The City of New Orleans Loves a Food Festival. Catch These in October.


New Orleans probably has a food festival for every food group imaginable. It's hard to go from week to week without one happening in this city. Food festivals in New Orleans go pretty hard all year long. Below are just a few you can catch in town this month.

Beignet Fest 2017 - October 7, 2017 (above)

From Savory Delicacies to Traditi onal Sweet Treats. Beignet Fest celebrates New Orleans' most iconic dessert: the beignet. From traditional sweet treats to savory delicacies that feature seafood, cheese and more, Beignet Fest serves up the best beignets in the South. In true New Orleans tradition, Beignet Fest features a myriad of restaurant vendors; local and regional musical entertainment; and family-friendly activities in the Kid's Village presented by Ochsner Hospital for Children. Awards are given for best traditional, best sweet, best savory, and crowd-favorite beignets. Proceeds from Beignet Fest benefit the Tres Doux Foundation. More information on Beignet Fest HERE.

Bridge City Gumbo Festival - October 13-15, 2017

Over 2,000 gallons of Bridge City's world famous gumbo will be cooked at the Bridge City Gumbo Festival on October 13th, 14th and 15th. Located on the West Bank, the festival is held at Gumbo Festival Park on Angel Square. Gates open at 5pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. Gates close at approximately 11pm Friday and Saturday and 9pm on Sunday. There will be live entertainment throughout the day, a fais-do-do dance area, a gumbo cook-off, arts and crafts and so much more! So bring the family and come on out to the "Gumbo Capitol of the World!


Happening over three weekends in October 2017 so come out for great German food, music, and beer!
October 6-7 * 13-14 * 20-21
Fridays - 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturdays - 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cost $8 ; children 12 and under free; tickets available at the entrance
Location: Deutsches Haus' New Home, 1700 Moss St., New Orleans, LA 70119
German food: brats, sauerkraut, special dinners like schnitzel, meatloaf, pork loin, sauerbraten, variety of German cheeses, large Bavarian-style pretzels, German desserts, and Bavarian nuts
German drinks: Approx. 16 different German beers, about 7 different wines and over 20 different schnapps
Oomph Music, dance performances, Dancing Chicken
First Keg Tap - Festival Opening - Friday, October 6th
Oktoberfest 5K Run / Walk - Friday, October 13th, register at…
Masskrugstemmen - Beer Stein Holding Contest, Daily Historical Exhibit
Souvenir Shop featuring German items
Dachshund Dash - Saturday, October 21st - about 60-75 wiener dogs race in a variety of categories.
More information on Oktoberfest HERE.

Oak Street Po-Boy Festival - October 22, 2017

Try over 50 different variations of the cla ssic sandwich while some of the best local bands in town provide the soundtrack. On top of all the fantastic food and music, Po-Boy Fest is also excited to add the return of the Where Y'Arts Market! We look forward to everybody coming out and helping us continue to make Po-Boy Fest one of the most unique and exciting events of the year! Food, Music, Art, Brews and Oak Street?! Doesn’t get much better! More information on the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival HERE.

NOLA Cochon de Lait Festival - October 21, 2017

#NOLAPORKFEST The First Annual NOLA Cochon de Lait Festival will take place on October 21, 2017 at S Claiborne Ave and S Carrollton Ave in Palmer Park in New Orleans! The Festival benefits the Citizens Organization for Police Support 2 (COPS2). The Festival is family-friendly and features free admission, live music, local food vendors, and local art vendors! More information on the NOLA Cochon de Lait Festival HERE.

NOLA Mac N' Cheese Fest - October 21, 2017 T

The inaugural Festival will feature Mac N Cheese dishes of many varieties from more than a dozen local restaurants along with a selection of other items from each of their menus. Their mac n cheese dishes will be judged by professional and celebrity judges! We will feature some of your favorite live bands from 11:00 am-7:00 pm. Beer, cocktails and beverages will be sold as well as the Inaugural NOLA Mac N Cheese Fest Poster, which will be limited and numbered. More information on the NOLA Mac N' Cheese Fest HERE.