Beignet Fest 2018: More than 30 beignet creations on menu, music lineup announced

Beignet Fest will feature more than 30 beignet creations from Louisiana food vendors and some of the area’s favorite bands. The fest returns to the Festival Grounds at City Park on Oct. 6.

Festival organizers announced the full slate of food vendors and musical lineup along with event details, according to a release.

Some of the vendors will include local favorites like Cafe du Monde, Katie’s Restaurant, New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company and The Ruby Slipper Cafe. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“This year’s festival promises to be the biggest yet,”festival founder and event producer Sherwood Collins said. “We have more beignet dishes than ever before, bigger musical acts – and we also have the benefit of a title sponsor for 2018 with local favorite, French Market Coffee.”

The complete menu and musical lineup for Beignet Fest is outlined below and can found at www.beignetfest.com.

Photo courtesy: Beignet Fest via Facebook

Food vendors include:

The musical lineup includes:

Photo courtesy: Beignet Fest via Facebook

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Additional elements of the festival include a Kid’s Village presented by Ochsner Hospital for Children, as well as an Artist Market with local and regional artwork and crafts for sale. Beignet Fest merchandise featuring tees and tanks will be for sale on site, as well. Fest goers can purchase Beignet Fest merchandise ahead of the festival online.

Collins expects 20,000 to 25,000 people will attend the festival this year. For those looking for a few perks, Beignet Fest is offering a VIP Experience that includes a prime, private viewing space near the stage, complimentary beignets and beverages from Café du Monde from 10AM to 12PM and other perks throughout the day. Complete information and tickets for the VIP Experience are available on the Beignet Fest website.

Beignet Fest is a project of the Tres Doux Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization which makes grants to local autism programs annually based on the proceeds from the festival. The event and its foundation were created by Collins and his wife, Amy, inspired by their journey with their son, Liam, who is on the autism spectrum. To date, the Tres Doux Foundation has made more than $30,000 in grants to local nonprofits including YMCA of Greater New Orleans, Families Helping Families, the Autism Society of New Orleans and Ochsner Hospital for Children.

For more information about Beignet Fest, visit www.beignetfest.com or connect with Beignet Fest on Facebook and Instagram (@BeignetFest) (#BeignetFest).

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