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COOLinary New…

Aug 27 - 31, 2014
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Culture Collision

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
Join us for the FREE annual happy hour that kicks off the 2014-15 New Orleans… more

Evening in the Garden

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
Come out to Longue Vue to enjoy the newest benefit of membership! On select… more

Galatoire’s 33 Bar &…

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
Join us for  Grgich Hills Estate Wine Dinner at Galatoire's 33 Bar &… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Aug 27 - 29, 2014
Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
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Mark of the Feminine

Aug 27 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Pub Quiz at the…

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
Test your knowledge of an array of topics, including World War II, at the… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

The Victory Belles –…

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles' newest red, white and blue celebration!… more

The Victory Belles –…

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles' newest red, white and blue celebration!… more

The Victory Belles –…

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
Salute the USA with the Victory Belles' newest red, white and blue celebration!… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
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Tropical Isle…

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
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True Colors Exhibition

Aug 27 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Aug 27 - 27, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Harrah’s New Orleans…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Harrah's New Orleans proudly celebrates the local sounds of the city by… more

Johnny Vidacovich,…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr.… more

Johnny Vidacovich,…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
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Life Drawing at…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Practice your life drawing skills with a live model on the historic estate of… more

COOLinary New…

Aug 27 - 31, 2014
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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.