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NOLA Mac n' Cheese Fest!

  • 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116
  • 701 N Rampart St
    New Orleans, LA 70116
  • Dates 10/10/2020
  • Location Louis Armstrong Park
  • Time 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Price FREE

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 (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

For more information on the 2019 NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest, please visit