Press Release

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Beignet Fest Announces Updated Information for Rescheduled Event

Festival to take place Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 5 pm

 

New Orleans, LA (November 1, 2017) – Originally set for the first Saturday in October, the 2nd Annual Beignet Fest has been rescheduled to Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Festival Grounds at New Orleans City Park. Many of the same features are planned, with some new elements to go along with the new date.

Free and open to the public, the event will feature more than 20 beignet dishes with sweet and savory options, as well as live, local music throughout the day by some of the city’s most popular performers. There will also be a Kid’s Village presented by Ochsner Hospital for Children.

“We’re thrilled to be able to have the event this year – just on a different date,” said Festival Founder Sherwood Collins. “City Park helped us identify a new date quickly when we were faced with the threat of Hurricane Nate in the beginning of October. And all our food vendors were incredibly accommodating, adjusting their plans to participate on December 2.”

An event map and full menu of beignet dishes can be found online at www.beignetfest.com.

Due to tour schedules, the music schedule has changed as follows:

 

Hill Country Hounds: 10:30-11:15AM

One Love Brass Band: Noon-1:00PM

John ‘Papa’ Gros Band: 1:50-3:00PM

Brass-a-holics: 3:45-4:45PM

 

Both Eric Lindell and the Imagination Movers, originally scheduled for this year’s event, have committed to playing at next year’s Beignet Fest.

“Despite a couple of changes with the music schedule, the December date has actually given us a chance to add new features, one of which is a Holiday Artist Village,” said Collins. “We put the idea out there, and our local artist community responded enthusiastically.”

The following artists will be participating in the Holiday Artist Village:

Art by Jane Brewster

Bontemps Boutique

Clay Creations

Discovery Toys

Fit to be Tied

John Darre Fine Art

Joshua Lee Studio

Kabuki Design Studio

Kiki Huston Jewelry

Lizano Glass Haus

Michelle Benson Huck Pottery

Party Pirogues

Schnell Studio

Shae Shea

Shaun Alleman Art and Design

Sock Spot

Square Peg Woodworks

Stephen Darre Art

Still Waters Jewelry

Tchoup Industries

 

Another change for the event, organizers have adjusted the VIP Experience, which will now be opened to all ages with new ticketing ticket options, which can be purchased in advance on www.beignetfest.com. Specifically, Adults 21+ are $50 per person and Children 4 and up are $10 each with an accompanying adult. Children 3 and under are free with an accompanying adult.

The VIP Experience includes a prime, private viewing area in front of the stage with a tented area just off to the side of the stage. There will be dedicated restrooms and complimentary beverages inside the VIP Experience tent, including bottled water courtesy of Robért French Market, cold brew coffee from French Market Coffee, beer by Abita Brewing Co, and mimosas by Barefoot Wines.

As usual, food and beverage tickets will be sold on site and must be used to purchase the different beignet dishes, as well as all beverages. No outside food and beverages are allowed. Proceeds from the sale of food and beverages benefit the Tres Doux Foundation, which makes grants to local autism programs in Greater New Orleans.

For more information about Beignet Fest, visit www.beignetfest.com or connect with Beignet Fest on Facebook and Instagram (@BeignetFest) (#BeignetFest).

 

About Beignet Fest: Beignet Fest celebrates New Orleans’ most iconic dessert: the beignet. From traditional sweet treats to savory delicacies that feature seafood, cheese and more, the 2nd Annual Beignet Fest is serving up the best beignets in the South on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Proceeds from Beignet Fest will benefit the Tres Doux Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits serving children with developmental delays.

 

About Tres Doux Foundation: The mission of the Tres Doux Foundation is to celebrate, embrace and enhance the lives of children with developmental delays and disabilities by presenting them as whole beings, and to support organizations that do the same.

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