RAIN OR SHINE!
City Park Festival Grounds
1701 Wisner Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70124
September 2-4, 2016
Louisiana Seafood Festival Enjoyed Continued Growth in Attendance
Bourbon House Awarded Fan Favorite Award
NEW ORLEANS, La. (September 10, 2015) – The Louisiana Seafood Festival hosted their largest crowds ever at City Park’s Festival Grounds as it moved to new dates over Labor Day weekend. Attendance figures were up, hosting over 56,000 guests at the 2015 festival.
“We are excited that the new dates worked out, although we are learning how to battle the blazing heat of early September,” said Tony Abadie, Foundation Vice President. “The crowds were great. We saw a healthy mix of locals and visitors enjoying the food and music. We have already hosted our first planning meeting for 2016 and are discussing ways to continue to improve the consumer and vendor experience.”
There are many signs that the crowds were large – Drago’s Seafood Restaurant served over 40,000 charbroiled oysters, Seither’s Seafood boiled and sold over 1,200 pounds of shrimp, and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra entertained thousands of children in the Kids tent.
Also, guests were invited to vote for their favorite dish on the festival’s smartphone app. The 2015 Louisiana Seafood Festival Fan Favorite Dish was awarded to Bourbon House for their New Orleans BBQ Shrimp Stuffed PoBoy.
The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, producer of the event, has confirmed they will return to City Park’s Festival Grounds on September 2-4, 2016.
Additional festival information is available at www.LouisianaSeafoodFestival.com.
About Louisiana Hospitality Foundation
Founded in 2006, the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation facilitates the efforts of the hospitality industry to improve Louisiana in a variety of ways and to provide support for the education, health and social welfare of children in the community. The Foundation works to focus the combined strength of the Louisiana hospitality industry, maximizing its ability to measurably improve the communities it serves. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $1 million in support of its mission. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouisianaHospitalityFoundationand on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lahospfound or for more information visit http://www.louisianahospitalityfoundation.org.
About Louisiana Seafood Festival:
The Louisiana Seafood Festival celebrates Louisiana’s extraordinary local cuisine. Starting with
everything fresh from the water, famous local chefs are cooking up shrimp, oysters, crawfish, crab, fish and alligator. Mouth-watering choices – grilled, boiled, fried and barbecued – create a seafood festival feast! The event is free and open to the public, and features live music, an art market, and food from some of the state’s most renowned restaurants and caterers. This annual event continues to serve fun and food to both locals and visitors. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, a 501c3 organization. Visit www.LouisianaSeafoodFestival.com for updated information. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LASeafoodFestival and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LASeafoodFest. Download the smartphone app, available for iPhone and Android.