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31st Annual Riverwalk…

Feb 27 - 27, 2017
Join us for 31st Annual Lundi Gras celebration at the  Riverwalk… more

CANO & PhotoNOLA…

Feb 27 - 28, 2017
CANO is proud to announce our first photography exhibition in conjunction with… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Feb 27, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

International House…

Feb 27 - 27, 2017
To many, Mardi Gras means purple, green and gold blinking beads and kegs of… more

Lundi Gras with New…

Feb 27 - 27, 2017
Join us for live music on Lundi Gras featuring the New Orleans Suspects! more

Mardi Gras Bourbon…

Feb 27 - 28, 2017
LIMITED VIP Mardi Gras Bourbon Street Balcony Tickets! Being "above the… more

Monday Blues

Feb 27, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

New Orleans Museum of…

Feb 27 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

Second FRIDAY…

Feb 27 - Mar 4, 2017
'New Work by Max Seckel & Bruce Drinnon'. exhibition dates: February 10 -… more

The Irish House…

Feb 27, 2017
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

Feb 27 - Jul 31, 2017
The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing… more

The Somerton Suitcase…

Feb 27, 2017
The Somerton Suitcase is live every Monday night at VASO on Frenchmen St. Catch… more

Clarence John…

Feb 28 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Exhibition to feature…

Feb 28 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Singer/Songerwriter…

Feb 28, 2017 - Jan 06, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. House of Blues New Orleans hosts a new weekly… more

Comedy Gold hosted by…

Mar 01, 2017 - Jan 07, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages (content may not be appropriate for all ages).… more

Drive Through Ashes

Mar 1 - 1, 2017
Finish out Carnival season the old New Orleans way by participating in Ash… more

Flogging Molly

Mar 1 - 1, 2017
Flogging Molly has never conformed to industry tastes; they've always been the… more

The Maison Presents -…

Mar 1 - Jul 26, 2017
The New Orleans Jazz Vipers play a free dinner show at The Maison every… more

Heart of the House

Mar 02, 2017 - Jan 08, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Heart of the House puts the spotlight on House… more

31st Annual Riverwalk…

Feb 27 - 27, 2017
Join us for 31st Annual Lundi Gras celebration at the  Riverwalk… 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.