Love Fried Chicken? Taste All Kinds at the Fried Chicken Fest in NOLA

Posted on September 15, 2017 – BlogCommunity

Experience good food, funky music, and family fun at the Fried Chicken Festival. Whether you like hot wings, chicken sandwiches, or drumsticks, this festival has got what you need. Stop by and indulge in all that this event has to offer.

Fried Chicken Festival

New Orleans is known for having outstanding festivals – and lots of these pertain to food. So, it was only a matter of time before the Fried Chicken Festival hit the scene. This event was created in 2016, and to no surprise, it received lots of love from locals immediately. (Who doesn’t want to attend an event dedicated to fried chicken, right?) This year, the bar has been raised as this event reaches a whole new level.

Be sure to head out to Woldenberg Park to attend the festival on September 23 and 24.

Good Food

Tisk, Tisk. What should a person eat at a festival of this caliber? Well, there’s a variety of chicken options to choose from. In fact, this festival will host 35 different vendors! You can get a delicious meal from food vendors including McHardy’s Chicken & Fixin’Bayou Hot WingsCafe Reconcile, and Fiorella’sClick here to check out the full list of vendors for 2017.

There will also be celebrity chefs at this event, along with the Moet Chicken and Champagne VIP Lounge. So, you will have everything that you need to make this experience most enjoyable.

Funky Music

When it comes to music, the Fried Chicken Festival has covered all grounds. There will be multiple musicians present to entertain festival-goers throughout the course of the event. Check out the music schedule below.


Main Stage (featuring DJ Rik Ducci)

11 a.m. – Casa Samba Kick Off Parade

11:30 a.m. – Chicken on the Bone

1 p.m. – Lo Po Boy Citos

3 p.m. – Kristin Diable & The City

4:30 p.m. – Sean Ardoin & Zydekool

6 p.m. Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs

7:30 p.m. – Naughty Professor

DJ Stage

11 a.m – DJ Raj Smoove

4 p.m. – DJ T-Roy


Main Stage (featuring DJ Rik Ducci)

11 a.m. – Casa Samba Kids on Stilts with Tipitina’s Youth Band

11:30 a.m. – Spirit of New Orleans Gospel Choir

1 p.m. – Papo y son Mandao

3 p.m. – Motel Radio

5:30 p.m. – Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Ode to NOLA Bounce

Appearance by Denisia

6:30 p.m – PNC & The Big Easy Band

7:15 p.m. – Big Freedia

DJ Stage

11 a.m. – DJ Captain Charles

4 p.m. – DJ Quickie Mart

Family Fun

The 2017 Fried Chicken Festival will feature multiple activities for people of all ages. First, visit the Cooking Demo Stage to see Chef Jeff Henderson live in action. He will create delicious meals throughout the duration of the festival. Then, take the kids to the Kids’ Coop. It will feature space walks, face painting, karate demonstrations, and even educational programs. Worried about missing the big game? Don’t fret. There will be four flatscreen tvs at the event, showing NCAA Football on Saturday and NFL Football on Sunday. Finally, end the day cooling off under the GoNOLA Hospitality Misting Lounge with a tasty treat from the Sucre Sweet Spot.


Jump into a vehicle from one of our Ray Brandt dealers and head out to the 2017 Fried Chicken Festival on September 23-24. We’ll see you there!