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Enhanced Beignet Fest 2023: Exciting New Options!

Beignet Fest: A Celebration of Flavors and Support for Autism Awareness

Crabmeat beignets? Blackberry cloud beignets? Sweet potato cheesecake and espresso praline beignets?

It’s all on tap for the Sept. 23 Beignet Fest, the one-day fried-dough festival that celebrates one of the city’s most flavorful dishes and helps raise funds for autism awareness and support.

In keeping with the spirit, the event at the City Park festival grounds features a Kids Village created by Children’s Hospital New Orleans with experiences for all children, to support those with autism and related developmental differences.

Cochon beignet PROVIDED PHOTO/Sam Hanna

Tantalizing Beignet Options

On the flavor front, organizers point to more than 80 menu options, almost 50 of which will be beignet-based selections, including Loretta’s praline beignet and the crabmeat and cloud versions.

Some of the other options will include a bourbon brisket beignet, pear and brie beignets and more.

Vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten-free choices, will be also be added to the selection.

Also be on the lookout for ice cream-stuffed beignets, pizza beignets and, for a double dose of New Orleans cultural creativity, a Bananas Foster beignet.

Very berry lemon beignets PROVIDED PHOTO/Sam Hanna

More Than Just Beignets

For those wanting something else (why?), options will include fried chicken and a crabmeat “grill cheesy.”

Vendors from Texas and Alabama will join Crescent City purveyors of the pillow treats.

A Full Day of Entertainment

Entertainment will be as lively as the food, with Flagboy Giz and Flow Tribe headlining, joined by such groups as Black Magic Drumline, Imagination Movers, New Soul Finders, and Mia Borders.

There will also be a beer garden, artist market, shade tents, and parking shuttle.

Join the Festivities

The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets start at $20. For vendors and musicians, visit


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