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17th Annual Martin…

Jan 26 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… more

Alliance Francaise

Jan 26 - 31, 2015
Learn French with the Alliance Française- now in METAIRIE! Our next… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Jan 26 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Artist Spotlight…

Jan 26 - Mar 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

BODY ELECTRIC Group…

Jan 26 - Mar 1, 2015
Inspired by Walt Whitman's "I Sing the Body Electric", this… more

Jon Cleary & the…

Jan 26 - 26, 2015
Join us for Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen. more

Tai Chi/Chi Kung

Jan 26 - 26, 2015
NOMA, in collaboration with the East Jefferson Wellness Center offers wellness… more

The Alliance…

Jan 26 - 26, 2015
A free-spirited young woman with a quirky idea of political engagement crosses… more

The Gasperi…

Jan 26 - Feb 22, 2015
Richard Gasperi opened Gasperi Gallery in the French Quarter in 1980.… more

The New Orleans…

Jan 26 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

"Organ and Labyrinth"…

Jan 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for  "Organ and Labyrinth" and Candlelight with Albinas… more

Baby Arts Play! at…

Jan 27 - 27, 2015
Instill a love of art at a young age through a guided, hands-on gallery… more

Dishcrawl on Oak

Jan 27 - 28, 2015
Get ready for a fun night of exciting, unexpected dishes from top-rated… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 27 - 27, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Jan 27 - 27, 2015
"Standing in the Shadows (no more)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

DANCING WITH THE…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Dancing with the Stars, ABC's leading entertainment show, produced by BBC… more

House of Blues…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
A death metal band from New York, this seasoned group has put out thirteen… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring Mainline Brass Band. more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Jan 28 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Music at the Mint…

Jan 28 - 28, 2015
Come and enjoy the music of Jazz with the New Orleans Rhythm Devils. more

17th Annual Martin…

Jan 26 - Mar 7, 2015
Join us for the 17th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Art… 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.