The NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest is excited to announce its 2019 food/beverage vendors, music lineup, art vendors and more for the third-annual festival taking place Saturday, October 12 at Louis Armstrong Park (11 am – 6 pm). The event is free and open to the public. The NOLA Mac n' Cheese Fest dedicates this year’s event to festival co-founder, Kent Broussard, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Kent was a joy to all who met him and the powerhouse leading the festival team.
NEW additions to this year’s festival include: • The “Kid’s Zone,” a unified play area presented by the Special Olympics of Louisiana (SOLA). A portion of 2019 festival profits will benefit SOLA. • In addition to awarding the coveted Macaroni Trophy for the “Best Mac n' Cheese in New Orleans!" contest, the festival will also host a Mac n’ Cheese Eating Contest to earn the coveted title of, "NOLA's Biggest Mac n' Cheese Fan!” Those interested must enter in-advance at https://www.nolamacncheesefest.com (applications now open!).
2019 Food + Beverage Vendors: • Official Spirits Sponsor: Smirnoff • The Big Cheezy • The Big Squeezy (Lemonade) • Cajun Sneaux Snowballs • Cherie's Catering • Dirty Dishes • Frey Smoked Meats Co. • House of Blues • Jazzy Keto • Let Us Cater for You • Manning’s • Oceana Grill • Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint • Original Thought Market • Superior Seafood & Oyster Bar
Celebrity Judges: • Evie Bories, @Evie_Eats, @Evie_Drinks • Stephen Deadrick, @TheNola15 • The Organ Grinders
Music + Entertainment Lineup: • 11:00 - 11:30 AM - DJ Doug Funnie • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Red Hot Gentilly Peppers • 12:30 -1 PM - DJ Doug Funnie • 1:00 - 2:00 PM - Marigny Street Brass Band with Big Chief Juan Pardo • 2:00 - 3:00 PM – Mac n’ Cheese Eating Contest and Best Mac n’ Cheese winner announcement • 3:00 - 4:00 PM - J & The Causeways • 4:00 - 4:30 PM - DJ Doug Funnie • 4:30 – 5:30 PM – Robin Barnes
Art Market Vendors: • Blue Moon Malas • Elektra Cosmetics • Joseph Walton Photography • NOLA T-Shirt of the Month • Passion Lilie • PolyPaige • Root Sustainable Wooden Accessories • Royal Naija
A special thanks to 2019 NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest Sponsors: Smirnoff (Official Spirits Sponsor), Cumulus Radio (Official Media Sponsor), Crescent Crown Distributing, Diament Public Relations, Louisiana Life Magazine, Michelli, Moulding & Millwork Supply and Piazza Seafood.
Volunteer opportunities are available! To learn more, visit https://www.nolamacncheesefest.com/volunteer.
For more information on the 2019 NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest, please visit www.Nolamacncheesefest.com.