3rd annual Fried Chicken Fest to feature new vendors, beer garden

Fried Chicken Fest at Woldenberg Park
Updated: Aug. 21, 2018 at 1:07 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Don't worry, there will be enough chicken to go around next month at the Fried Chicken Festival.

The third annual fest will feature more than 30 restaurants from across the country at Woldenberg Riverfront Park on the Mississippi.

The free fest will be on Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Veganation, a California vegan restaurant, was added to the list of vendors this year. Veganation plans to debut a vegan Cajun southern "fried chicken" and waffles. A new beer tasting garden hosted by Miller Coors and NOLA Brewery along with a Crown Royalty Lounge is also set to debut this year.

Participating Restaurants:

  • Bayou Hot Wings of New Orleans
  • Belle's Diner of New Orleans
  • Blue Oak BBQ of New Orleans
  • Bonafried Food Truck of New Orleans
  • Chicken Box of Houston
  • Crepes a la Cart of New Orleans
  • Diva Dawg Food Truck of New Orleans
  • Dunbar's Creole Cuisine of New Orleans
  • Eugene's Hot Chicken Wings of Birmingham
  • Fatty's Cracklin of Mobile, Mississippi
  • Felipe's Taqueria of New Orleans
  • Flavor Creations of New Orleans
  • Frazier's Connection Restaurant of Marrero
  • Frenchmen Deli & Grocery of New Orleans
  • Frencheeze Food Truck of New Orleans
  • Gus's Fried Chicken of Memphis
  • Heard Dat Kitchen of New Orleans
  • King of Pops of Atlanta
  • Ma Momma's House of Cornbread and Waffles of New Orleans
  • Max's Wine Dive of Austin
  • McHardy's Chicken 'n' Fixins of New Orleans
  • Oceana Grill of New Orleans
  • Old School Eats of Covington
  • Orleagian Snowballs of Atlanta
  • Pollo Gourmet Chicken Joint of Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sucre of New Orleans
  • Sweet Legacy of New Orleans
  • The Original Fiorella's Cafe' of New Orleans
  • Theaudric's Real Clever Cuisine of New Orleans
  • Tiger's Creole Cuisine of New Orleans
  • Veganation of San Francisco
  • We Dat's Chicken & Shrimp of New Orleans
  • Willie's Chicken Shack of New Orleans

According to our partners NOLA.com I Times-Picayune the menu for each restaurant should be posted on Sept. 10.

Organizers estimate about 166,000 people attended the fest in 2017 and expect more than 200,000 this year. Raising Cane's is among the sponsors.

For more information on the festival, head over to friedchickenfestival.com.

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