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Behind-the-Scenes of the National Fried Chicken Festival

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Fried Chicken Festival. (Photo: Paul Broussard)

Crispy, extra crispy, double dipped, spicy, mild, extra spicy, and vegan? Yes, vegan. Fried chicken is served a lot of ways in a lot of wonderful places in New Orleans. It’s a staple on many menus. So come sample some of the best at the National Fried Chicken Festival presented by Raising Canes in September at Woldenberg Park on the river.

The free, two-day, outdoor festival features food from more than 35 restaurants, music on two stages, cooking demonstrations, family-friendly activities as well as a fried chicken finger eating contest. And, naturally, the chefs compete in best fried chicken and best fried chicken dish contests. Special VIP tickets are available for purchase that include access to a private area near the stage, Moet Champagne, VIP restrooms, and more. For a behind-the-scenes look at the festival, check out our GoNOLA video.

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