Cochon De Lait Festival is the latest addition to New Orleans’ exploding food fest scene

In city that already celebrates crawfish, oysters, beignets and burgers, it was only a matter of time before suckling pigs got a day of their own.  

On Saturday Oct. 21, 2017, Citizens Organizing for Police Support 2 will host the NOLA Cochon De Lait Festival in Palmer Park, located at the intersection of South Claiborne Avenue and South Carrollton Avenue. The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will have free admission.

According to, the NOLA Cochon De Lait Festival will feature vendors competing for the title of “Best Cracklin” in New Orleans. So far, pork-serving vendors include Mo’s Original Barbecue, Jaques-Imo’s, Chef Linda The Ya-Ka-Mein Lady, American Roadshow Catering, Crêpes à la Cart and LeDoyle’s Creole Catering. They will be accompanied by Petite Rouge Coffee Truck and Plum Street Snowballs.

To accompany their pork, patrons can also listen to musical performances headlined by Big Sam’s Funky Nation, with Daria and the Hip Drops, Soul Rebels and Rockin’ Dopsie Jr & the Zydeco Twisters performing throughout the day.

Local artisans, including Third Eyes Musings, Trish Ransom Debris Art, Valois Designs, Heather Elizabeth Designs, Lizano’s Glass Haus, Shaun Aleman Art & Design and Ginger Kelly Glass, will showcase their work at the festival.

All beverage proceeds will go towards the hosting nonprofit, COPS 2.  COPS 2 is dedicated to supporting the police officers of the Second District of the New Orleans Police Department, providing services such as meals at the station during Mardi Gras, new laptops for detectives and anonymous counseling for officers and their immediate family members.

Vendors interested in joining NOLA Cochon De Lait Festival can find more information on their website.