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National Fried Chicken Festival

September 30, 2023 - October 1, 2023


Founded in 2016 in New Orleans, the National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) presented by Raising Cane’s is a two-day outdoor festival bringing together hundreds of thousands from across the nation around a shared love of great food, music, and culture. The festival debuted its scenic new location along the New Orleans Lakefront in 2022, with added space to offer more restaurants, on-site activations, and family-focused activities for guests to enjoy.

FCF 2023 will feature its largest and most diverse food lineup to date, with over 50 participating restaurants showcasing their unique spins on the iconic Southern dish for an opportunity to take home the festival’s “Best Fried Chicken” and “Best Use of Fried Chicken in a Dish Awards.” For the third year, the highly-coveted Culinary Icon Award will also be presented to a prominent chef who has made remarkable contributions to the culinary industry.

In addition to the two music stages with all-day entertainment from local and national artists, organizers are proud to announce a third stage – the HEINZ® “Food is Culture” Stage – which will feature cooking demonstrations, ted-style talks, panel discussions, and more with national celebrity chefs and culinary thought leaders.


September 30, 2023
October 1, 2023


New Orleans Lakefront
Lakeshore Drive, Franklin Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
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