FAQ’s

Your attendance and patronage at the event is the best way to support the mission of the Tres Doux Foundation. The profit we earn from the sale of food and beverage at Beignet Fest will be put right back into our community, funding programs that serve children with autism and other development delays.

If your business or the company you work for would like more information about sponsoring Beignet Fest, we would love to talk to you. Please email Amy Collins at amy@gambelpr.com for more information on sponsorships.

In the event of rain, Beignet Fest will be moved to Saturday, October 22. Follow Beignet Fest on Facebook and Instagram for the latest announcements concerning the weather.

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Beignet Fest is a family-friendly event. If it is helpful to you to bring a stroller for your child, please do so. No wagons, please.
Please see the Kid’s Village page for more details on accommodations and activities for families.

For the protection and safety of all those in attendance, please leave pets at home. No dogs or any other pets will be allowed in the park the day of the event.

As with other festivals at Lafayette Square, there will be a standing only section near the stage, but the rest of the park will be open for people to set up a space for family and friends to enjoy the day with. Bag chairs and picnic blankets will be allowed. No umbrellas, tents or any other sun shades are allowed. Absolutely no stakes can be put in the ground at Lafayette Square.

Yes! A panel of celebrity judges will select winners for best savory beignet, best sweet beignet and most innovative beignet. A social media driven contest for crowd favorite will also be awarded. Be sure to follow Beignet Fest on Facebook and Instagram to be able to participate in the voting for crowd favorite the day of the event.

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We’ve invited restaurants and caterers from across Greater New Orleans and beyond to dream up their take on the iconic beignet. There will be savory beignets with seafood, cheese and more. And of course, expect to have plenty of sweet choices, too! See a list of food vendors.

There will be soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, cocktails and beer available for sale. Generally, pricing will be from $3 to $9 based on the food item or beverage.

By Car: Metered parking is available throughout downtown on neighboring streets. There are also pay-to-park lots nearby.

Public Transit: The Streetcar runs along St. Charles Avenue right next to the park, and public busses also run nearby.

Bicycle: Consider riding your bicycle. Note – No bicycles allowed in the park.

Beignet Fest is free and open to the public. Food and beverage sales keep it free, so please do not bring any outside food or beverages with you. This event is a fundraiser, and your food/beverage purchases contribute to the cause, which you can read more about here.

All food and beverage is available for purchase using tickets. Please look for clearly marked ticket sales stations in the park the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased with cash or credit card.

If you have any other questions about the festival, please contact sherwoodcollins@gmail.com.