Bloody Mary Festival, dedicated to the popular brunch cocktail, set for Nov. 2 – 3

Bloody Mary lovers can raise those glasses at a fest dedicated to the popular brunch cocktail. The Bloody Mary Festival returns to the Howlin’ Wolf on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3.

Source: The Bloody Mary Festival

The Bloody Mary Festival brings together the most innovative and crafty Bloody Mary mixes made by local bars and restaurants. Festival organizers announced nearly two dozen beverage and food vendors.

Guests will also have the chance to taste them all before voting for a favorite in the “People’s Choice Award.” A panel of judges will award the “Best Bloody Mary in New Orleans.”

And of course – there will be food, beverages, live music, photo ops and more.

Festival participants include a wide range of Bloody Mary mixes. Organizers say more participants may be named in the coming weeks.

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Bloody Mary Festival
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Here’s the list of Bloody Mary vendors at the 2019 event:

  • Oceana Grill
  • The Maison
  • Meril
  • Wakin’ Bakin’
  • Roosevelt Hotel Bar
  • Bobby Hebert’s Cajun Cannon
  • Ruby Slipper Café
  • The Country Club
  • Ol’ Saint Bar / Geaux Creole
  • Café Navarre
  • Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes
  • The Bloody Buddy
  • MiddleBar
  • Slap Ya Mama Cajun Products
  • Cajun Legacy Bloody Mary Blend
Bloody Mary Festival
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In addition to Bloody Marys, the festival includes companies sampling food, beverages and more. Participating companies include:

  • Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Cypress Grove Cheese
  • Congregation Coffee
  • Pickled NOLA
  • Aunt Sally’s Pralines
  • Big Easy Bucha
  • The Sassy Chef
  • Elmer’s CheeWees
  • Cousin’s Products
Bloody Mary Festival
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Tickets start at $35. Tickets to the festival include participating Bloody Marys, live music, tastes of local products, temporary tattoos, photo ops and one vote for The People’s Choice Award.

The festival will have two sessions daily from noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

New Orleans is one of 10 cities nationwide to host The Bloody Mary Festival in 2019. The festival was recently nominated as the “Top 10 Specialty Food Festival” by USA Today.

For more information on the Bloody Mary Festival, visit the website.

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