Beignet Fest Moves to November for Cooler Temperatures

NEW ORLEANS – The Beignet Fest Foundation has announced that the seventh annual Beignet Fest will move from September to November this year. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16 at New Orleans City Park’s Festival Grounds. The foundation said it is seeking cooler weather for the event, which has endured record heat the last two years.

“This past September, nearly 12,000 fest goers attended Beignet Fest and raised critical funds for children on the autism spectrum,” says Sherwood Collins, co-founder and executive director of Beignet Fest and the Beignet Fest Foundation, in a press release. “But while attendees chowed down on more than 50 unique takes on sweet and savory beignets and enjoyed live local music, the heat made it a challenge to fully enjoy the day.”

The foundation hopes that cooler temperatures will mean a more enjoyable day and larger crowds. The sensory friendly Kids Village created by Children’s Hospital New Orleans will return this year, along with live music, an art market and vendors selling beignets of all kinds. There will be more VIP options with multiple tents and larger spaces. 

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Beignet Fest entertainment and ticket sales will be announced in the spring. All proceeds will benefit the Beignet Fest Foundation mission to “celebrate, embrace and empower the lives of children with autism and their families.”

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