Louisiana Seafood Festival Returns in 2013 at New Location and Announces Sponsors & Music Lineup
NEW ORLEANS, La. (August 26, 2013) – The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are excited to announce plans for the 2013 Louisiana Seafood Festival, a celebration of Louisiana’s seafood heritage and most famous cuisine, our fresh and flavorful seafood. The three-day festival will be hosted RAIN OR SHINE at the new City Park Festival Grounds in the heart of New Orleans from Friday, October 11 through Sunday, October 13:
Friday, October 11: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 12: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 13: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The 2013 festival will offer menus from some of the best restaurants and caterers in the state. Attendees can enjoy live music all three days, culinary demonstrations from noted chefs and seafood education sessions in a special pavilion, all free for the whole family. Festival features include:
- • An Incredible Musical Lineup including Better Than Ezra, Honey Island Swamp Band, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes and many more.
- • A 4,000 Square Foot Covered Pavilion featuring celebrity chef demonstrations.
- • A Kid’s Pavilion with special activities from the Louisiana Children’s Museum.
- • An Arts & Crafts Village showcasing gifts, décor and more.
- • Food and Beverages from some of the best vendors in the state.
- • Free Admission — bring your friends and family!
The festival is produced by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve Louisiana communities by providing support for education, health, and social welfare. Proceeds from the festival will benefit this important foundation.
“We are thrilled to produce another exciting free festival in New Orleans,” said Tony Abadie, Event Chairman, Foundation Executive Vice President and Director of Catering and Events at New Orleans Hilton Riverside. “We are looking forward to everything City Park’s new festival grounds will allow us to offer, from expanded space for vendors and guest activities to beautiful shade trees. Make plans now to join us in October!”
The 2013 festival sponsors include:
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 nearly $1 million in support of its mission. Follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LouisianaHospitalityFoundation or for more information visit www.louisianahospitalityfoundation.org.
“As the chief of Louisiana tourism, I know that seafood is one of the biggest draws to our state,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. “That’s why the Louisiana Seafood Festival is so important—it keeps Louisiana Seafood at the top of the list for quality, freshness and abundance, and I’m proud to support this festival along with Chef John Folse and the rest of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.”
A complete listing of the 2013 food vendors and musicians can be viewed at www.LouisianaSeafoodFestival.com. Additional information will be posted at www.facebook.com/LASeafoodFestival.