A local New Orleans couple, Amy and Sherwood Collins, realized through their journey with their autistic son, Liam, that New Orleans needed more programs to serve children with developmental delays, so they organized corporate sponsors and friends to put on the first Beignet Fest in October 2016 as a way to raise awareness and money for the cause.
Admission is free! You only need to worry about purchasing food and beverage to keep it that way. No outside food/beverage is allowed. Food and beverages can be purchased with tickets that you buy at the festival. That’s how we raise money for local autism programs.
There’s a paid-admission VIP Experience available for ages 21+. Details can be found here.
Sure! You can donate to the Tres Doux Foundation here.
Food and Beverage tickets will be sold on-site for $1 each. Tickets stands will be located at the main entrance near the Reunion Shelter Pavilion and at a another location inside the festival grounds near the track. A map and menu with prices for this year’s beignet creations is available at the bottom of our location and map page. You can also download it from the top of the location and map page here.
Yes! There’s a paid-admission VIP Experience available for ages 21+. Details can be found here.
Beignet Fest will be held at the City Park Festival Grounds, located at 4 Friedrichs Ave, New Orleans LA 70124. Map it here.
Handicap parking and an accessible entrance are located at the Reunion Shelter Pavilion by the main entrance to the festival. There are also handicap port-a-lets on the grounds.
We are excited to offer sensory-friendly activities for guests with developmental delays in the Kid’s Village presented by Ochsner Hospital for Children.
The event will be held rain or shine. In the event, heavy rain is projected for Saturday, we will make a decision in advance to move the event to Sunday.
Feel free to bring a lot of money to buy things, plus strollers, wagons, blankets, chairs, sunscreen, sunglasses, and maybe a hat. Please keep the area in front of the stage open for standing room.
DO NOT BRING outside food and beverage, weapons of any kind, illegal drugs or paraphernalia, unauthorized audio/video recording equipment, or pets/live animals.
ATMs are located at Reunion Shelter.
Check out all of our Beignet Fest supporters here