On the first Saturday of October, the 4th Annual Beignet Fest presented by French Market Coffee is set to entertain your taste buds into extra sweet submission. Revelers will enjoy this event which was created to raise awareness for autism in partnership with the Tres Doux Foundation.
This year’s festivities include more than 30 different kinds of beignet dishes and a plethora of food vendors such as:
Afrodisiac Food Truck: Jerk Chicken Beignet, Jamaican Beef Patty Beignet, Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Beignet
Any O’Cajun: Crawfish and Corn Beignets, Crab Slider
Café du Monde: Traditional Beignets for VIP Patrons (served in VIP Experience Tent 10 am to 12 noon)
Camellia Brand: Red Beans and Rice
Cocoa and Cream Catering Food Truck: Fig and Cream Cheese Mardi Gras Beignet, Smoked Pulled Pork Beignet, Monte Cristo Beignet
Coffee Rani Food Truck: Tiramisu Beignet Fries, Blueberry Beignet Fries
Diva Dawg: Crawfish Étouffée Beignet Fries, Crown Apple Pie Beignets, Crabmeat Grilled Cheesy
Girls Gone Vegan: Gluten Free Traditional Beignets, Gluten Free Savory Beignets, Gluten Free Brownies
The Howlin’ Wolf Den: Award-Winning Bacon Cheddar Beignets with Chipotle Crema
Jambalaya Guy: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Jamburrito
Legacy Kitchen: Beignets with Crawfish Cream Sauce
Loretta’s Authentic Pralines: Praline Beignet, Chocolate Praline Beignet, Famous Crabmeat Beignet, Burger Beignet, BBQ Chicken Beignet, Peanut Butter and Jelly Beignet
Luca Eats: Oreo Beignets, Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Chocolate Chip Cookies
New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company: Traditional Beignets
Oh La Vache: Beignet Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
Oh, Taste and See: Beignet Bread Pudding, File Gumbo with Seafood, Shrimp and Crabmeat Pasta
Old School Eats: Blackberry Cloud Beignets, Bacon Maple “No Brainer” Beignets, Beignet Churro Sticks
SNO-La Snowballs: Beignet Snoball, Cafe Creme Snoball, Traditional Snowballs
Sweet Legacy: Fried Chicken and Beignets, Honey Pecan Beignets, Chicken Cracklin’
Ruby Slipper Café: Pork Cochon and Hollandaise Beignets, Bananas Foster Beignets
Valerie’s Creole Sneaux Catering: Shrimp Étouffée Beignet, Fruit Topping Beignet, Snoballs in the Kids’ Village
The Vintage: Cinnamon Sugar Beignet Bites
Additionally, the festival includes a Resource Walk and Kid’s Village for children, presented by Ochsner Hospital. For adults, there will be a Beer Garden with tents and Artist Market with handmade local art. In true NOLA style throughout the day live, local music will be played by artists: Imagination Movers, RumpelSTEELskin, Honey Island Swamp Band, Hot 8 Brass Band and Big Sam’s Funky Nation.
The event will take place Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 10p-6p at the Festival Grounds in New Orleans City Park. General admission to Beignet Fest is $5 and can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Children 12 years old and under are free with an accompanying adult. For visitors looking for a few perks, Beignet Fest is offering a VIP Experience that includes a prime viewing space, complimentary coffee and beignets from Cafe du Monde and more.
Follow the event on Facebook and Instragram (@Beignetfest).