The National Fried Chicken Festival, presented by Raising Cane’s
New Orleans Lakefront
New Orleans Lakefront (Lakeshore Dr & Franklin Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122, USA)
The sixth annual National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane's is returning to the New Orleans Lakefront this fall on Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. The outdoor, two-day festival will bring hundreds of thousands together from across the U.S. in celebration of the iconic Southern dish.
FCF 2023 will feature the best of the best, with over 50 participating restaurants and celebrity chefs showcasing their unique spins on fried chicken for a chance to win this year's title of "Best Fried Chicken." In addition to indulging in all the fried chicken they can eat, guests will enjoy three stages of live entertainment, two luxurious VIP lounges, a car show, a kids zone, a marketplace featuring products from local artisans and retailers, and a variety of other activities, activations, and photo ops throughout the weekend.
Situated on beautiful Lakeshore Drive, the festival boasts over one million square feet of lush green lawns and unobstructed waterfront views of Lake Pontchartrain, as far as the eyes can see. Come hungry for two full days of great food, music, and fun for the whole family.
Children 12 and under receive free admission with a ticketed adult.
Last entry is one hour prior to the end of the festival. Gates will close one hour prior to the end of the festival.
Parking Information: Guests can park for free at the UNO Lakefront Arena for easy walking access to the festival. Overflow parking is available on the main campus of the University of New Orleans, and a free shuttle will transport guests to the festival site.
The National Fried Chicken Festival is committed to being accessible to all. Accessibility information will be provided on our website shortly.
Purchasers will receive an order confirmation email upon purchase; digital tickets will be emailed out 48 hours before the event begins. All sales are final, no refunds are allowed.
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Food & Drink
General Admission - Sunday
General Admission - Weekend
Royalty VIP Lounge - Sunday
Chicken and Bubbles VIP Lounge - Saturday
Chicken and Bubbles VIP Lounge - Sunday