The 10th Annual Oak Street Po Boy Festival will be Sunday, October 23rd, 2016!

Congratulations to our 2015 winners!

  • Best Beef: La Casita's slow braised brisket with pico del gallo, salsa verde and torched Monterey Jack cheese
  • Best Crab: Ajun Cajun's soft shell crab with "pink sauce" (Japanese seasoned mayonnaise)
  • Best Fish: Ajun Cajun's catfish
  • Best 'Gamey': Mahony's roasted lamb shoulder
  • Best Oyster: Parkway Bakery's BabyMaker (fried oysters, bacon and cheddar with remoulade sauce)
  • Best Pork: Blue Oak BBQ's Kung Pao Pork
  • Best Traditional Sausage: Ms. Linda's alligator sausage
  • Best 'Rad' Sausage: Knights of Columbus' turducken sausage
  • Best Specialty Seafood: Trenasse's Louisiana catfish meunière with smoked tomatoes
  • Best Traditional Shrimp: Gattuso's fried shrimp
  • Best 'Rad' Shrimp: Jack Dempsey's fried shrimp remoulade
  • 'What tha...' Award: Red Fish Grill's Uptown surf and turf (catfish and hot sausage)

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                             

2014 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, Presented by Abita

9th ANNUAL OAK STREET PO-BOY FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY ABITA
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2015 | 10AM-6PM

On Sunday November 22nd, 2015: The Oak Street business corridor in the neighborhood of Carrollton will be transformed into one of the most unique festivals in the world, the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival! This event features some of the finest restaurants, artists and musicians in the Crescent City, all coming together in appreciation of one of New Orleans most distinct and delicious creations… The legendary Po-Boy Sandwich.

Over 40 different food vendors will be serving up their own take on this tasty classic while some of the best local bands in town provide the soundtrack. On top of all the fantastic food and music, Po-Boy Fest is also excited to add the return of an Arts Market! We look forward to everybody coming out and helping us continue to make Po-Boy Fest one of the most unique and exciting events of the year! Food, Music, Art and Oak Street? Doesn’t get much better! 

Come out and see for yourself why Gambit Weekly readers have picked us as the Best Food Festival 6 years in a row!
  • For festival tips, photos of mouth-watering po-boys & breaking news, like the official Facbook Page and find us on Instagram & Twitter @PoBoyFest.
  • Connect with us on social media! Tag your instagram photos #ComeDressed. 
FAQs:
  • The festival is free and open to the public. All are welcome!
  • No outside food or beverage. Please! Help support this community event by leaving your coolers at home and purchasing drinks at the fest. This helps keep the festival free for years to come! 
  • Pets are welcome
  • There will be ATMs throughout the festival, but we suggest coming with cash to avoid fees, lines, etc.
New festival features:
  • Arts Market from 10am-4pm. Where Y’Art, an online gallery and social shopping network where you can discover, follow and shop, directly from local, New Orleans artists, will curate the Where Y’Art Market, located in the parking lot of Mater Dolorosa Church at Carrollton, between Oak and Dublin streets. The Where Y'Art Market will feature 25+ local artists with an eclectic array of  handmade and one-of-a-kind artworks. Pre-shop the WhereY'Art Market here. Get your holiday shopping started early!  
  • Oak Street History Center @ Mater Dolorosa Parish House - 1225 Dublin St. (Curated by Jerry Brock) Details here.
  • New booth placement for improved traffic flow. 
  • Additional eating and beverage areas are available.
  • Beer Garden @ Cambronne: From 10:30-Noon meet your brewers! Abita brewers will host a meet & greet. 
  • There will be a Food Truck Village located in the 8700 block of Oak Street with plenty of seating for patrons. 
  • 2nd Annual PO-BOY FEST RACE: We're excited to announce the 2nd Annual Po Boy Fest Race! Burn all the calories you'll consume the rest of the day! Meet at the levee on the corner of Leak Ave and Eagle St. Registration begins at 7am day of race. Race begins at 8am!

WHERE:    

Oak Street, New Orleans from Carrollton Ave. to Eagle Ave.
Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church: Parish House (History Center) and Courtyard (Where Y'Art Market)
Leonidas Street, from Oak Street to Willow Street

The festival is held in the Oak Street business corridor (8100-8800 blocks of Oak Street) in New Orleans' Carrollton Neighborhood. We are expanding the festival down Leonidas Street in an effort promote community renewal and encourage neighborhood involvement. There will also be a main stage located at the corner of Leonidas and Willow.
   
WHAT:               
  • FOOD: Over 40 restaurants and food trucks will participate in the festival. Browse their mouthwatering menus on Poboyfest.com (menus available here) 

  • BEER: Pair your po boy with your favorite brew! Abita beer selection by block available here

  • ART: Get your holiday shopping done early! This year we'll have 2 Official Merch Centers + the debut of the Where Y'Art Market! More info in the SHOP THE FEST tab. 

  • MUSIC: Enjoy world-class music all day long at our intimate Saloon Stages or outdoor Main Stages! 

  • Oak Street Merchants: Be sure to visit the wonderful restaurants, bars and shops on Oak St! Click here for a list.  

  • Oak Street History Center & 2nd Annual Po Boy Fest Race! Click on our Events page to see a list of everything going on.  

  • MAP the fest and plan your day!   

WHY:        
The Oak Street Po-Boy fest is a uniquely New Orleanian festival, designed to honor the humble po-boy sandwich and to help revitalize the booming Oak Street business corridor. The Oak Street Po Boy Festival is presented by the Oak Street Merchants, Residents and Property Owners, a Non Profit organization dedicated to promoting and sustaining the economic visibility of the Oak Street commercial corridor, combat blight and deterioration, and maintain the streetscape improvements.

                            

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