds for families fighting pediatric brain cancer. Through their annual fundraising efforts, Hogs for the Cause has been voted Best Local Charity three years running. Their works support both local and national children’s hospitals. If you're unable to make the fest but are still interested in contributing, visit here.  


Hogs for the Cause BBQ festival kicks off fall fest season in the Crescent City. This year’s festival will welcome 85 BBQ masters competing in seven different and delicious categories. Enjoy the fruits of their labor as they battle it out for the titles of Whole Hog, Ribs, Pork Butt/Shoulder, Porkpourri, Sauce, Fan Favorite, and Fundraising Champion.

Friday night is the coveted Bacon Night and Saturday night is the main event. You won’t want to miss either!

Live Music + More

In addition to savory BBQ and a more than worthwhile cause, Hogs for the Cause also includes live music across three different stages at the UNO Lakefront. This year’s lineup will feature both local and national talent.

  • Trampled by Turtles
  • Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real
  • The War & Treaty
  • Samantha Fish
  • Hot 8 Brass Band

And many more will be performing over the two-day stretch. For the full lineup and artist info, visit here. 

Tickets + Admission

Tickets for Hogs for the Cause go on sale Friday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. General Admission, General Admission Pre-Loaded, and VIP passes are available for each day. General admission tickets include admission for both days, access to food vendors, all musical performances and a Hogs Wristband to purchase food and drinks. General Admission Pre-Loaded tickets come with everything listed above with an additional $45 loaded for food and drink. General Admission and General Admission Pre-Loaded tickets range from $45-100 with early purchase discounts available.

Boss Hog VIP tickets and Goin’ Ham VIP ticket packages are also available. These packages include bonus perks such as re-entry, complimentary alcohol, exclusive stage viewing, parking, pre-loaded wristbands, Hogs for the Cause merchandise and much more. To learn more about VIP packages and general admission tickets, visit here.  

If you want to gear up with Hogs for the Cause swag before the fest, visit here. 

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UNO Lakefront Arena

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