Press Release

Friday, October 06, 2017

Beignet Fest Postponed Until Saturday, December 2

 2nd Annual Beignet Fest moves date out of an abundance of caution, with public’s safety in mind

New Orleans, LA (October 5, 2017) – With the support of New Orleans City Park and a host of food vendors, the 2nd Annual Beignet Fest will move to Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 10AM-6PM. After the Mayor’s office released updates this afternoon urging citizens to stay home this weekend due to a severe weather advisory, the festival’s organizers decided to move the event out of an abundance of caution. They are also conscious of the increased strain on the police and fire departments that will now be focused on 24-hour hurricane preparation.


“We strongly believe that the public’s safety, and the safety of our law enforcement officers, must remain a top priority,” said Beignet Fest Founder and Event Producer Sherwood Collins. “We urge everyone to follow the instructions from the Mayor’s office and stay home this weekend out of an abundance of caution, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the festival at City Park on December 2.”


The Beignet Fest team made the decision to reschedule the festival after the statement from the Mayor’s office and today’s 4PM weather advisory on the local news. The combination of the news from city government, the latest weather information and the refocusing of the police and fire departments on tropical storm preparedness led the team to its decision.


For more information about Beignet Fest, visit 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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