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“Bites of Bywater”

Sep 23 - 24, 2014
Dishcrawl, a national start-up founded on the premise that communities can be… more

Family Yoga at Longue…

Sep 23 - 23, 2014
Mothers, fathers or caregivers and children 3 months to crawling can join in on… more

Irvin Mayfield Jazz…

Sep 23 - 23, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 23 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 23 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 23 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

New Orleans Fringe…

Sep 23 - Oct 15, 2014
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Standing in the…

Sep 23 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Standing in the…

Sep 23 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 23 - Nov 19, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 23, 2014 - Jun 24, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Sep 23 - Oct 7, 2014
Join us for "Organ & Labyrinth" and candlelight with Albinas… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 24 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 24 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 24 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 24 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Pub Quiz

Sep 24 - 24, 2014
Test your knowledge of an array of topics, including World War II, at the… more

The Pretty Reckless

Sep 24 - 24, 2014
THE PRETTY RECKLESS IS A NEW YORK HARD-ROCK BAND FRONTED BY ACTRESS AND… more

The Victory Belles…

Sep 24 - 24, 2014
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 24 - 24, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

“Bites of Bywater”

Sep 23 - 24, 2014
Dishcrawl, a national start-up founded on the premise that communities can be… more

The 28th Annual French Market Creole Tomato Festival is June 7 & 8, 2014 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the historic French Market District, from Dumaine to Barracks Street

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Amy Kirk Duvoisin, Marketing Director
The French Market
(504) 522-2621 ext. 205.

Chefs, produce vendors, food booth vendors, performers,  and entertainers from the festival are available for interviews and on-air appearances. akirk@frenchmarket.org.

     The 28th Annual French Market Creole Tomato Festival is June 7 & 8, 2014 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the historic French Market District, from Dumaine to Barracks Street

FEATURING:

  • Abita Beer main music stage at the Flea Market & Abita beer for sale throughout the Fest
  • Cooking demonstrations & tomato-eating contests at the Farmers Market stage
  • Fourteen festival food booths along French Market Place featuring Creole tomato dishes
  • Live music & children's activities in Dutch Alley including indoor entertainment in the Jazz Park
  • Fresh Creole tomatoes for sale & free tomatoes with retail purchases of $30 at French Market District shops

NEW THIS YEAR! 

The Inaugural French Market Summer Harvest Gala pre-festival celebration June 4th 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Plus these new special events during the Fest:  ***PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES**

  • A "RIPE ‘N READY" RALLY AND SECONDLINE will kick off the festival weekend at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 7th , after a public biting into the first fresh Creole tomatoes at the "First Bite of the Fest" on the Abita mainstage.
  • A "BEST OF THE FEST" food booth contest hosted by Southern Food and Beverage Museum will be held Saturday morning June 7th. Judges will select Healthiest, Tastiest, Most Creative, and Best Traditional use of Creole Tomato in a Dish. Announcement of winners will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday June 7th at the Farmers Market stage.
  • CREOLE TOMATO EATING CONTESTS for kids & adults @ 1:00 p.m. at the Farmers Market stage on Sunday June 8th.