Crispy, extra crispy, double dipped, spicy, mild, extra spicy -- fried chicken is served a lot of ways in a lot of wonderful places in New Orleans. It’s a staple on many menus. So come sample some of the best at the National Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Canes in October on the Lakefront.
The free, outdoor, three-day festival has food from more than 35 restaurants, lots of music on two stages from bands that have included Sweet Crude and the Brass-A-Holics, dance groups, and family-friendly activities. And, naturally, the chefs compete in best fried chicken and best fried chicken dish contests.
There are also special VIP tickets for sale that include access to a private area near the stage, Champagne, VIP restrooms, and more.
Past vendors have included Gus' Fried Chicken, Bonafried, Blue Oak, Heard Dat Kitchen, The Original Fiorella's Cafe, Willie's Chicken Shack, McHardy's Chicken N' Fixins, Veganation, and many more.