Fried Chicken Fest 2018: More than a dozen food items for $5 or less

The National Fried Chicken Festival will feature more than 30 restaurants from around the country frying a mix of traditional and creative finger-licking poultry dishes. The free festival hits Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Festival

The free fest will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Festival organizers cooked up some new things to look out for like more vegan options and a beer tasting garden. Festival-goers can also check out a hot music lineup to go along with their delicious chicken, with artists like Flow Tribe and DJ Mannie Fresh.

While the Fried Chicken Festival will offer plenty of dishes for festival-goers to dig into, we know things can quickly add up. Menu prices for food items range from to $2 to $15, with some of the festival’s most delectable dishes falling in the higher price range.

However, sometimes you only have a couple of bucks, to bite into what the fest has to offer. So, we were able to pinpoint more than a dozen food items that landed under the $5 price range.

We put together a list of great food items for the budget-conscious festival-goer heading to the Fried Chicken Festival. You can also check out the complete festival menu here.

If you’re heading to the fest on a tight budget, here is a list of items you can buy for $5 or less:

Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Fest/Frencheeze

Bayou Hot Wings
Ranch Fries or Seasoned Fries – $4

Blue Oak BBQ
Roasted Garlic Mac & Cheese – $5

Fatty’s Cracklins – Woodville, Mississippi
Chicken Cracklins – $5

Flavor Creations, LLC.
Pralines – $2

Frencheeze Food Truck
Macaroni and Cheeze Ballz – smoked gouda macaroni and cheese FRIED – $4
Hand-Cut Fries, with truffle parmesan and rosemary aioli – $5
4th Grader (kids grilled cheese) – $5

Nola Chef Table
Pecan Pies – $4
Sweet Potato Pie – $3

Orlegian Snow Balls
Orleagian Snowballs will offer 10 flavors – $4/each
Hurricane Katrina, Wedding Cake, Sour Apple, Strawberry, Mango, Blue Raspberry, Georgia Peach, Tiger’s Blood, Pina Colada, Pink lemonade

2pc Buttermilk Fire Fried Chicken Drumstick & Thigh w/ French Fries – $5
3pc Buttermilk Fire Fried Chicken Tenders w/ French Fries – $5
King Cake slice – $3

Sweet Legacy
Old fashioned bread pudding w/ rum sauce – $5

Tiger’s Creole Cuisine
Candied Yams – $4

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