Fresh off the press! I am so ready for this festival experience! I will be judging the event on Sunday, September 22nd at 1:00 pm.
The Festival is now 3 days, starting on Friday, September 20th and ending Sunday, September 22nd at Woldenberg Riverfront Park.
The festival will feature over 30 restaurants and there will be a prize for the best fried chicken. This is definitely a hot weekend!
The festival will feature music from some of my favorite artists:
I am looking forward to festing and hearing the City of Love choir and jamming to the marching 100, St. Augustine marching band. The Who dat playlist (y'all)..It's a whole mood!
Full schedule here: https://friedchickenfestival.com/music
fest like a vip
I will be giving away two VIP passes to the Crown Royal lounge. The VIP Giveaway will start on Instagram on 9/17 and end on 9/19. The winner for the passes will be announced on my @nolahousewives Instagram account on 9/19. Please check my Instagram for contest rules.
I will be giving away two shirts as door prizes at my Girls Night Out event on 9/20 at Revolution Bar.
I can't wait to see who the luck winner will be. You have to be at the Girls Night Out to enter for the raffle.
livin my fest life!
Join us at Buktu and Revolution NOLA for the Housewives In The City Girl's Night Out September social and Fall into Fashion on Friday!
This Happy Hour + Networking event is FREE to attend, but please register your ticket via Eventbrite. We will have signature drinks and food to purchase.
This event is hosted by: Tracey Wiley and Lynn Wesley Coleman!
***You do not have to be a Housewife! All women from all walks of life are welcome and encouraged to attend!***
What to expect:
--->Of course, Swag Bag full of goodies
--->Giveaways from local businesses
--->Networking, socializing, shopping and cocktails
---> Cute photos and professional photographers
---> Support and shop from some fabulous local lady bosses
The Revolution Bar
1840 Thalia Street
New Orleans, LA 70113
***If you are interested in getting your business involved please email email@example.com
I absolutely love and adore pumpkin patches. I also really LOVE fall season..I don't know if it's the color orange that get's me excited or the fashionista in me strutting in high boots and warm scarves that get me feeling warm & fuzzy all over.. Maybe it's the FOOTBALL!!! I am also a fan of fall cocktails- mainly delicious sangria recipes by yours truly (me) The spooky Friday the 13th movies give me all the necessary FEELS as well.. Pumpkin Spiced Latte in a can.. HARD PASS. I prefer the PJs coffee shop Pumpkin Praline https://www.pjscoffee.com/.
The kids have so much fun at the pumpkin patches and the photos are always amaze! I try to take the girls every year. We usually try to get to a few pumpkin patches. There's nothing better than going to Pumpkin Patches with friends & family.. On Halloween weekend, we always attend our neighborhood trunk and treat. This year, we may explore to many more pumpkin patches. Here are a few in the area. I would love to be that mom who can give candy out on Halloween but I am usually in the streets hustling for candy with my kids. I would really like to see one in the Eastern New Orleans area, maybe at a church! Please let me know if I missed any in the area in the blog.
Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch
Sept. 23 – Nov. 8
I have been researching this pumpkin patch for years. I really want to drive to Hammond so we can get this experience. The patch is supposed to be like a kid's dream patch! It's really fun that they host birthday parties here too...Besides picking a pumpkin from the field, there are several activities including zip lining, a hay maze, face painting and a nature trail. Hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 per child. Adults enter free.
St. Augustine's Pumpkin Patch
Opens Oct. 3“
This is my favorite pumpkin patch. The Great Pumpkin Patch sells pumpkins, gourds, jewelry, crafts and pumpkin-themed baked goods. They also have giveaways. The kids love the playground area and all of the activities. The pumpkin patch opens weekdays from noon to 8 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is FREE to attend.
First Presbyterian Church
New Orleans, La
Opens Sept. 29
Buy a pumpkin for a good cause at this patch. The 17th annual First Presbyterian Church Program of Hope Pumpkin Patch will open on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free. The pumpkin patch will open daily until pumpkins sell out. Hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
New Orleans, La
Opens Oct. 1
St. Andrew’s pumpkin patch offers delivery in the local area. Visit the kid-friendly pumpkin patch starting on Oct. 1. Get ready for the perfect photo op with the patch’s picture area on site. Purchase pumpkins here.... Hours are Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. I heard you have to get here early because they do sellout quick.
Sugar Roots Farm
Opens Oct. 6
My daughter attended during a school field trip. She had an awesome time. They also host birthday parties here. Sugar Roots Farm opens every Saturday in October for pumpkin picking in Algiers. Kids can also visit with farm animals and enjoy hot cider and baked goods. Entry to the farm costs $6 per person. Children age 2 and under enter free. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Paul's Episcopal School
Oct. 12 – Oct. 31
I really want to get to this pumpkin patch but can never catch them. St. Paul’s Pumpkin Patch offers a variety of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Open Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Oct. 13 – Oct. 31
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church hosts its annual pumpkin patch starting Oct. 13. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. There is no admission fee to enter the patch. The church also hosts its Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the front parking lot.
I am all about creating experiences for the kids. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. I visited the ice cream shop a few months back and enjoyed a scoop of seasonal, vegan watermelon lemonade sorbet ice cream. The vibe in the Marigny is colorful, sassy and hipsterific! I enjoy just walking down the streets and enjoying the scenery in the neighborhood.
My friend and I took our kids to enjoy some flavors and boy were they satisfied! They enjoyed the delightful atmosphere, lighting and the colorful ice cream flavors. The outside of the porch area is perfect to take photos and the area in the Marigny is so pretty. I had a scoop of the Peanut Crackle & Jam and oh my gooodness!!!! The best!! I also tried the Toasted Coconut ice cream. The kids enjoyed the Dark Chocolate and Cookies & Cream. The Butterscotch & Peacan was delicious!!! I spotted the Honey & Zapp flavor and fell in love..I love Zapps chips, so it was a perfect combo for this New Orleans girl.
New Orleans is a pretty HOT city, all year around. I am so excited to have an ice cream shop that is so warm and friendly to take the kids to in a vibrant neighborhood.
Sundae Best Ice Cream
2317 Burgundy Street
New Orleans, La 70117
No Popeyes? No problem! It's no surprise that 2019 National Fried Chicken Festival vendors Blue Oak BBQ, District Donuts Sliders Brew and presenting sponsor Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers made the list of best fried chicken sandwiches in #NOLA. Come see for yourselves Sept. 20 - 22 in Woldenberg Riverfront Park!
Following last year's wildly successful event, organizers of the National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane's have announced plans to expand the festival from two to three days in 2019. In 2018, the free festival drew more than 177,000 attendees, and organizers are expecting more than 200,000 for the fourth annual event taking place Sept. 20-22, 2019, in New Orleans' Woldenberg Riverfront Park.
The festival will feature over 30 local and national fried chicken vendors, as well as live performances from an all-star entertainment lineup including world-renowned St. Augustine High School Marching Band; new group Bounce Royalty comprised of Choppa, Cheeky Blakk, and DJ Jubilee, making their first performance as the newly formed group of bounce legends; Bonerama; Grammy-nominated Cha Wa; J & The Causeways; and the first-ever "Who Dat Playlist," a setlist essential for any Saints fan with DJ Raj Smoov, Shamarr Allen, and more. Those eager for this year's entertainment curated by OffBeat Magazine can listen and follow along with our Spotify playlist, now available under the title FCF 2019 by Fried Chicken Festival on the music platform.
The fourth annual event is also proud to introduce two new VIP experiences. The Bottomless Bubbles VIP Lounge presented by Chandon will include bottomless Chandon champagnes, food from 2018 "Best Fried Chicken" award-winner McHardy's Chicken & Fixin', access to tented, lounge seating, VIP restrooms, priority main stage viewing areas, and more. The second VIP experience, the Royalty Lounge presented by Crown Royal, will include three specialty Crown Royal cocktails, access to tented, lounge seating, food from the world-renowned Gus's Fried Chicken restaurant, VIP restroom access, and priority viewing of the DJ stage. VIP tickets will be available for pre-purchase online at friedchickenfestival.com/experiences as all as on-site while supplies last.
The NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest is excited to announce its 2019 food/beverage vendors, music lineup, art vendors and more for the third-annual festival taking place Saturday, October 12 at Louis Armstrong Park (11 am – 6 pm). The event is free and open to the public. The NOLA Mac n' Cheese Fest dedicates this year’s event to festival co-founder, Kent Broussard, who sadly passed away earlier this year. Kent was a joy to all who met him and the powerhouse leading the festival team.
NEW additions to this year’s festival include:
2019 Food + Beverage Vendors:
Music + Entertainment Lineup:
Art Market Vendors:
A special thanks to 2019 NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest Sponsors: Smirnoff (Official Spirits Sponsor), Cumulus Radio (Official Media Sponsor), Crescent Crown Distributing, Diament Public Relations, Louisiana Life Magazine, Michelli, Moulding & Millwork Supply and Piazza Seafood.
Opportunities are available! To learn more, visit https://www.nolamacncheesefest.com/volunteer.
2019 NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest, please visit www.Nolamacncheesefest.com.
Let the Good times roll!