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Thousands gather for Oak Street Po-Boy Festival


New Orleans, LA -- The Oak Street Po-Boy festival is a one day event, but more 40,000 to 50,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Approximately 30 local vendors and restaurants from across the New Orleans area make their way to historical Oak Street for the sixth annual festival.

For a po-boy lover, it's a tough choice trying to decide what to eat first.

"French fries with duck gravy was delicious, the sea-food au gratin croissant, then we had to stop cause we were full," says Sherry Bedrossian of New Orleans.

With two stages of live music, a panel of discussions covering the history of the po-boy, the Oak Street po-boy festival is no longer the new kid on the block.

After five years, organizers have learned how to keep this crowd moving thanks to some new changes hoping to cut down on wait times.

"We've pulled most of the vendors off Oak Street itself and put them on the side streets. We also put the stages on the side streets," says organizer, Hank Staples.

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