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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 30 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Mar 30 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

George Porter Jr. Trio

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Join us for live entertainment  at the Maple Leaf Bar featuring George… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Mar 30 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 30 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Preservation Jazz…

Mar 30 - 30, 2015
Live New Orleans Jazz Nightly! more

Tennessee Williams:…

Mar 30 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 30 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 30 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… 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.